Product Compliance Lead

  • Bay Area, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

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 Compliance team at Square is looking for someone to join our team as the lead for the Product Compliance team. The Product Compliance Seller team works to advise and create Compliance strategies to allow the launch and growth of Square Seller products globally. The team is experts in industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and in Square's product offerings. You will ensure that we assess compliance needs, design and implement applicable policies, and build internal infrastructure to support Square. You will also help develop our organizational growth strategy alongside other Compliance senior leaders to evolve and scale our programs, infrastructure and platforms as Square continues to grow. You will report to the Compliance Lead, Seller.

You will:

  • Lead a team of compliance product and program managers who advise partners and create Compliance programs to help grow Square's business across all products and markets
  • Develop the Product Compliance team's strategy and vision to keep the team evolving to meet the needs of the company and support broader Compliance projects
  • Partner with senior leadership across Compliance and Seller Product to develop creative, risk-weighted solutions, policies, and processes
  • Manage the progress of the Product Compliance team goals against roadmaps
  • Advocate Compliance's mission and manage relationships across the company to ensure that the team is well positioned from concept to execution
  • Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and landscape, best practices and developments in the industry
  • Partner with the broader Counsel team to share information about developments in Square's product and Compliance programs to organize efficient and transparent support across the department


You have: 

  • 5+ years in a senior Compliance role in financial services, with strong advisory skills
  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • Operational knowledge in building and running a sound Compliance program
  • Knowledge in payment regulations and scheme rules, knowledge of areas of lending, e-commerce, and peer-to-peer payments also ideal
  • Ability to strategize against competing priorities and identify the important problems to solve
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a metrics-driven approach to create substantiated solutions
  • A do-it-all, nothing is too small mentality

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