Network Engineering Lead

  • 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

You will:

  • Lead an amazing group of engineers, by hiring exceptional talent, coaching and developing your team, cultivating pragmatic engineering decision-making, and leveraging your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar.

  • Identify automation opportunities to improve efficiency in common tasks.

  • Work closely with internal customers, including Square Cash, Capital, Register, Payments, Caviar and Corporate IT to proactively ensure that current and future product needs are met.

  • Manage external vendors to ensure Square's network is cost efficient and uses industry best practices.

  • Own the success of your team's projects to deliver quantifiable results in a timely manner.

  • Be willing to be hands-on and work alongside your team.  Act as escalation for 24x7 Network Engineering oncalls


You have:

  • 3+ years experience in building and managing a team of engineers.

  • Experience operating a complex mission-critical network with minimal oversight and minimal downtime.

  • Successful track record of delivering complex projects with tight deadlines and constraints.

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills; ability to inspire team members.

  • Self motivation and a proactive attitude with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.

  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of software development life cycles and best practices.

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.