Senior Industrial Designer

  • 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

Our Hardware team is looking for a full-time industrial designer who can help us create outstanding experiences and devices that make commerce delightful. You will collaborate on all phases of the design process from conceptualization to production. We're looking for someone who is experienced, capable of broad exploration and precise execution, and eager to work with an accomplished, in-house, cross-functional product development team. This is an exceptional opportunity for designers who love hardware product development and are excited about shaping the future of commerce and the financial industry.

You will:

  • Cover the scope of ideation, product development, and manufacturing technical knowledge
  • Organize and showcase design results from different phases, including design decks, concepts presentation, and prototypes
  • Demonstrate range and bring the right tools at the right time based on the project
  • Work with engineering, manufacturing partners, and product managers to bring hardware through production
  • Share design ideas and questions with team members, including non-designers


  • 10+ years of relevant experience. Your experience brings multiple cycles through the design process in various types of companies and covers the breadth of ideation, product development, manufacturing technical knowledge, and work with a cross-functional team. Consulting agency experience will be a plus if it brings more diverse projects experience.
  • Experience delivering seamless hardware and software user experiences
  • Evidence of a range of technical skills: design strategy, customer insights, form giving, sketching, prototyping, 3D modeling, and CMF exploration and selection

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