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Software Engineer - Intern
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Square | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Software Engineer - Intern

Company Description
Square is a mobile payments startup in San Francisco looking for exceptional technical talent to help us quickly and securely process millions of dollars each day. At Square we value design, user experience, and accuracy. We're looking for Interns who share our values and are passionate about our mission to make commerce easy.

Job Summary
Our Software Engineers are responsible for keeping Square simple and making our users faster and smarter by giving them a designed payments experience and rich data surrounding each transaction. We're looking for smart engineers of all shapes and sizes, capable and excited about building world-class software and solving hard problems. Our challenges span many technologies, from web and mobile applications (iOS, Android) to server-side development (Java and/or Ruby). Our engineers work on small teams with people across engineering, product, and creative, building software that is reliable, fast, responsive, and beautiful.

Problems we work on

Design: Implement pixel perfect designs that defy user expectations.
Reliability: Ensure Square works right, every time, by using testing, continuous integration, and in-depth code reviews.
Security: Create interactions and APIs that reinforce trust, increase security, and make it harder to do the wrong thing.
Analytics: Collect all the data around every transaction and turn it into tools that help our users.
Products: Envision entire new products, features, and flows that are inspired, considered, and magical.
Fraud: Make quick decisions on millions of dollars which requires sound judgement, thorough diligence and passion for detecting bad actors and preventing loss.
Machine Learning: Build and refine powerful machine learning models that automate decisions, prioritize our work, and change the behavior of Square's products in real time.

Required Skills

Pursuing degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math or related technical field, graduating between December 2014 and June 2017.
Programming experience in one or more object-oriented languages, including: C, C++, Objective-C, Java, Ruby, Scala, Go, and/or Python.

Application Deadline

Applications for Internships are due on December 31, 2013 at which point we will review and select candidates to interview.
If you have a competing offer with an earlier deadline, please e-mail us at "campus at squareup dot com"