Senior Software Engineer, Accounting & Revenue Team

Remote - US Full Time Senior
$139K - $245K Yearly

Published on May 20, 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’s rapidly growing financing platform, Square Lending, has revolutionized the way businesses obtain the funding needed to achieve their goals.

Unlike traditional business financing products, Square Lending offers are extended to pre-qualified sellers based on their business performance, funds are deposited as soon as the next business day, and are customizable based on the Seller’s needs. Since the product launched in 2014, Square Lending has extended more than $16 billion to over two million sellers worldwide.

As an Engineer for the Accounting & Revenue team on the Lending Platform, you will help build out a platform to handle the accounting, revenue recognition, and related functions for our credit products. Our platform is responsible for everything from accurately recording and reporting financial operations and transactions to data-crunching jobs that process millions of dollars in payment events every day. You will operate on the critical path of all our lending products to empower internal engineering teams to more quickly deliver new features and help accounting/finance teams understand the impact of these products on the business. 

You will:

  • Help deliver major initiatives to expand access to credit for our sellers.

  • Help us build the future of our accounting and revenue platform.

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to the team, ensuring that engineering best practices are followed.

  • Lead and participate in critical technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across our various product, data science, operations, engineering, accounting, treasury, and reconciliation teams.

  • Oversee the success of your team's projects and deliver quantifiable results.

  • Learn and understand multiple complex financial instruments to model commonalities between them,

  • Participate in ongoing training to maintain current knowledge of BSA/AML and perform BSA/AML duties as required.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on software engineering experience

  • Strong interest or relevant experience in lending, finance, accounting, or similar domains.

  • Proficiency in Ruby, Kotlin and Java strongly preferred.

  • Interest in working on back-end systems, from APIs and business logic to optimizing databases and streams.

  • Interest in modeling complex domains and building resilient systems to support high-throughput real-world applications.

  • Excellent software development skills and architectural design skills.

  • Experience collaborating with product managers, data analysts, accountants, finance teams, and other cross-functional leaders.

  • Proven experience in mentoring and guiding junior engineers in technical and professional development.

Tools we use and teach:

  • AWS

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Kotlin

  • Terraform

  • Kafka

  • Aurora / MySQL

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 $163,600 - USD $245,400
Zone B: USD $155,400 - USD $233,200
Zone C: USD $147,300 - USD $220,900
Zone D: USD $139,000 - USD $208,600

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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

 

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.