Software Engineering Manager, Mobile Payment Platform

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

The Payments team enables Square’s core business to move over $20B per quarter. By developing infrastructure and working with external partners, we’re finding ways to move money across local and international networks through means that are creative, cost-effective, available, scalable, secure, and forward-looking.

As a leader within the Payments Platform team, you will manage a mobile team that builds and maintains the services and infrastructure that allow first and third-party developers to access our platform and grow within our ecosystem. You will work with internal and external partners to bring Square’s services to an even broader audience - and as they grow, so do we.

You will:

  • Manage a team of experienced and passionate mobile engineers

  • Form relationships with your cross-functional counterparts and team members at Square, and manage relationships with external QA vendors

  • Build an outstanding team by hiring remarkable talent, coaching engineers, fostering engineering decision-making, and applying your technical expertise to maintain a high technical bar

  • Oversee the success of your team's projects and achieve quantifiable results on time

  • Report into a Director of Engineering on the team and participate in essential technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across the organization


You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (6+ years preferred)

  • At least 2 years experience managing and mentoring engineers (including providing feedback, investing in the career growth of your team members and growing teams).

  • A knack for creating readable, well-crafted, maintainable code

  • An eye for design and an ear for the customer; engineering makes substantive contributions to product definition

  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others

  • Interest in working on a product platform-focused team building tools for our customers

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Swift, Objective-C, Java

  • Unit tests, snapshot tests, integration tests

  • Protocol buffers

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. 

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: 

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Meal reimbursements
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources