Software Engineering Manager, Terminal API

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 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

Square's Payment Platform is an open, global financial services platform for developers who serve our merchants. We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our Payment Experience group, leading a full-stack (mobile and backend) team that enables any developer to drive a checkout flow on Square’s Terminal hardware ( via REST APIs. In this role, you will lead a team that unlocks new markets and opportunities for our sellers so that they can do business whenever, wherever, using whatever tools are best for them.

You will:

  • Guide and mentor a geographically distributed team of engineers as they add to our existing APIs and consider the future set of tools and libraries that developers need

  • Ensure continued operational excellence, supporting the team as they own and operate both backend APIs and part of our Android codebase

  • Foster long-term thinking and innovation in a complex space, and promote your organization to support our business

  • Collaborate with product management, design, senior engineering and product leadership, and your peers to develop the strategy for your team, reporting into the Engineering Lead for Payment Experience

  • Develop efficient processes, ensuring the engineering team is operating with high velocity, ownership, and accountability to our customers 

  • Oversee the success of your team's projects and achieve quantifiable results on time



You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (6+ years preferred)

  • Experience designing and building backend systems and frontend components (whether mobile or web)

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager

  • Experience building or leading teams that build tools for developers, whether that be contributions to open source or building backend APIs or frontend SDKs

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

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
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