Product Design Lead, Payments Platform

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. 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

As a Design Lead at Square, you will oversee design on our Payments Platform team. You will manage your team’s career development and uphold Square’s high bar for design quality. You and your team will design modular, end-to-end onboarding and Payments experiences – in the form of APIs and SDKs – which teams within the company and Sellers outside our organization will use as building blocks to create remarkable products. You will guide our core product’s design and empower small- and medium-sized businesses and the people behind them. 


You have:

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience
  • 2+ years of relevant management experience
  • A portfolio that shows work you were directly responsible for designing and leading
  • Experience leading a design team to work on forward-looking product design vision and iterative design
  • Experience synthesizing company-level goals to help teams create remarkable design experiences

Even better:

  • You proactively formulate and present ideas to your cross-functional team to determine strategy and roadmaps
  • You effectively question and collaborate with your leadership peers and drive conversations to next steps
  • You are able to effectively present work in any scenario in a clear and in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • You participate in design discipline-wide conversations and create deliverables on how to improve process, operations, and tools
  • You are seen as a mentor for other designers and provide feedback and find ways to improve their work
  • You have strong design instincts and can lean on your years of experience to implement design tasks to keep the team moving forward
  • You lead the vision for the product and achieve it through design explorations, documentation, and presentations to bring the team along
  • You can take on complicated projects and seek the information you need to move forward
Learn more about Design at Square.

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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.