Industrial Designer

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. 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. 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

Square’s hardware team builds the tangible connection to Square, including the original little white reader. We continue to design, develop, manufacture, and distribute products that help connect sellers to our payments system and the rest of Square’s ecosystem. See what we offer today and imagine what you can help us build in the future:

We’re looking for an imaginative, collaborative Industrial Designer to join a world-class product development team with a diverse team of designers, engineers, and operators. The Industrial Designer is expected to be creative and solution-focused - you will be asked to help shape the future of commerce. You will identify customers’ real struggles and define and design the remarkable experiences and products that will help them be successful.


You will

  • Generate concepts and detailed designs for Square’s hardware products

  • Lead customer research and need-finding

  • Coordinate external prototyping and design shops

  • Follow through, from concept through manufacturing and field performance

  • Forge strong relationships with internal teams, including product management, software design, hardware engineering, and brand marketing


You have

  • 8+ years experience as an Industrial Designer, preferably in consumer electronics

  • Strong experience in sketching, rendering, CAD, and rapid prototyping methods

  • Product experience that spans interface design, ergonomics, and human factors

  • Experience working with software designers to build a cohesive hardware + software experience

  • Excellent communication skills; strong presentation skills are essential

  • BA in Industrial Design

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.