Mobile Engineering Manager, Square for Restaurants

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 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

Restaurants today operate in an increasingly dynamic landscape, and we're building a modern product ecosystem to support this.  The Restaurants team at Square empowers Food & Drink businesses of all kinds to start, run, and grow their businesses through advanced workflows, specialized products, business insights, and inclusion in the greater Square ecosystem.  In everything we build, we focus on efficiency, automation, and reliability: themes of paramount importance in a fast-paced environment where great hospitality is key.

The Restaurants team is looking for an experienced manager to lead a new mobile product development team. 

We're building on our success with the Restaurants Point of Sale for iPad and Square Register, unlocking new ways for food and drink businesses to serve their customers. This team's work is critical to our global strategy and only just beginning.

You will:

  • Take the engineering reins of a project already in development, with world-class design, clear definition and near-term roadmap, and an unbounded future.

  • Lead a team of (this year) five engineers, mostly Android developers.

  • Grow and develop your team through hiring, coaching, and team leadership. You will have a strong start, with a team of amazing engineers and a growth-oriented culture.

  • Make decisions with direct bearing on the course and success of the product, in consultation with your engineers and close collaboration with design and product management partners.

  • Work closely with your engineers and with engineering teams within Restaurants and across Square to build world-class software. 

  • Lead your team to design and build technology for the long haul, cement your products' place in the Square ecosystem, and provide your customers with products that both delight and serve critical needs.


You are:

  • Experienced in coaching and developing engineers through senior levels, and growing engineering teams through hiring and career development. Maintains a customer focus and applies that focus at all times to product definition, design, engineering, and operations. Your empathy for the customer and collaboration on all aspects of product development will be key to our customers' success with our products.

  • Prepared to support your team with engineering insight as well as people leadership. You will be called upon to advise engineers on design and process; represent your engineering team to leadership and partners; and ensure excellent technical output from your team.

  • Eager to collaborate closely with cross-functional partners and peer EMs, as partners with shared goals and openness to each others' ideas.

Technologies that will be used by your team:

  • Primarily Android, in Kotlin, with e.g. RxJava, SQLDelight, Dagger, Retrofit, OkHttp, Wire

  • Thorough automated testing (unit, integration, and snapshot)

  • Some web development, in Ember.js

  • Occasional server-side development in Java or Kotlin, in a Square service stack

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