Hardware Engineer Intern

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Intern
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs

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

Our hardware team builds the tangible connection to all that is Square. With the Square Card Reader and the introduction of Square Stand, our family of devices is growing - and this is only the beginning. As we introduce more and more of our products to the world, our hardware footprint expands.

Our hardware engineers are responsible for designing and developing world class hardware products. They understand the subtleties of user interaction, robust communication interfaces, and smart product design.


Problems We Work On:

Electrical Engineering: Creating circuit designs and participating in the overall hardware design and validation process.
Product Design: Put your ME and design skills to work and help us come up with exciting new features and hardware products.

Qualifications

Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical field, graduating between December 2019 and June 2022.

Electrical Engineering:

  • Digital and analog circuit design (PCB layout is a plus)
  • Experience with hardware debugging techniques in the lab
  • Understanding of low-power design and optimization
  • Experience in embedded systems design and software development (Python scripting is a plus)


Product Design:

  • Mechanical design experience
  • Experience with plastic or metal part design as well as SolidWorks preferred
  • Rapid prototyping, comfortable in the machine shop

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)squareup.com. 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.