Product Compliance Lead

  • 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 Compliance team at Square is looking for someone to join our team as the lead for the Seller Product Compliance team. The Seller Product Compliance team advises and creates Compliance strategies to allow the launch and growth of Square Seller products globally. The team is experts in industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and in Square's product offerings. You will ensure that we assess compliance needs, design and implement applicable policies, and build internal infrastructure to support Square. You will also help develop our organizational growth strategy alongside other Compliance senior leaders to evolve and scale our programs, infrastructure and platforms as Square continues to grow. You will report to the Head of Seller Compliance.

You will:

  • Lead a team of compliance product and program managers who advise partners and create Compliance programs to help grow Square's business across all Seller products and markets

  • Develop the Product Compliance team's strategy and vision to keep the team evolving to meet the needs of the company and support broader Compliance projects

  • Partner with senior leadership across Compliance and Seller Product to develop creative, risk-weighted solutions, policies, and processes

  • Manage the progress of the Product Compliance team goals against roadmaps

  • Advocate Compliance's mission and manage relationships across the company to ensure that the team is well positioned from concept to execution

  • Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and landscape, best practices and developments in the industry

  • Partner with the broader Counsel team to share information about developments in Square's product and Compliance programs to organize efficient and transparent support across the department


You have: 

  • 5+ years in a senior Compliance role in financial services, with strong advisory skills

  • 3+ years of people management experience

  • Operational knowledge in building and running a sound Compliance program

  • Knowledge in payment regulations and scheme rules, knowledge of areas of lending, e-commerce, and peer-to-peer payments also ideal

  • Ability to strategize against competing priorities and identify the important problems to solve

  • Creative problem-solving skills and a metrics-driven approach to create substantiated solutions

  • A do-it-all, nothing is too small mentality

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.

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.


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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