Engineering Manager, Embedded Software

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

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

Job Description

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to lead one of our Embedded Software teams. The team focuses on the merchant experience with Square hardware, building the features that are needed to run a successful business. The work on the team can range from metrics-driven stability improvements at scale to new product development. It requires tight collaboration with our EE, Quality and Factory Test teams, and our Product and Program Management teams to ensure that we're executing correctly against our shared road map. This team also collaborates with our Customer Success organization to keep track of how our products are performing for our sellers. The team strives to build reusable, well tested, code to benefit our line of products and ensure ease of development on any new products Square takes on.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of Embedded engineers working on complex technical problems, providing guidance both from technical experience and career growth.

  • Plan yearly, quarterly and monthly goals to ensure the team is aligned with merchant needs and new features we want to release.

  • Forecast future work and plan resourcing accordingly. Have a hand in the hiring process and ensure a good team balance of skills and seniority.

  • Facilitate frequent planning, working with the product and program managers across the Hardware organization.

  • Collaborate with teams across hardware, mobile and server to ensure quality products and synchronization of goals.


You Have:

  • 2 - 5 years experience directly managing engineers (including feedback, performance, hiring, career guidance).

  • A proven ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance to your team.

  • Experience collaborating with other engineering leaders and cross-functional team members.

  • Experience in the embedded software space, contributing to hardware programs that have shipped.

Even better if you have (but still get in touch if you haven't done these):

  • Experience managing relationships with vendors.

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. Block 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.


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 TBD, 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. TBD 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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