PCB Designer

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Position open to remote: Yes

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 builds the tangible connection to all that is Square. We are looking for an exceptional PCB Layout Engineer to help deliver the next generation of products. From the Square Card Reader for NFC and chip cards, Square Stand, Square Terminal and Register, our family of devices is growing - and this is only the beginning. As we introduce more and more of our products to the world, our hardware footprint continues to expand.


You will:

  • Generate and release rigid and flexible printed circuit designs for a variety of payment and high-security system designs
  • Work closely with electrical, mechanical, and factory testing engineers to design hardware for payments and development
  • Create and manage schematic symbol, footprint libraries, and design templates.
  • Help maintain and enhance component library.
  • Review and ensure all parts conform to IPC, manufacturer and company standards.
  • Work with our internal ASIC design team to influence chip and chip packaging design to better meet the needs of PCB layout

You have:

  • 5+ years PCB design experience
  • Demonstrated expertise  with Altium CAD system, library management and design release process for high-volume product manufacturing
  • Experience with RF and high speed PCB design for portable and embedded systems
  • Ability to read and understand part specification and mechanical drawings.
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with IPC guidelines and various PCB and FPC technologies
  • Ability to read schematics and have working knowledge of electronics principles and basic circuit operation
  • Experience with PLM (product lifecycle management) practices and PLM tools such as Agile or Arena

Even Better:

  • Experience with Altium Concord in addition to Altium CAD system
  • Hands-on Electrical Engineering experience
  • Some background in mechanical assembly/fabrication
  • Experience with PCB DFM for high volume consumer products

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)squareup.com. 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