Senior Audio Visual Architect

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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

The Audio/Visual (AV) Collaboration team is looking for an experienced AV Architect who is passionate about how to shape Square's future way of working and collaborating. We are focused on being a trusted partner and helping fellow colleagues to work more creatively and collaboratively in any location. We pride ourselves in thinking outside of the box and push the boundaries of building the future of hybrid workplace. This person will report to the Audio Visual Collaboration Lead.


You are a go getter who can figure out how to transform Square into the best place to work and collaborate. You will be highly collaborative with a team-first approach. You will be an important driver in implementing new technologies and fresh solutions throughout all of Square

You will:

  • You will help establish and propose appropriate strategy and technology for how employees will work

  • You'll be someone who understands best practices and always stays ahead of industry trends.

  • You will be someone who is not afraid to be in the technical weeds

  • Work with vendors and manufacturers to design systems and develop testing procedures

  • Partner with AV engineers in testing, implementing new technology solutions

  • Ensure all solutions work within the context of Square, on our networks and within the constraints of our security requirements

  • Develop close partnerships with IT and Facilities teams in defining project scope and success criteria

  • Promote to other teams and establish yourself as a trusted partner

  • Track budgets and prioritize ongoing projects and new projects

  • Create AV wikis, AV architecture and design and translate that into AV operating procedure and standards

  • Know how to work with vendors, important partners, and executives

  • Push programs such as AV tech talks, AV blogs, AV pro tips, AV comms

  • Mentor other team members


You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience in AV system design and development

  • Experience working in a distributed team environment

  • A track record in planning and delivering AV solutions in a scaling organization

  • You have deep knowledge around collaboration spaces, conference room technology, live event production, and video and collaboration platforms

  • Experience in managing technology life cycle from conception to deployment in a global enterprise environment

  • Developed 3 and 5 year roadmaps around AV solutions

  • Experience creating programs around AV communication and training programs

  • Experience proposing projects and status to executive leadership

  • Experience designing around datacenter, hybrid cloud, and cloud for AV and broadcast solutions

  • Experience with AV system design, system configuration, and mockup/prototyping of concepts

  • Experience with construction projects including AV, acoustical and lighting specific facility impacts (HVAC coordination, lighting, environmental control, room acoustics )

  • Experience writing software or design software architecture to automate AV systems and integrate with other facility IT systems

  • Experience with broadcast systems; lighting control, audio consoles and routing distribution, video control and switching

  • Audio DSP programming experience (Q-Sys, BiAmp)

  • Experience with Crestron XIO, Fusion, VC4

  • Knowledge of networking hardware, network protocols, IoT, streaming protocols, video codecs, Dante

  • AutoCAD or other design software proficiency.

  • Excellent messaging skills

  • Experience with Slack, JIRA, G-Suite, Google Meet, Zoom would be a bonus

Additional Information

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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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