Hardware Engineering Program Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

As a Hardware Engineering Program Manager for Square Hardware, you will drive complex hardware product engineering design, development, NPI build, validation, and certification activities. The Hardware EPM operates within the Engineering organization and has the technical knowledge that enables them to influence and drive cross-functional team projects through successful development to product launch.

You Will:

  • Create a hardware development plan, schedule and budget for a complex consumer electronics payment product in partnership with engineering managers, technical leads and individual contributors.

  • Work with the Product Manager, Software Engineering Program Manager, Operations Program Manager and other essential program leads to coordinate cross-functional work and convergence dates.

  • Identify important technical risk areas and develop actionable mitigation strategies.

  • Communicate important developments, updates, and problems to teams and stakeholders (technical and non-technical).

  • Drive certification activities in partnership with regulatory and certification experts.

  • Discern and implement process improvements that promote self-organization and allow our engineers to make an impact.

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience

  • BS degree in ME/EE/CE or related field of study or equivalent work experience

  • Familiarity with JDM and CM development models and experience managing complex NPI builds

  • Experience with the common challenges and interdependencies in embedded systems and the cross-functional development of custom hardware.

  • The ability to understand and deal well with rapid development cycles and to remain flexible in the face of uncertainty.

  • Demonstrated experience managing trade-offs given specific constraints.

  • Proactive attitude with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.

  • Ability to work across multiple time zones and travel internationally to Square offices and manufacturing locations.

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.

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

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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