Technical Lead, Square for Retail

  • 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

From the cozy local wine store to the trendy sneaker pop-up, the Retail team at Square is finding new ways to equip retail sellers and their staff with the tools they need to succeed. We are enthusiastically customer-focused and help smaller retailers meet their customers wherever they are: be that in-store, online, or on social/messaging platforms. We’re addressing the desire for clean and minimalist store counters with simple yet sophisticated iOS, Android, and Web-based software that integrates seamlessly with our sleek hardware, all backed by reliable services. The Retail team benefits from the resources of (and contributes to) the larger organization while solving Retail-specific challenges. 

As a technical leader on the Retail Inventory team, you will make high-quality contributions while also coordinating and guiding junior engineers to do the same. You'll partner with Product and Design to build features that present elegant UI for complex problems, saving sellers time and reducing anxiety as they try to manage and understand their inventory – logistics that are at the very heart of every retailer’s business.

You will:

  • Utilize your extensive expertise in either web frontend or server technologies to lead and empower a full stack group of Android, iOS, web frontend, and server engineers building solutions together that meet our sellers’ challenges.
  • Mentor a group of software engineers to deliver solutions while fostering growth.
  • Deliver highly impactful tools for Retail sellers to manage and understand their inventory.
  • Work across platforms to power remarkable frontend experiences with robust backend services and APIs.
  • Create and maintain technical systems and write concise, well-crafted code and tests.
  • Achieve the levels of quality that merchants and buyers expect when they entrust Square with their financial and business information.
  • Collaborate across teams in an agile environment to deliver solutions that solve complex problems.

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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