Sr. Hardware Product Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

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 senior hardware product manager at Square, you are responsible for the product roadmap for one of our hardware product lines (i.e., Readers, Stand, Terminal, or Register), the overall business impact of that product line, and the customer success of that product line. You will identify new product opportunities, translate those opportunities into product requirements and work with a best in class design, engineering, and manufacturing team to turn those ideas into products and new features. You will be responsible for continuously identifying and executing on ways to improve your product through a deep understanding of our customers, competitors, and the changing landscape we operate in. Finally, you will partner with product marketing to help ensure your product is getting to the right customers.

You Will: 

  • Develop a clear understanding and be able to articulate who is deciding to use your product, why they selected it, what gaps it has and what aspects are most important to your users through regular conversations with our sellers. 
  • Understand the impact of your product on the main customer segments and the business impact of your product to Square, including overall product P&L, unit economics, and payback.  
  • Be responsible for clear communication of your 12 month roadmap, including translating the roadmap features into JIRAs / annual plan / quarterly plans and participating in the prioritization sessions for the executing teams to provide clarity on your asks and context on priority and impact. 
  • Have a high-level understanding of technical and operational aspects of the product that need to be considered as context or inputs into product decisions. 
  • Be the first line of triage for new field product issues. Investigate new field issues to provide the relevant technical teams with a place to start and a sense of importance / urgency. 
  • Be the cross-functional aggregator / decision driver when a cross-functional decision’s primary impact is to the business performance or customer experience of a product. 

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of product management experience or equivalent product strategy and customer insights experience. 
  • Experience as a Hardware Product Manager with exposure to Software.
  • Experience leading the delivery of products / features / projects which have a high degree of cross-functional complexity and integration. 
  • A track record of shipping and iterating on successful consumer or small business products. 
  • Great interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical skills. A proven ability to influence.  
  • A passion for Square’s mission of economic empowerment and well designed hardware products. 

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.

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.

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

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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