Kubernetes Engineering Manager, Platform Engineering

Website Afterpay

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About the job
Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Afterpay’s Platform Engineering is responsible for the build, deployment, monitoring and maintenance of the underlying cloud infrastructure that powers Afterpay’s platform. Our customers are the internal Afterpay product teams; our work enables them to focus on building new product features which leverage our highly available infrastructure platform. It is our objective to ensure product development teams can provision new services to the platform quickly, easily and safely.

This role is to become the engineering manager for the Kompute Kubernetes team, reporting to the Afterpay Platform Engineering lead.

What You’ll Be Doing

Directly responsible for the Kompute Kubernetes platform; including delivery of technical features and essential maintenance
Managing a team of 10 engineers.
Guide the team through prioritisation and roadmap creation, and operate a healthy planning cycle with your team
Proactively support your team members to achieve their performance and development goals
Create a safe and inclusive culture for all people
Apply your domain knowledge and technological expertise to multiply their team’s effectiveness in delivering impactful products
Working with engineering teams across different business units within Block to ensure the kubernetes platform is fit for purpose



Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent practical experience) plus 8 years of relevant industry (or additional academic) experience
2+ years of experience managing teams
Working knowledge of AWS, Kubernetes, CI/CD
Proficiency in foundational tools like git, docker, bash, terraform, networking


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.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

Healthcare coverage
Retirement Plans
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Wellness perks
Paid parental leave
Paid time off
Learning and Development resources


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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