Senior Platform Product Manager (Android)

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

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block. 

Job Description

As a Senior Software Platform Product Manager with Block you will manage the roadmap, overall business impact, and customer success of our Custom Block Android Platform. You will identify new product opportunities, translate those opportunities into product requirements and work with best-in-class design, engineering, and manufacturing teams to turn those ideas into new features and products. You will continuously improve your product through a deep understanding of our customers, competitors, and our changing landscape. Finally, you will partner with product marketing to ensure your product is getting to the right customers. You will report into our Product Management lead.

Role Location: You and your direct team will be based across the Pacific and Eastern time zones. This role is open to all people who can be effective partners with this team, including sharing typical working hours.

You will:

  • Develop a clear understanding who is deciding to use your product, why they selected it, what gaps it has and what aspects are most important to your users through regular conversations with our sellers.
  • Have a clear understanding of the impact of your product on the main customer segments and the business impact of your platform to Square, including overall product P&L, unit economics, and payback.
  • Maintain a detailed and prioritized roadmap for the next 12 months while defining the strategic direction of your platform over the next 2-3 years.
  • Partner with Engineering teams and develop buy-in, including partnership in sprint planning and backlog grooming.
  • Collaborate across organizations to ensure dependencies are prioritized and there is clear communication to and from partner teams on key changes/features/etc.
  • Design product Alpha/Beta programs and serve as the first line of triage for new field product issues for these programs.
  • Be the primary point of contact for all aspects of product features and troubleshooting.
  • Provide customer value and business value context for sprint planning, work prioritization, and financial / business / operational decisions.
  • Be the cross-functional aggregator / decision driver when a cross-functional decision's primary impact is to the business performance or customer experience of a product.

Qualifications

You have:

  • 8 years of software product management experience or equivalent experience
  • Experience with and deep expertise building platforms, specifically:
    • Experience with mobile development, especially Android and (bonus) Android Open Source Project.
    • Experience working with quality systems teams, build and release processes and collaborating with and influencing these teams for product rollouts and launches.
    • An understanding of software integrations / APIs with embedded software and hardware.
    • Experience using all of the above to develop technically leaning PRDs as well as be able to converse and empathise with engineering design decisions.
  • Experience leading the delivery of products / features / projects which have a high degree of cross-functional complexity and integration.
  • A track record of shipping and iterating on successful consumer or small business products.

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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