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Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Database, Cash App

Company: Uncubed
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We provide a set of fully managed databases as a platform, used to persist data for all of Cash App. Our platform, running on AWS, automates operating a constantly growing number of databases and database systems like DynamoDB, AWS Aurora, and TiDB. We are responsible for a wide variety of data and access patterns, ranging from mission-critical payment data to high volume user event and sensor data, requiring us to gain deep expertise in a variety of database systems. Our teams are remote first and globally distributed. You will have high levels of autonomy and curiosity. As a member of the -Cloud Database engineering team, you'll collaborate with our stakeholders - including product engineers - to:

  • Design, build, and own infrastructure projects that provide critical support for operating database systems at scale
  • Build the platform that provides self-serve provisioning, scaling, and management of database systems like DynamoDB, AWS Aurora, ElastiCache, ElasticSearch, and TiDB.
  • Build and operate continuous integration and chaos testing for our platform
  • Spread database best-practices across the organization, while mentoring and inspiring fellow engineers You'll also have the chance to explore and contribute to bleeding edge open source technologies that will form the future of Cash App's cloud storage platform, like TiDB,, and ChaosMesh. You are a self-motivated, curious engineer who wants to work with stateful distributed systems at scale. Automating chores is second nature. An afternoon spent tracking down an obscure kernel bug is your idea of a good time. You can jump up and down the cloud platform stack at will. The fact that you'll be jumping head first into a massive, distributed cloud platform excites you. Skills you'll bring:
    • A curiosity for highly available systems at scale
    • Technical initiative and a desire to make those around you better
    • Experience with incident response, including disaster recovery
    • Proficient in Go or a mainstream scripting language
    • At least one of:
      • Experience operating Data Storage at scale with one or more of the following databases: MySQL, DynamoDB, Amazon RDS, and TiDB
      • Proficient with container orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes Technologies we use and teach: MySQL, DynamoDB, TiDB, Amazon RDS, AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Go, and Kotlin. We don't expect candidates to have experience in all of these technologies. Cash App spends much of its time using these tools, but we're committed to working on the right tech for the job. As a senior member of the team, we look forward to having your expertise guide us into the future. 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, veteran status, 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, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, 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. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution. About Square We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex.So we're building easy tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it-because we believe in fair and square.We started with a little white card reader but haven't stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, our Cash app lets people send money instantly, and we're building easy tools for customers, too.We're empowering the electrician to send invoices, setting up the food truck with a delivery option, helping the clothing boutique pay its employees, and giving the coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location.We're here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business-and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone. If you're passionate about trading & technology, you'll find success. LiveRamp, New York City, NY, United States

Keywords: Uncubed, Seattle , Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Database, Cash App, IT / Software / Systems , Seattle, Washington

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