Creative Software Engineer, Global Communications

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs

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

Our Global Communications team is made up of tough, quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually-curious people. We communicate to the world Square's purpose of economic empowerment and our mission to empower businesses and individuals with easy-to-use, elegant tools that give them an advantage where they previously had none.

Square is looking for a creative engineer to join the Corporate Purpose function of our team, a diverse group of individuals that uses data, design, and storytelling to advocate for Square's brand globally. Reporting to our Design Lead, you will bring technology to our creative process daily. As our first creative engineering hire, you will help conceptualize and deliver creative web experiences beyond the current scope of our web content platform and build the Square, Inc. hub from the ground up. The front-end interactions you bring to life will create remarkable experiences for all of our audiences.

You are well versed in an appropriate mix of development and prototyping platforms and tools, and know how to select the best platform for the task. You create code that is flexible and can be iterated upon, and pride yourself on being up-to-date with the latest best practices. Thriving on exploration and experimentation, you are at the heart of co-creating ideas and bringing them to life. Your skill-set complements your application of technology including but never limited to: a precise eye for intelligent UX, great design, and good foundation in strategy.

  • For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio or samples of past work***

You will:

  • Participate in concept development iteration 

  • Develop prototypes coming out of ideation to create custom content experiences (i.e. infographics, interactive tools and more) and quickly demonstrate what an idea looks and feels like in life 

  • Work creatively through and around perceived limitations and challenges imposed by the delivery platform to create delightful experiences for customers

  • Evaluate and document any new creative or engineering standards or patterns that could arise from your work

  • Participate in team strategy discussions and brainstorms

  • Create and own product road-maps

Qualifications

You have:

  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical field, and 5+ years of relevant work experience 

  • Front-end development - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Backend development - Familiarity of Ruby, Java or other backend languages 

  • A portfolio of work that displays responsive web examples, iconography, typography, color, and imagery

  • An understanding of web standards, browser performance, and basic UX/UI principles 

  • A history of collaboration with other non-technical teams 

  • Skills to clearly communicate complex problems to any audience in verbal, visual, or written formats.

Even better:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Figma

  • Experience with animation and motion for the web

  • Experience with D3.js

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)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. Perks 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