People Matter

Senior Security Engineer, Cloud Security

SquareUp

SquareUp

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 Cloud Security Risk and Insights team is responsible for discovering, tracking and enabling the business to remediate the biggest security risks we face across Block’s cloud ecosystems. We drive the creation of security policy and best practices. We measure and aggregate deviations from these policies. We develop capabilities to estimate security risk based on these signals and business context, and enable product teams to resolve the most important issues first. This team’s work drives our cloud security strategy, and is the view Block uses to measure progress of our cloud security posture over time.

We believe that the secure option should be the easiest option for our users. We’re looking for a strong Senior Cloud Security Engineer with a deep understanding of securing infrastructure and services at scale in a cloud-native world to help us execute on this vision.

You will:

  • Build the security components of the next phase of Block’s cloud, shaping how we use it for years to come.
  • Build automation to help us discover, measure and contextualize security issues.
  • Partner with platform teams to deliver solutions that permanently solve entire categories of security risk.
  • Deliver key cloud security assurance functions, balancing the need to remediate important issues with being responsible stewards of our developers’ time.
  • Be responsible for producing quality software that stands the test of time.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software or security engineer (we’re a Python shop, but our Go footprint is growing rapidly).
  • 4+ years of experience developing applications for and securing infrastructure running on AWS or GCP.
  • Experience using Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation, understanding of best practices and pitfalls when deploying and securing them.
  • Experience maturing the cloud security posture of large, complex environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver complex, multi-faceted projects from concept to launch.

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with BI and data exploration tools like Looker and Snowflake
  • Ability to work well cross-functionally, and communicate with audiences who may not have a security or engineering background.

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 $217,800 - USD $326,800
Zone B: USD $207,000 - USD $310,400
Zone C: USD $196,100 - USD $294,100
Zone D: USD $185,200 - USD $277,800

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.