Block
Our purpose is economic empowerment.
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Senior Software Engineer, Bitcoin Platform

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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
About Bitcoin Platform
The Bitcoin Platform team develops infrastructure for Block to send, receive and custody bitcoin by operating a stack for both cold, hot, and lightning wallets. Our goal is to bring bitcoin to people around the world, unlocking previously impossible use cases to accelerate a world built on better money. The team is composed of two engineering teams, Custody and Trading, who specialize in backend, security, and blockchain engineering.
Our Senior Software Engineering position sits on the Custody Engineering team, which is responsible for managing and improving our hot and cold Bitcoin wallets, handling transfers in and out of our wallets, and working on next generation Bitcoin technology and features like running a Lightning network node. You will be responsible for designing, building, troubleshooting and improving Bitcoin platform features, services, and infrastructure. We are scaling quickly and are excited to grow the team!
Qualifications
You have:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • A strong motivation to contribute to a meaningful product that will fundamentally change the way people interact with financial institution
  • Experience working with Bitcoin/Lightning or the desire to learn.
  • Experience working across teams and disciplines.
  • Experience building backend systems at scale, involving modern eventing, database, and infrastructure tooling
  • A pragmatic approach with a focus on delivery.
  • Ability to excel in macro and micro elements of software design.
  • Willingness to contribute to the growth of those around you.
  • Demonstrated technical initiative and leadership on previous projects.


Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java, Kotlin
  • Go
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Jaeger, Prometheus, Datadog
  • JUnit
  • Hibernate, Vitess, Guice
  • Bitcoin, Lightning


Qualifications
You have:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • A strong motivation to contribute to a meaningful product that will fundamentally change the way people interact with financial institution
  • Experience working with Bitcoin/Lightning or the desire to learn.
  • Experience working across teams and disciplines.
  • Experience building backend systems at scale, involving modern eventing, database, and infrastructure tooling
  • A pragmatic approach with a focus on delivery.
  • Ability to excel in macro and micro elements of software design.
  • Willingness to contribute to the growth of those around you.
  • Demonstrated technical initiative and leadership on previous projects.


Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java, Kotlin
  • Go
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Jaeger, Prometheus, Datadog
  • JUnit
  • Hibernate, Vitess, Guice
  • Bitcoin, Lightning
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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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