Manufacturing Electrical Engineer Intern (Summer 2024)

| Oakland, CA, USA +80 more | Remote | Hybrid
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Company Description
Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn't work together.
So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions - to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, offer buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we've embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.
Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes - large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We're building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.
Job Description
Our hardware team builds the tangible connection to all that is Square. With the Square Card Reader, Stand, Terminal, and Register, our family of devices is growing - and this is only the beginning. As we introduce more and more of our products to the world, our hardware footprint expands.
Our hardware engineers are responsible for designing and developing world class hardware products. They understand the subtleties of user interaction, robust communication interfaces, and smart product design.
Qualifications
You will:

  • Become intimately familiar with Square's hardware products and manufacturing processes.
  • Research technologies for our next-generation hardware products.
  • Analyze test data, prepare test reports, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Write and debug engineering automation software for the factory as well as the lab.
  • Assist in developing and implementing test procedures for manufacturing processes and products.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives by identifying areas for process optimization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet specifications
  • Reach beyond boundaries to make Square's products better wherever you see the chance.


You are:

  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or related technical field, graduating between May 2024 and June 2026.
  • Familiar with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming language
  • Knowledgeable of statistics, and have experience utilizing statistical methods for data analysis to derive meaningful insights.
  • Eager to apply methodical engineering problem-solving skills to dig into challenges that are outside of your expertise.
  • Collaborative and able to effectively work in a team, ask questions, and share information to solve problems.
  • Adaptable, with the ability to quickly learn new concepts, technologies, and methodologies, and adjust to changing project requirements or priorities.
  • Able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, capable of effectively conveying technical information to diverse audiences and articulating ideas and findings clearly.
  • A methodical thinker: capable of developing and implementing structured procedures and methodologies to ensure accurate testing and evaluation.
  • Proactive and take initiative to identify areas for improvement, actively contributing to enhancing processes and products.


Even Better:

  • Experience with measurement systems automation.
  • Familiar with hardware lab equipment for test and measurement (e.g. oscilloscope, power supply, function generator, spectrum analyzer, DMM, etc.), or prototyping (Soldering, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D printing, powertools, etc.)
  • Familiar with the co-existence of multiple technologies in a unified system.


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 candidate's starting pay will be determined based on the candidate's work location and may be may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $46
Zone B: USD $44
Zone C: USD $41
Zone D: USD $39
To find a location's zone designation, please refer to this resource . If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • 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 (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits


These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.
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.
We've noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @ block.xyz , @ squareup.com , @ tidal.com , or @afterpay.com, @ clearpay.co.uk .
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.
While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

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An Insider's view of Square

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

"Our remote work policy gives me the flexibility to both travel, and collaborate in office. Our remote policy lets me continue to do things I am passionate about, which encourages me to bring my most authentic self to the workplace and feel empowered."

Pooja

Recruiter

What does career growth look like on your team?

“My internship at Square was great. I learned from world-class Engineers and was given a ton of ownership over meaningful projects. As a full time Engineer, I joined the same team I interned on, and have continued to build Machine Learning driven features that empower businesses.”

Jake

Machine Learning Engineer

What are Square Perks + Benefits

Square Benefits Overview

At Square, we want to provide you with benefits, perks, and offerings that empower you to make choices for your life and what matters to you. We understand the importance of having quality care. So, whatever stage of life you’re in, we offer coverage and plans to support total health — physical, mental, and financial — for you and your family.

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