Software Engineer, Payment Pricing & Cost Platform

Remote - US Full Time
$168K - $297K Yearly

Published on April 09, 2024

Fifteen years ago, not all businesses could accept credit cards. Square set out to change that – inventing the first mobile card reader of its kind. This allowed businesses to take payments anywhere and keep thriving in the economy. It also completely disrupted how the financial system thinks about small businesses. With this shift, Square’s journey took off – moving far beyond its origins as a payment processor to building new tools and solutions for the future.

Today, Square is the largest business technology platform serving all kinds of businesses. The Square operating system allows business owners to sell anywhere, work more efficiently, manage inventory, communicate with customers, book appointments, courses or meals, order online and so much more. These tools unlock endless possibilities and countless opportunities for any operation, from global chains to mom-and-pop shops.

Job Description

Square processes billions of dollars worth of transactions every year. At that scale, even small optimizations can lead to huge business impact. Payment Pricing & Cost Platform makes data-driven improvements to core payment profitability by focusing on pricing and cost of a payment. This work has a direct impact on Square’s profitability and financial success. The team's engineers work together closely with data scientists and analysts. It offers competitive pricing optionality that serves all Square sellers, provides understandable and predictable pricing and supports reliable and transparent costs.
We are looking for a senior backend Software Engineer to help us expand our pricing and cost solutions and scale our platform. As a senior member of the team, you will:
  • Design scalable and reliable systems that solve the problems related to pricing, and costs.
  • Implement the designed solutions and new features and optimize them
  • Work cross-functionally with our product, business, and finance teams to develop Square’s global payments strategy
  • Grow as an engineer and lift others around you in the process by providing technical mentorship and guidance
  • Help contribute to a culture of positivity, psychological safety, and inclusivity
 

Qualifications

You have:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (5+ years preferred)
  • Experience in working cross-functionally and building architecting data-driven solutions
  • Innate curiosity and a desire to be responsible for all aspects of reliably moving billions of dollars in a small, highly focused team
  • Understanding and curiosity in creating highly available, scalable, low-latency data systems
  • Interest in changing the payments landscape in the US and globally
Technologies we use:
  • Java, Python, Ruby
  • Guice, Guava, gRPC, Protocol Buffers
  • MySQL, Aurora, Airflow, Tensorflow, Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, AWS

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
 
 Zone A: USD $198,000 - USD $297,000
 Zone B: USD $188,100 - USD $282,100
 Zone C: USD $178,200 - USD $267,400
 Zone D: USD $168,300 - USD $252,500
Curious about a benefit not listed? Ask our recruiting team!
 
To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 
Full-time employee benefits include the following:
  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) 
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits 
These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
 
We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.
While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.