Software Engineering Manager, Payments API

  • Atlanta, GA
  • 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 API group, leading a backend team responsible for building the payments APIs that move money for Square (check us out!). You will be involved in the technical details of building highly available and reliable services, while also working with product teams to allow Square to build new capabilities for our merchants and buyers all over the world. The team is focused on creating a reliable interface to the payments stack for 1st party and 3rd party products.

You will:

  • Guide a team of 4-7 engineers as they add to our existing APIs and build new APIs

  • Ensure continued operational excellence, supporting the team as they own and operate both public and private Payment APIs

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

  • Export the team's best practices to the rest of Square, and support other teams that operate high availability services and public APIs

  • Collaborate with product management, design, senior engineering and product leadership, and your peers to develop the strategy for your team

  • 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


You have: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (8+ years preferred)

  • Experience designing and building backend systems

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager

  • Experience with payments or public APIs is a plus but not required

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

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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