Brand Designer, Senior Level - Developer Platform

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

As the first brand designer on a small, nimble team you will have the unique opportunity to build a style, artifacts and design language that speak to a brand new audience for Square: developers. We’re investing in a massive strategic initiative to enable a market of commerce experiences on top of Square’s powerful and flexible platform. You will be critical as our team reinterprets the Square brand to speak to developers and communicate the value of Square as a platform. 

***For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio***

The breadth of this role will span:

  • Owning the design system and execution for a new and burgeoning subset of Square customers

  • Designing a dedicated web property directed specifically at developers and larger sellers looking to build with Square’s platform

  • Collaborating with UI Engineers to deliver delightful, informative, and interactive marketing messaging for digital canvases

  • Collaborating with the product team to weave the Square Developer visual language through all aspects of the developer experience

  • Crafting the experience for all Square Developer marketing channels

  • Work on creative artifacts needed to engage developers and events and conferences 

You will:

  • Build an amazing third party developer experience across web products and in native SDKs

  • Rapidly prototype ideas with engineering and test them quantitatively and qualitatively with customers

  • Work cross-functionally with our product teams, many other teams, and partner with developers to design and implement Square’s global developer platform

  • See the big picture to design robust experiences so the team can be brave, move fast, and incrementally create the right experience with lots of feedback along the way

  • Follow agile practices



You have:

  • Deep experience in fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines and principles

  • The ability to visualize, own and execute the creation of an experience from initial concept to collaborating with engineers on implementation

  • The ability to render gorgeous visuals - ranging from content layout to form elements and textures

  • Proficiency with modern design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

  • The ability to communicate interactions rapidly at varying levels of resolution

  • A keen eye for detail and pixel perfection; no detail is too small or insignificant

  • Comfortability with an iterative design process that includes accepting and managing feedback and constructive criticism

  • Experience working with product and engineering to rapidly and iteratively prototype

  • Innate curiosity and a desire to tackle new challenges on a growing team

  • You must deeply enjoy creating and shipping products and experiences

Even better:

  • Illustration skills

  • 3D rendering skills

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, or applicable programming languages

We are a small, focused, and rapidly growing team with an abundance of growth and impact opportunities. Our products and responsibilities include: 

  • APIs and SDKs for eCommerce, in-person payments, and many other developer products.

  • Developer engagement funnel and growth optimization efforts

  • Developer experience product: Marking site, documentation site, developer portal, and interactive tutorials that help all developers try out and succeed with our platform

  • An App Marketplace that helps millions of merchants integrate solutions for their business, and helps developers reach a technology companies building entire businesses on top of the Square Platform

You will be responsible for strategizing, designing, and improving how we communicate the value of all the above products and services.


Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.