Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Platform

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes

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

The Developer Platform team is driving the evolution of our systems to an open platform that provides access to a rich ecosystem of services for our merchants. We are focused on enabling third-party developers to build applications and integrations to meet the needs of a wide range of merchants to help them better run their businesses. And good business for them, is good business for us.  

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to lead our Developer Experience organization. In this role, you’d lead teams responsible for creating a remarkable experience for third-party developers using Square’s API platform. This impactful and visible role requires a leader who can build a long-term vision for the space, drive execution, and establish credibility and influence across Square’s ecosystem of products. Sound like you? Read on.

You will:

  • Guide long-term thinking and innovation in an ambiguous space, and promote your organization to support our business

  • Collaborate with Product Management, senior leadership, and your peers to develop the strategy  for the Developer Experience space 

  • Hire and develop your leaders and engineers, helping them grow and support the product roadmap

  • Lead planning and resource allocation for the Developer Experience organization 

  • Develop efficient processes, ensuring the engineering team is operating with high velocity, ownership, and self-accountability 

  • Report into the Head of Engineering for Square Developer Platform


You have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field 

  • 8+ years relevant software development and systems design experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Development Manager; 2+ years managing managers 

  • Experience leading large software services that have successfully been delivered to customers 

  • Experience working on user-facing products, Developer tooling or platform

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.


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