about 1 month ago

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Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), Onboarding

$168k - $297k

Square

Atlanta, GAGeorgiaUSNorth AmericaAmericasRemote

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, offer buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

We are seeking a product-focused Tech Lead Frontend Engineer with 10+ years of experience to join our Onboarding Team. Our team plays a crucial role in enabling sellers to onboard and adopt Square’s ecosystem. We also maintain ownership of other critical areas like managing various device and multi-seller life cycles. Onboarding is the first step in a seller’s journey within the Square ecosystem. This public-facing team operates in a fast-paced, highly cross-functional environment and is critical to Square’s success and revenue. This makes it a high-impact and high-visibility role.

You will:

  • Lead the design/development of multiple products & solutions that are used by sellers at a high scale, ensuring robust and scalable architectures.

  • Deliver cross-functional projects on tight deadlines, managing priorities effectively to meet business needs.

  • Lead by example and help foster a culture of positivity, psychological safety, and inclusivity within the team.

  • Be exposed to and impact real business challenges, applying your deep experience to shape technical direction and manage tech debt effectively.

  • Identify and explore ways to improve application architecture and testing, leveraging your experience with multiple different styles of architectures.

  • Continually seek to optimize and improve the seller experience, driving high engineering standards and best practices.

  • Iterate rapidly on features, services, and processes, adapting to changing business requirements and feedback.

  • Build frontend interfaces that support remarkable product experiences, which are crucial to the Square onboarding process around the world.

  • Hold yourself, and your teammates, accountable to the highest standards of engineering, enabling Square to safely move billions of dollars in payments and allowing our customers to trust us with their sensitive data.

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in frontend engineering, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality software solutions.

  • Extensive experience with multiple architectural styles and high-scale systems, demonstrating an ability to navigate and resolve complex technical challenges.

  • Proven ability to deliver cross-functional projects on tight deadlines, balancing technical excellence with business needs.

  • Strong leadership skills, fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment.

  • Experience in managing tech debt, shaping technical direction, and driving continuous improvement.

  • Proficient in modern frontend technologies and frameworks, with a deep understanding of best practices in software development.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a keen ability to identify and implement solutions to real business challenges.

  • Commitment to high engineering standards, ensuring robust, secure, and scalable systems that maintain the trust of our customers.

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience; ideal candidate typically has 10+ years of industry experience.

  • Extensive programming expertise with TypeScript, Node.js, React, Next.js, Ember, and Svelte.

  • Exceptional communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.

  • Collaborative mindset, with a willingness to grow continuously as an engineer and mentor others.

  • Strong sense of customer empathy, with a desire to influence and improve product direction based on user needs.

  • Deep understanding and curiosity in designing well-architected, scalable, low-latency global systems.

  • Proactive problem-solving abilities, with a focus on creating solutions that meet both technical and business requirements.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • JavaScript, Typescript, Java

  • React,  Ember, Svelte, Typescript, Storybook

  • MySQL, NoSQL, Redis, Kafka

  • AWS, GCP

  • Protocol Buffers, Bazel, Terraform, Kubernetes, Envoy

Additional Information

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. Square 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.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage

  • Retirement Plans

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Wellness perks

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off

  • Learning and Development resources

Curious about a benefit not listed? Ask our recruiting team!

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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, 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. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution. 

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 Blocks policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Blocks 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.

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 Blocks policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Blocks 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.

 

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.