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Software Engineer - Android Platform

Company: Square
Location: Daly City
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely - and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment 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, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And 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 all in one place.

Today, we're a partner to sellers of all sizes - large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We're building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.Job Description

The Android Platform Apps team within Block Hardware is responsible for the System Apps and System Services running on the Square Android Platform, the platform that powers Square branded Android devices such as Register and Terminal. As an Android Engineer on the team, you will manage designing, building, and maintaining Square Android System Apps, the user-facing elements of the Square Platform experience used by Square Sellers, as well as System Services used by internal Square app developers developing features for the platform. You will be involved in the technical details of building available and reliable systems within the Android ecosystem, while also working with product teams to ensure Square to rapidly build new capabilities for our merchants and buyers all over the world.

You Will:

Build available and reliable systems within the Android ecosystem that power custom hardware solutions our sellers use throughout the world
Have a meaningful impact on the future of the Square Android platform roadmap
Craft durable, well-tested code with an unwavering commitment to product quality
Work with product managers and designers to refine and define product scope and design.
Respond to customer feedback to improve our products.


You Have:

2 years of experience working in the Android ecosystem
Proficiency in Java or Kotlin for development (we use both)
Experience with creating readable, pragmatic code and an appreciation for simple, practical solutions
Enjoy working on mobile apps at all levels - from networking up to user interfaces and whatever's in between.
Experience partnering with Hardware and Manufacturing teams to ship platform features
Experience partnering with product managers and designers to determine product scope
Experience working with AOSP is a big plus

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, 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 ID page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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.

Keywords: Square, Daly City , Software Engineer - Android Platform, IT / Software / Systems , Daly City, California

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