Security Compliance Manager, Payments

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • 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

The Data Security Governance team collaborates with Engineering, Industry Relations, and Product teams to ensure that Square products can launch anywhere in the world while maintaining compliance with industry, partner, regulatory information security standards, requirements or obligations. We are looking for a Security Compliance Manager to help us maintain and manage information security risks and compliance programs. You will report to the Payments Security Governance Lead. 

You will:

  • Manage security compliance programs and examinations while working to standardize and optimize policies, procedures and controls across payments industry compliance efforts

  • Oversee audit and governance management: optimize year-round compliance efforts for Square, Cash App, and Square Capital systems and procedures 

  • Partner with cross-functional departments to expand Square’s infrastructure in a manner that maintains compliance

  • Conduct ongoing efforts to increase security and decrease user friction while maintaining regulatory compliance

  • Support internal Square teams by consulting on contracts, security-related sales and marketing material, and engineering design documents

  • Manage policies, procedures, and technical specifications supporting compliance and audit efforts

  • Engage with industry leaders in data security and governance to inform the next generation of payment security rules and regulations.


You have:

  • 5+ years of experience with security-related regulatory compliance for financial services

  • Experience managing PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SSAE18, or other compliance standards and framework programs 

  • Familiarity with FINRA and SEC rules and regulations

  • Relevant certification (e.g. CISA, CISSP) or equivalent expertise

  • Experience in payments security

  • Experience with IT-related audits (PCI, SSAE18, ISO 27001) and balancing internal engineering processes, business needs, and external audit requirements.

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