Senior Technical Recruiter, Design

  • Oakland, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada

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

From the beginning, Design has been part of our primary business strategy, and central to our product development process - therefore, the role of hiring designers is essential to Square's success. In this job you will be part of a small team recruiting for all Design roles across Square's Seller business. You will identify and engage uniquely experienced individuals, build interview and hiring strategies with design leaders across the organization, and close the best candidates for Square while delivering a phenomenal candidate experience. You are knowledgeable and experienced working across a range of channels and also creative, flexible and thoughtful about how you identify solutions and scale processes.

You will:

  • Build relationships and collaborate with senior management and hiring managers to understand hiring needs and team goals,
  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process, from kicking off a new search, job description development, building a robust evaluation strategy, sourcing and closing candidates
  • Partner with the broader recruiting team, HRBPs, Finance, Talent Programs, Compensation and I&D to ensure a holistic, efficient and scalable approach to recruiting,
  • Be a consultative advisor to the business, leading strategic discussions to build teams,
  • Prioritize and delegate open headcount in partnership with your manager,
  • Provide mentorship or indirect leadership on various recruiting best practices,
  • Execute against a unique sourcing strategies to build diverse pools of candidate


You have:

  • At least four years of full-cycle recruiting experience, specifically working on Design/Creative roles in a competitive market
  • Experience working with hiring partners, from new managers to executives
  • A bias-to-action, and a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience building or scaling recruiting processes and infrastructure
  • The proven ability to navigate ambiguity and solve complex problems
  • Genuine enthusiasm for (and experience in) diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives and programs
  • The desire and appreciate feedback as part of the effort to improve as a recruiter and strategic partner
  • A positive, high-transparency, and collaborative approach to your work

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