Engineering Manager, Android OS

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

Within Square's Hardware organization, the SQUID Platform Team (SQUare AndroID = "SQUID") provides the core OS that powers Square's Register and Terminal hardware products. Square takes pride in our product experience from manufacturing to end customer experience, and this team works closely with partner teams throughout the hardware and software product lifecycle, from hardware manufacturing to Android app teams. We work with external vendors on part selection and initial hardware bringup, with a focus on customizing Android for Square's state-of-the-art security posture.

As an Engineering Manager on our SQUID Platform Team, you'll oversee your team's overall execution, working with tech leads and program managers.

You’ll report to the overall SQUID Platform Lead.

Role Location: 
We want employees to reside where they feel most creative and productive. You will be part of a company that works across Pacific, Mountain, Central, and Eastern time zones. You and your direct team will be based in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. This role is open to all people who can be effective partners with this team, including sharing typical working hours.

You will:

  • Lead and grow a team of embedded software engineers working on complex technical problems, particularly strategies for aligning with upstream Linux/AOSP development
  • Work with product teams throughout the product lifecycle, from initial prototyping through production manufacturing and long-term support
  • Work with the team's tech leads to influence and guide overall platform strategy
  • Work with product and program managers across the Hardware organization to plan software releases, manufacturing milestones and product announcement


You have:

  • 2+ years engineering management experience
  • 6+ years software development experience
  • Interest working with Google's AOSP and embedded devices
  • Experience working with embedded, mobile, or other connected devices
  • Experience working across engineering disciplines (we work with electrical engineers, product design engineers, factory test engineers, mobile software developers, and data analysts, to name a few!)
  • Experience shipping products to market

Examples of the technical projects you will manage:

  • Testing system performance and compatibility in CI by running actual contactless (NFC) transactions, and stepping through customer UI flows on physical devices
  • Implementing and maintaining security features for our devices, ranging from physical anti-tamper mechanisms to embedded ARM TrustZone applications (even during manufacturing!)

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