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Square Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Directory Infrastructure in Toronto, Canada

An important part of Square's mission is to help merchants grow their businesses by giving them the tools to know, support, engage, and acquire their customers. The Customers Directory team builds products for consumers (Square Digital Receipts), merchants (Customers Directory), and developers (Customers API). We aim to provide great experiences on both sides of every customer interaction, and we're building the Customer Platform that Square's developers rely upon to build their products. You will report to the engineering manager alongside other data and infrastructure experienced engineers to help us modernize and scale our systems to meet the growing needs of Square's platform. You Will: * Work with the development teams responsible for building the products described above to decompose a monolithic service into microservices * Design solutions to performance and scalability challenges as our customer data set continues to grow * Engineer tools and services that improve operational efficiency and help our developers build features faster * Build systems that coordinate customer data quality for Square's sellers * Build for the future by communicating the cost-benefit of a given solution and advocating for the best path forward * Embrace opportunities to stretch yourself by learning new technologies You Have: * 5+ years of software development experience * Experience with the complete development cycle from problem identification through delivery * Experience in designing, operating, and optimizing large-scale distributed systems * Excellent skills with data management and data system design: building data pipelines, migrating large datasets, capacity planning, sharding * A passion for applying your knowledge to create remarkable solutions to your customers * The ability to excel in a collaborative environment involving different team members and experts Even Better: * Experience with cloud computing platforms, such as AWS, Google Cloud or Azure * Experience with data streaming platforms, such as Kafka or Pulsar Technologies we use and teach: * Go, Java, Ruby * MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, BigQuery * Hybrid - Private DataCenters, Google Cloud, AWS * SignalFX, DataDog, Snowflake * Dataflow, TensorFlow At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: * Healthcare coverage * Retirement Plans * Employee Stock Purchase Program * Wellness perks * Paid parental leave * Paid time off * Learning and Development resources