The Product Security Engineering team identifies and mitigates unacceptable risk to Square’s products in order to protect our users. We engage in cross-functional collaboration across a wide range of organizations in order to implement security mechanisms into the company’s tech stack. We rely on data to scope problems, work with multiple teams to understand what solution will make the best impact, and drive the delivery from design to implementation.
We are excited to hire a Senior Software Engineer, Security to lead our efforts aimed at protecting Square’s APIs. In this role, you will work with different groups across the company to address a set of ambiguous security challenges by collecting and analyzing data, proposing solutions in the form of engineering designs based on the findings and own the delivery.
Identify conceptual security risks across our API endpoints in the area of authN, authZ as well as network level attacks
Scope and design solutions that protect Square’s APIs throughout their lifecycle
Implement reliable software within our network stack or related systems
Influence stakeholders across teams to get buy-in for your solution
Evaluate potential vendor solutions when applicable, make build vs. buy recommendations
Act as a force multiplier when driving projects in a collaborative environment
The ability to break down complex projects into components or milestones that can easily be completed by other engineers
Software development experience in at least 1 language like Java, Go, or C++
Experience leading or overseeing large projects from start to finish
Built and operated highly available distributed systems
Nice to have:
Deep knowledge about network & internet security challenges and how to address them
Operated and debugged proxy technologies like Envoy or similar (e.g. Nginx, HAProxy)
Familiarity with some of the following technologies we use every day: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, gRPC, Envoy, GraphQL
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. Square 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 want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.
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