Block
Our purpose is economic empowerment.
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Senior iOS (Bazel) Build System Engineer, Mobile Developer Experience

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Employer Provided Salary: 153,000-270,000 Annually
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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 iOS Mobile Developer Experience (MDX) team at Block builds and maintains infrastructure and tooling enabling iOS development at Block to be fast and efficient at scale. This is a high force multiplier team tasked with supporting and improving the developer experience for all iOS developers at Block. We've invested heavily in Bazel as the foundation of our build tooling and leverage technologies such as Remote Build Execution and Remote Caching across local and CI environments. You'll be part of a team on the cutting edge of iOS build engineering contributing heavily to open source Bazel projects, participating in the Bazel iOS community, and ensuring tooling works seamlessly across CI and developers' local environments.
You Will:

  • Contribute to our mission of delivering a fast and frictionless developer experience
  • Identify opportunities to decrease build times and reduce system complexity
  • Optimize the performance and usability of our build tooling
  • Participate in Bazel open source community projects and discussions
  • Provide input into team priorities and project roadmaps
  • Mentor and level up other team members and Bazel users across Block


Qualifications
You Have:

  • Experience working with Bazel in a production environment and optimizing Bazel builds for large-scale projects
  • Experience using the iOS toolchain for generating build and test artifacts (i.e. xcodebuild, clang, swift, ld, actool, ibtool, codesign)
  • Familiarity with iOS specific Bazel rulesets (rules_ios, rules_apple, rules_swift) and the app development process on Apple-based hardware
  • Experience working within large scale codebases and CI infrastructure
  • Strong foundation in software engineering and excellent mentorship skills
  • A passion for accelerating the development velocity of other engineers and improving their developer experience as part of a larger team


Qualifications
You Have:

  • Experience working with Bazel in a production environment and optimizing Bazel builds for large-scale projects
  • Experience using the iOS toolchain for generating build and test artifacts (i.e. xcodebuild, clang, swift, ld, actool, ibtool, codesign)
  • Familiarity with iOS specific Bazel rulesets (rules_ios, rules_apple, rules_swift) and the app development process on Apple-based hardware
  • Experience working within large scale codebases and CI infrastructure
  • Strong foundation in software engineering and excellent mentorship skills
  • A passion for accelerating the development velocity of other engineers and improving their developer experience as part of a larger team
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What are Block Perks + Benefits

Block Benefits Overview

At Block, we want to provide you with benefits, perks, and offerings that empower you to make choices for your life and what matters to you. We understand the importance of having quality care. So, whatever stage of life you’re in, we offer coverage and plans to support total health — physical, mental, and financial — for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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