Engineering Manager, Business Platform Engineering

  • 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

Square has grown into a platform of product services that help merchants run their business. From the inside, these product services are segmented into business units with their own product and engineering teams. Underneath, there's a platform organization that supports this plethora of products.

Our entity connectivity and orchestration platform connects data across Square’s ecosystems through APIs. We build our own in-house API as well as leverage new technologies like GraphQL to help product consolidate, view, understand, and act upon everything we know about our different customer types and their behavior across the ecosystem. We are always exploring new technologies, prioritizing scale and maintainability, building reusable, extendable, easy-to-use components and unlocking a critical business advantage of Square by providing this connectivity. 

You will:

• Work with our internal users and engineering teams to build platforms that solve our business problems and improve efficiency across the company.

• Build a world-class team by hiring remarkable talent, coaching and developing your team, fostering engineering decision-making, and applying your technical expertise to maintain a high bar

• Balance meeting the rapidly growing needs of present-day customer groups as well as explore and introduce new technologies to help Square scale. 

• Launch iteratively and improve over time

• Oversee the success of your team's product and achieve quantifiable results on time

• Lead the team to build systems, services, and product features across multiple platforms that have immediate impact on customers


• 8+ years of relevant industry experience, 2+ years of direct management experience

• A curious, passionate, growth-oriented mindset

• You must enjoy working with people to write and ship production software

• An execution-focused and outcome-driven mindset

• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with different cross-functional teams and partners

• Javascript, Java, or Ruby software development experience a plus

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