People Matter

Senior Software Engineer, Bot Intelligence



Software Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

The Bot Intelligence team builds the tools that provide important insights to the trustworthiness of traffic flowing into our systems. Our capabilities use machine learning, serverless, streaming analytics capabilities and data analysis to build a platform that provides powerful insights into understanding the true sources of our request flows. The team is small, providing for the nimbleness and flexibility needed to stay ahead of threat actors.

You have a passion for the problem space – needing to understand a significant range of knowledge around Content Distribution Networks, analytical tools, network protocols and behavior, authentication and authorization systems. You will work with many teams across the organization both engineering and operational to gain the insights required to understand the problem space as well as monitor the effectiveness of our solutions.

You Will:

  • Build and maintain a near real-time streaming analytics application built on an array of AWS technologies including but not limited to lambda functions, managed apache flink, and vendor solutions.
  • Contribute to the evolution of our labeling and ML model development.
  • Help manage and maintain our systems across build, deploy, and production monitoring,
  • Computer languages as we use Java, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, PySpark and others as needed or appropriate.
  • Evaluate and build integrations with vendor systems that may be used in addition to in-house solutions.

Experience with bot/fraud identification and mitigation systems is a strong plus.


You Have

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience developing scalable production software incorporating testing, evaluation, and monitoring.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proficient in Java, Javascript, Typescript, and Python.
  • Proficient in data analysis using SQL and Spark
  • Experience implementing and maintaining applications in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem built on Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB and other systems

Technologies We Use

  • Java, JavaScript, Python
  • Snowflake, MySQL, DynamoDB, Databricks
  • AWS (Lambda, API Gateway, Managed Apache Flink, Kinesis Streams, DynamoDB, Firehose)
  • Confluent Kafka
  • Datadog, Terraform

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.

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.