Technical Program Manager, Risk Product

  • Toronto, Canada
  • 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

As a Technical Program Manager - Risk Product, you will be a member of our Program Management team within our Risk Product organization, reporting to the Program Management Organization Lead. You will lead impactful programs that balance building excellent customer experiences while protecting Square and our Sellers from bad actors. You'll use your technical expertise and program management experience to lead complex and dynamic technical programs impacting the entire company -- from preparing the Risk Organization for new product launches across Square, to advising GMs on financial risk loss management, to driving large high impact cross functional projects. You will help accelerate delivery of programs at scale by identifying dependencies, making data-driven decisions, managing risks, and communicating with executives and partners. Technical Program Managers at Square are masters at managing multiple programs at the same time and are equally comfortable in a roomful of executives as you are with hashing out complex technical project details.

You will:

  • Manage Technology Programs by working with Product, Engineering, Operations, and Analytics teams to understand technical components to big product launches in order to gather requirements and determine milestones and success criteria, ensuring teams ship impactful and reliable products and platforms 
  • Work with Product Managers, Analysts, Engineering, Operations Policy and Machine Learning/Data Science to evaluate risk associated with new product launches across the Seller team and create impactful risk mitigating strategies to protect our Sellers
  • Partner with our Portfolio Analytics team and Product Managers to scope and manage projects that reduce the financial risk profile of our established products
  • Highlight and communicate risks to partners while working to define creative solutions to mitigate those risks. You'll also manage communications to leadership and across teams to manage timelines
  • Develop efficient and scalable processes and frameworks to ensure the team's work is streamlined and optimized for complexity and velocity
  • Build knowledge and trust of other teams to allow efficient execution of program plans, while playing the role of a trusted advisor to teams external to Risk
  • Balance urgency and priority while quickly moving the needle on multiple programs



You have:

  • 6+ years of relevant experience as a Program Manager or Technical Program Manager at a technology company
  • Experience driving successful programs while remaining objective, balancing priorities, and managing expectations
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills 
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to collaborate and build relationships across organizations, bridge gaps between teams, and successfully influence without authority

Even better:

  • You have a payments or FinTech background and are passionate about the space.
  • You understand the inner workings of different payment or non-traditional banking methods
  • You have experience managing fraud risk
  • Technical or analytical background 

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 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
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