Technical Recruiting Lead, Cash App

  • 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

Talent Acquisition is a strategic function that enables Squares growth, shapes our culture, and identifies the talent we need. As the Technical Recruiting Lead supporting our engineering teams, you will be leading a high functioning recruitment team that is responsible for building strategies to engage and build relationships with world class talent within the software engineering and machine learning communities. This individual will partner with leadership to create and implement global strategic initiatives in support of the engineering organization. 

We pride ourselves on crafting programs that align with individual teams needs, so creativity and flexibility are requirements for success. With that also comes autonomy and the freedom to experiment, which when measured, drives decisions that allow Square recruiting to continually improve.

This important role will manage a team of high performing recruiters building high-performance teams as Square continues to grow globally.

You will:

  • Drive overall success of the team through managing prioritization, delegation, and accountability

  • Mentor a team of high performing recruiters to meet demands from the business

  • Partner with engineering leadership to create comprehensive recruiting strategies aligning recruiting initiatives with prioritization of the business. 

  • Be a consultative advisor to the business, leading strategic discussions to build teams holistically

  • Partner with mission critical stakeholders within the finance, legal, and people functions to provide appropriate perspective and align each stakeholder while working toward a common goal

  • Partner with the broader recruiting team to build efficient and scalable recruiting processes

  • Leverage data to evaluate and optimize current hiring processes for operational efficiency

  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process for strategic leadership focused search, ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience


  • 8+ years of full cycle recruiting experience for an innovative and scaling organization

  • 3+ years of leadership experience within the talent function

  • Ability to lead a globally distributed high performing recruiting team through consistent mentorship

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and solve complex problems while collaborating with business partners to achieve a common goal

  • Ability to lead through influence and uplift the productivity others around you

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross functional stakeholders to accomplish a common goal

  • Ability to analyze complex situations with sometimes minimal information and arrive at a principled decision

  • Ability to thrive in a data and metrics driven environment

  • Consultative communication skills while working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of an organization

  • A positive and team oriented approach to your work, defining your success through the contributions of others

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