Data Analyst, Financial Crimes

  • 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

The Financial Crimes Technology team at Square finds and reports financial crimes activity across Square products like Cash App and our Seller tools. They work globally with partners in engineering and counsel to guarantee we’re meeting our regulatory requirements, customer experience, and agent experience expectations. We empower Accounting, Finance, Product, Analytics, and a Payments teams by delivering accurate data that is crucial to Square’s financials and provides early warning indicators for many product systems at Square. 

As a data analyst on the Financial Crimes team, you will work with our users and engineering to design, build, and test financial crimes pipelines; build Looker dashboards that support finance, compliance, reconciliation, and product teams; and develop data pipelines to support early detection and alerting of anomalies.

You will:

  • Work with non-technical partners and product teams to understand their needs and come up with an automated end-to-end solution.
  • Translate our requirements into applicable data requirements.
  • Design, curate, and document ETL pipelines to ensure accurate and reliable financial reporting.
  • Bridge the gap between our requirements and ETL logic by troubleshooting data discrepancies and implementing scalable solutions.
  • Become an expert on Square’s reporting platforms for development and visualization.
  • Maintain security and data access models within Square’s reporting platforms.
  • Identify ways to improve existing reports and processes.
  • Teach and encourage others to self-serve while building reports that make it simpler and faster for them to do so. 


You have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience building reporting infrastructure and dashboards.
  • Ability to understand non-technical business customers’ needs and translate them into automated reporting
  • Substantial attention to detail and a tenacious dedication to quality.
  • Experience managing ETL pipelines.
  • Familiarity with schema design, query optimization, and data pipeline maintenance.
  • Snowflake, BigQuery, MySQL or similar data handling experience.
  • Familiarity with Looker, Airflow, Python, Tableau, or Git
  • Experience with financial crimes compliance systems, technologies and processes, especially AML transaction monitoring typologies and rules

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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources