Corporate Development Senior Deal Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Economic Empowerment, it is literally written on the walls at Square (come in, we can show you!)  Would you like to work at a company that is at the bleeding edge of creating a better, faster, fairer economic system for small businesses and consumers?  Even better would you like to be a part of the team that is pushing the bleeding edge of that bleeding edge? That’s corporate development at Square. By joining Square corporate development, you can help accelerate the efforts of product teams at Square that are disrupting payments, banking, consumer finance, ecommerce, lending, software, and cryptocurrencies (that’s just the list today, if you are on our team, you can help decide what we go after next!)

Job Description

The Corporate Development team works across Square to bring world-class companies, technology, and talent into the company through acquisitions. The team is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and executing impactful acquisitions, as well as informing the company’s strategy by identifying industry trends and maintaining relationships with startups, VCs and bankers.

This is a unique opportunity to be a core member of a high-impact team situated at the nexus of product, engineering, and the broader strategic efforts at Square. This person will be a senior leader on the team and will manage all stages of the evaluation and acquisition process.


You will:

  • Work closely with senior executives and product leads to develop strategies and identify acquisition and investment opportunities that accelerate Square’s mission

  • Establish and maintain relationships with senior executives from startups, VCs, and leading technology companies to inform product strategy and stay abreast of competitive landscape

  • Play a key role in driving the overall corp dev deal pipeline, including outreach to and sourcing of new opportunities

  • Manage, mentor, and grow junior team members

  • Conduct rigorous analysis to provide detailed guidance and insight regarding companies and potential acquisitions

  • Lead deal negotiation, due diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions, including coordinating cross-functional product, engineering, and functional teams to evaluate targets

Successful corporate development professionals have many different backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for someone who can be a senior member of our team, run transactions independently and is passionate about changing how the whole world interacts with money.  If this is you, we’d love to talk.

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.