People Matter

Senior Software Engineer, Android (Team Management)

Square

Square

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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 have an incredible team that is on a mission to make commerce easy for all types of businesses. Square Team Management is a comprehensive set of tools to help merchants manage a team of employees. It is an integrated software solution that makes management more manageable. It provides business owners and managers with the tools they need to monitor and manage their employees. This includes providing robust employee permission functionality within Point of Sale and Square Dashboard, authentication onto the Point of Sale via unique passcodes and hardware badges, plus allowing sellers to track their employee’s time with timecards. Team Management helps give our sellers the peace of mind that their business is running smoothly, even if they’re not physically present.

To learn more about the Team Management product: https://squareup.com/us/en/point-of-sale/features/team-management

You Will:

  • Design, build, and test robust, scalable client software complex server, network, and hardware interactions.
  • Design high availability, resilient systems which can operate no matter the network or device conditions.
  • Lead complex cross-functional initiatives, often across team boundaries.
  • Foster a strong culture with team members distributed across several locations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across engineering, product, design, and operations to deliver end-to-end solutions.
  • Capture and analyze metrics to drive informed decisions.
  • Participate in the full lifecycle of product development, from early definition to planning through release and beyond.

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of Android development experience, and an excellent command of engineering fundamentals.
  • Be proficient in Java and/or Kotlin for development (we use both).
  • Be proficient in software development for large scale applications including analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, maintenance, and quality assurance is highly desirable
  • Enjoy working on mobile apps at all levels – from networking up to user interfaces and whatever’s in between.
  • Be a team player as well as a self-starter who needs little supervision. Able to use independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
  • Work with product managers and designers to refine and define product scope and design.
  • Mentor other engineers and help teams level up.
  • Have eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others.
  • Empathize with your customers and colleagues.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Kotlin for development
  • Application architecture based on Square’s modern open-source library, Workflow
  • Espresso UI testing
  • Protocol buffers for network transport
  • Gradle for our build environment
  • Open-source libraries like LeakCanary, Jetpack Compose, Dagger, Anvil, Okhttp, and more

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.

We have listed some of our common hiring locations. Depending on the cost of labor in the relevant geographic area, state work locations that are approximately 50 Kilometers outside of the metro area listed may be aligned to a different zone. These zones may be modified in the future. Please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

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.

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

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.