Localization Program Manager, Lead

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada
  • 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

The Globalization team helps to bring Square products and services to the world. Our goal is to leverage our success in the US and provide creative, simple, unique, and localized experiences to our international customers. In this role, you will help us shape the Square message with maximum local relevance, amplifying our brand and products experience in key markets around the globe.

  • Refine end-to-end localization processes for a wide array of content types including product, marketing assets, web, and testing initiatives that promote quality and consistency
  • Manage a small pod of project managers and be responsible for cultivating a team culture of high agency, execution, and client focus
  • Work with the Head of Globalization on planning, forecasting, and roadmapping for multiple projects that support global efforts
  • Design and implement a localization project management framework and continue to evolve it to best address our locales challenges
  • Engage and build relationships with multiple partners to ensure localization requirements are implemented and the localization processes are well understood
  • Manage operational engagement with vendors, refining strategy while increasing efficiency and scalability
  • Promote localization best practices and ensure all partners' compliance
  • Identify requirements and prioritize deliverables while filtering and articulating status updates to different audiences


  • 8+ years of experience in Localization project management including vendor management and team management
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Familiarity with Marketing transcreation, Product and Website localization process and technology
  • Experience with globalization management systems, content management systems, video localization tools, and LQA testing methodologies.
  • Familiarity with internationalization standards such as Unicode
  • Experience with localization platforms (internal or external) used to manage translation
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about globalizing software and hardware
  • Native fluency in at least one language besides English, two or more a bonus
  • BS/BA in related field

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