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Staff iOS Software Engineer, Catalog and Inventory



Software Engineering
United States · California, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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’re looking for an inspiring lead iOS Engineer to join Square’s Catalog and Inventory Mobile team. As a member of the team, you will play a critical role in developing stock and catalog management solutions that meet Square’s sellers wherever they are, wherever that be in a warehouse taking deliveries or on the shop floor responding to changing stock in real-time. As both a product and platform team, we balance building out the architecture and features that aim to serve or extend to all of Square’s diverse vertical specific catalog and inventory management needs in an experience that feels catered to their industry’s contexts.

As a staff engineer on the Catalog and Inventory Mobile team, you will collaborate closely with server engineers to support time-sensitive inventory management operations in real-time that are highly consistent across sales channels. You will also guide peers across vertical specific Inventory teams to unblock or accelerate efforts to drive more advanced stock management features based on our shared inventory platform. You’ll also work alongside cross-functional Product and Design partners to align our technical architecture against features that we’ll build that deliver an elegant inventory user experience for Square sellers across the world.

You will:

  • Lead the architecture, design, and implementation of critical Catalog and Inventory features.
  • Represent the team in architectural discussions and stakeholder conversations, serving as a bridge between our team and the broader organization.
  • Collaborate with other lead iOS engineers across Square to identify bottlenecks and pain points in developer experience and platform health across domains and plan initiatives to support a reliable, performant and maintainable platform.
  • Help shape the future of our codebase by building flexible, extendable, and reusable components.
  • Foster a culture of engineering excellence and mentor engineers of all experience levels.
  • Hold yourself and your teammates to the highest standard of engineering excellence, with unwavering attention to product reliability.
  • Work with product managers, designers, and data scientists to shape the future of order management at Square.
  • Help contribute to a culture of positivity, psychological safety, and inclusivity within the team.


You have:

  • 12+ years of iOS software engineering experience, developing scalable production software and an excellent command of engineering fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in Swift and/or Objective-C.
  • Proficiency in native iOS development using standard tools and frameworks.
  • Experience working in complex technical projects, e.g. cross-team programs.
  • An ability to lead and mentor software engineers to deliver solutions while fostering growth.
  • A passion for building mobile products at all levels – from the low-level architectural decisions to the individual pixels.
  • A desire to build products that our merchants will depend on every day to run their business.
  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Swift, Combine, Core Data along with Swift Concurrency for iOS development
  • Application architecture based on Square’s modern open source library, Workflow
  • UI built with Square’s modern declarative UI framework, Blueprint

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 $198,000 - USD $297,000
Zone B: USD $188,100 - USD $282,100
Zone C: USD $178,200 - USD $267,400
Zone D: USD $168,300 - USD $252,500"

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.

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.