Creative Software Engineer, Global Communications
- San Francisco, CA
- Alternate Location: Oakland, United States
- Position open to remote: Yes
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***
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
BS in Computer Science or a related technical field, and 5+ years of relevant work experience
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.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Figma
Experience with animation and motion for the web
Experience with D3.js
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
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources