Lead Risk Analyst

  • 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

We are looking for an Analytics Lead to manage a team of 4-6 analysts who directly handle risk strategy and policy. You will report directly to the Head of Risk Operations, Policy, and Analytics. You'll build systems to root out high-risk activity across the Square platform and you will focus on balancing safe growth across Square’s products.

You will:

  • Partner with Product, Engineering, Operations, and Data Science teams to address our major risk areas 
  • Improve risk decision-making by balancing loss mitigation with growth and seller experience 
  • Design and report on KPIs to leadership


You have:

  • At least 8 years of quantitative experience- risk or payments preferred
  • Experience with SQL, Python and Looker
  • Experience driving data-driven solutions and project-managing their implementation
  • Experience delivering projects in partnership with different teams and functions
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, forecasting and modeling, with an interest in implementing new techniques to improve quality and efficiency
  • Experience translating quantitative data into relevant recommendations and communicating complex data concepts
  • Familiarity with data engineering concepts and management of data pipelines

Additional Information

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

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

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)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.