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Staff Developer Relations Engineer, Developer Platform



Software Engineering
Galway, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Staff Developer Relations Engineer who is interested in working on Square Developer platform open source software and examples to empower developers to build solutions for Square sellers. We’re growing the Square Developer platform team as we expand and engage a broader section of the developer community. You’ll help showcase platform capabilities by helping make examples resonate with developers in multiple languages and frameworks. You will also play a crucial role of representing the voice of external developers internally and bringing their feedback into our current and upcoming product offerings. Come work on our open source software to empower the Square Developer community!


You will:

  • Build and grow the Square Developer community

  • Write and improve quality technical content that enables developers to understand and build on the platform

  • Be the voice of Square in public forums, external videos, and events for developers building on Square's ecommerce platform

  • Work cross-functionally with our product teams, many other engineering teams, and partner developers in the design and delivery of Square’s global developer platform

  • Develop example applications that demonstrate the use of our platforms and SDKs

  • Be an internal advocate for the community and communicate their needs

  • Create new initiatives to build engagement with the developer community (e.g. hackathons, contests, etc)

You have:

  • A desire to advocate for a remarkable developer experience

  • Experience building and engaging communities

  • Experience pursuing self directed side projects, research, or open source projects

  • Delivered high quality technical content that engages developers

  • Great communication and technical writing skills

  • Enjoy diving into specs, API docs, and others’ code to prototype new things on your own

  • Have experience building and deploying client-side and server-side applications to production environments

  • Have expertise in at least one modern scripting language (i.e. Ruby, Python, PHP) and one compiled/typed language (i.e. Java, .NET/C#, C/C++)

  • Be well-versed in RESTful web services

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and programming languages

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. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.


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

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.