Front-End Engineer, IT Tools

  • Experience 0-5 Years
  • Category Engineering
  • Location San Francisco, CA

Job Description

The IT Tools Team creates internal products to make Square more efficient, collaborate better, and have a best-in-class work environment. We’re looking for a Front-End Engineer with great instincts and experience with user interface design to help this small team craft internal tools. We’re like a little startup inside of a growing company, and our internal applications have actually inspired other people to create their own startups with similar products!


  • Work closely with the customers of IT.

  • Directly impact the efficiency and solve for the needs of other teams at Square.

  • Develop delightful web experiences that are clean, pragmatic, and visionary.

  • Apply state of the art technology as it’s developed to creatively solve problems - everything needs to be fast and real-time.

  • Work with extraordinary engineers and the best IT department in the world.


You have:

  • Strong knowledge of, and experience with, modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Experience writing clean code with or without the assistance of pre-processors (e.g. Sass/Less, HAML/Slim, CoffeeScript) and libraries (e.g. jQuery, Underscore)

  • Familiarity with a recently popular JS-app framework (e.g. Ember, Angular, React)

  • Knowledge of computer science fundamentals and code organization.

  • Experience testing your code (e.g. RSpec, QUnit, Mocha, Jasmine)

  • An understanding of the principles of design, UI, and user experience.

  • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails and Sprockets.

  • Familiarity with ES6

And even better:

  • Comfortable straddling design, client-side, and server-side development, contributing to every aspect of the product experience.

  • Experience in or desire to learn Rails and React.

  • Experience with responsive web development.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Ruby, Rails

  • jQuery, Ember, React, CoffeeScript, Sass, and other web-app frameworks
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