Staff Software Engineer, Afterpay Shop

  • Afterpay
  • Remote in Toronto, ON
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Job Description

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay/Clearpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world’s relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

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Job Description

The Cash Commerce team is building ways for customers to take their money further. As part of the Cash Commerce team, Afterpay is transforming the way we pay by allowing customers to buy products immediately and pay for their purchases over four installments. Started as a checkout solution on merchant websites, we now have our own app which millions of customers use regularly. Not only do we offer easy access to in-network merchants from our mobile app, we also have app exclusive merchants and gift cards that customers can shop right from our app.

As part of the Afterpay Shop team, you’ll develop entirely new consumer facing products, and enhance existing ones. You will build platforms that scale to address high-priority product needs. In our fast paced environment, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to collaborate and grow while working through design, execution, and maintenance of our new products. You will work with internal teams and external partners in a cross functional environment to ensure the solutions you develop deliver first-in-class products.

You will:

  • Scope, build, and scale products, systems, and services that have an immediate impact on our millions of customers
  • Lead and participate in critical technical, design, and product discussions
  • Participate in all parts of product development, working with non-Engineering related disciplines (Product and Design) and adjacent Engineering teams (Mobile, Platform, Machine Learning, and Data Science)


You have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 6-8+ years of software development or equivalent experience
  • Experience building backend systems with high availability, scalability, and reliability
  • Experience working with frontend/mobile teams as well as cross functional partners
  • Exceptional written and verbal technical communication skills

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java, Kotlin
  • MySQL, Dynamo, ElasticSearch
  • gRPC and Protocol Buffers
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • DataDog, Prometheus

Additional Information

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.