Technical Project Manager, Platform Infrastructure and Engineering

  • 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

We build and maintain Square's internal infrastructure with a mission to power all of Square's production applications and bring efficiency to developing, building, and launching applications. In this role, you will own key infrastructure initiatives for our Linux based application stack. You will drive key projects for the Platform Infrastructure & Engineering team across multiple products and organizations. Projects will span across a wide array of crucial initiatives from software and framework migrations to datacenter and hardware uplifts. The team is seeking a person with a strong technical background, preferably someone who has experience developing infrastructure applications or managing datacenter projects. We value excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within diverse and cross-functional teams for this role.

You will:

• Partner closely with engineering leads and cross-functional disciplines to drive technical projects such as migrating all applications from direct TLS connections to using Envoy in a service mesh.

• Provide hands-on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases across multiple product and platform teams.

• Provide day-to-day execution guidance and support for engineering projects, coordinating efforts across organizations and verticals, and helping unblock all teams across Square.

• Communicate project status to stakeholders and various key teams around the organization.

• Help Evangelize the internal infrastructure initiatives at Square.


You have:

  • BA or BS Management Information Systems, Computer Science, various Engineering fields, and/or equivalent technical field experience

  • Technical knowledge and/or experience in Linux administration and application development

  • Experience with Engineering tools like JIRA/Confluence etc.

  • 3+ years of project/program management experience.

  • Experience communicating and translating non-technical to technical (and vice versa) requirements and discussions.

  • Experience working across multiple teams and collaborating on solutions.

  • Organizational, coordination, and multitasking experience.

  • Experience with large-scale systems.

Even Better:

  • Programming Experience for production-level code and/or engineering management experience

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.