Head of Engineering, Access Management

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

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, and save to our millions of monthly active users. We want to make the world’s relationship with money more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible. This is our mission, and it’s why working at Cash App means so much more than a job.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and we’ve got offices and remote teammates across the globe. Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy. 

Check out our locations, benefits, and more at cash.app/careers to learn more!

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Engineering leader to lead Access Management for Cash App. This team is responsible for all things authentication and authorization at Cash, a large and complex charter. We ensure that our millions of customers can access Cash App safely and reliably while minimizing barriers to entry to the financial system. In addition to building the core authentication customer experience, we also work closely with every team in Cash App to design IAM features that satisfy evolving customer and regulatory needs..

The leader will have a history of building successful platforms, organizations, and high performing engineering teams. As the Engineering head for Access Management, you will be responsible for leading and growing the Engineering organization responsible for all of Cash App’s access management products and services and will report directly to the Head of Engineering - Cash App Health Platform.

You will:

  • Collaborate with Design, Mobile, and Product counterparts to create and execute on a roadmap and strategy to build, and operate the services that power Cash’s authentication and authorization.

  • Build an outstanding organization by hiring exceptional people and fostering a culture of ownership, inclusiveness, accountability, and urgency.

  • Lead structure and process changes to ensure teams scale effectively with minimal overhead

  • Mentor, coach and develop your managers and engineers. 

  • Champion technical excellence and support the team in achieving a high level of quality and stability at Cash App’s massive scale.

  • Influence Cash’s engineering community and contribute to organization wide initiatives.



  • 10+ years of experience.

  • 4+ years of management experience, leading multiple teams and managers within a high-growth organization

  • Delivered and operated critical products/services with large scale usage.

  • Strong technical foundations to help support your engineering team through architecture and product changes. 

  • Built and maintained a healthy supportive culture of technical excellence and accountability across large teams.

  • Experience leading distributed teams across different time zones is a plus.

  • Experience building IAM systems or products is a plus.

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.

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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