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Senior Software Engineer

Company Description TIDAL is a global music and entertainment streaming platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans through its library of more than 80 million songs, o

Company Description TIDAL is a global music and entertainment streaming platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans through its library of more than 80 million songs, over 350,000 high quality videos, and available in over 60 countries. In addition, TIDAL offers its subscribers exclusive access to high-profile music and music videos, original content series, podcasts, documentaries, livestream concerts, tickets, merchandise and live experiences. Together, TIDAL and Block will be music-obsessed and artist-focused while we explore new artist tools, listener experiences, and access to financial systems that help artists be more successful.

Job Description

The API Team is a newly created team that was recently formed to lead all API-related initiatives such as building TIDAL Public API, API Gateways, GraphQL ecosystem, and consulting other teams about best API practices. It gives a great opportunity to join the team from its very roots, share your expertise, and help to build efficient, respectful, trustful, and transparent relationships and processes.

The work in the API Team implies proactive, close and collaborative work with many other TIDAL teams: research other domains, learn technical aspects, define requirements, design system architecture, write and share technical documentation, own and maintain existing components within the TIDAL ecosystem.

We are looking for engineers that are strong in building services that are scalable, reliable, and maintainable, incorporating ideas of distributed, open-source, standards-based systems.

As a Senior Backend Java Engineer, you will be a part of the TIDAL API Team and report to the team lead.

You Will:

  • Use engineering approach: comprehensive system analysis and design, proof of concepts and prototyping, proper prioritization, implementation excellence, transparency, and knowledge sharing
  • Have experience in designing and building scalable, reliable, and maintainable distributed systems.
  • Feel confident about how services operate on an infrastructural level, are familiar with modern Public Cloud services, deployment strategies, monitoring systems, etc. Have experience in how to detect infrastructural issues and address them.
  • Have a product-oriented mindset: clear understanding of team goals, ownership boundaries, is passionate and open about exploring new opportunities on how the product may evolve.
  • Know API best practices. Has a good understanding of how to design and build modern Public APIs.
  • Have solid programming skills: good understanding of OOP and design patterns, modern development approaches: comprehensive and reasonable test coverage, documentation, pair programming, readable clean code, code review, etc.
  • Ready to write, share and present understandable and comprehensive technical documentation.
  • Have understanding of modern authentication frameworks and security concerns


You Have:

5+ years of experience in designing and shipping scalable, reliable and maintainable systems

Required Skills:

  • Java
  • Spring Boot
  • RESTful API, Open API Specification, API Style Guides
  • AWS, Terraform, Docker
  • Testing pyramid: unit, integration, API, e2e tests
  • OAuth 2

Optional Skills:

  • Frontend development experience using modern JS frameworks (React, Node.js or others), basics of HTML, CSS, JS
  • CICD: Jenkins, Make, Spinnaker
  • GraphQL
  • ELK, DataDog

Collaborative skills:

  • Ability to work closely with other Product and Engineering functions
  • Able to produce in an autonomous environment

Additional Information

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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.

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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