Engineering Manager, Treasury (Financial Platform)

Cash App

About the job

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 app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available and universally accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. Weโ€™ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employeesโ€™ creativity and productivity wherever they are.

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Job Description

Do you love building both software and teams? Do you care about engineering culture? Cash App is looking for a Technical & People Leader to help lead & grow our Treasury team.

Cash Appโ€™s Financial Platform engineering org is building the core set of capabilities that provide access to the underlying infrastructure that powers finance around the globe. One of the fundamental functions we provide is Treasury, responsible for providing a highly scalable, reliable and accessible real time ledgering capability.

The Treasury team owns the past, present and future of ledgering at Cash App. This is one of the most critical pieces of infrastructure supporting Cash App; if the ledger goes down, Cash App goes with it! However, the ledger is also one of the first services developed at Cash App, and no longer meets the needs of the breadth of features in Cash App. This is a challenging role with lots of opportunity; youโ€™ll get to drive forward the future of ledgering at cash, leading an autonomous engineering team to solve high impact problems.

We strive to build innovative and valuable solutions by growing diverse teams of people who care about what they do. Treasury is an inclusive and balanced engineering team, with a safe team environment enabling people to โ€˜just workโ€™.

You Will
  • Build a world-class team by hiring exceptional talent, coaching and developing engineers, cultivating pragmatic engineering decision-making, and leveraging your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar.
  • Partner closely with stakeholders across the Product Engineering and FinPlat orgs to thoroughly understand your customerโ€™s needs, and help define your teamโ€™s vision and roadmap.
  • Lead and participate in critical strategic, technical and operational discussions with leaders across the organization, company and external partners.
  • Foster inclusiveness, trust, work-life balance, ownership, accountability, pragmatism, and decision making in the team.
  • Define your teamโ€™s vision and roadmap by thoroughly understanding your customersโ€™ needs in collaboration with product management, business operations, data, and adjacent engineering teams
  • Work within a globally distributed organization, with engineers in the United States, Australia, and across Europe

We value Engineering Managers who:
  • Have 2+ years experience in leading teams of engineers, in both a technical and people management capacity.
  • Have 8+ years experience working on complex systems and delivering quality software.
  • Lead with a people-first approach, can lead a conversation rather than dictate it, and are empathetic to dissenting viewpoints.
  • Have boundless curiosity, are driven by what they donโ€™t know and thrive in ambiguous environments. Excel at building world class engineering teams that are highly-functional, collaborative and inclusive.
  • Build strong relationships with counterparts, both internally and externally, including finance, business operations and risk operations.
Technologies We Use And Teach
  • Java, Kotlin
  • Kafka
  • Vitess
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Jaeger, Prometheus, SignalFx
  • Hibernate, Guice
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 candidateโ€™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 $222,800 - USD $272,300

Zone B: USD $211,600 - USD $258,600

Zone C: USD $200,500 - USD $245,100

Zone D: USD $189,400 - USD $231,400

To find a locationโ€™s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Benefits Include The Following
  • Healthcare coverage
  • 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
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources
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.

Weโ€™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 weโ€™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.

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