Engineering Program Manager

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

 Technical Program Management

  • Overall engineering program management for various cross-functional activities that will include software, hardware and IC. 

  • Establish and document development plans, project milestones, and progress tracking processes for the internal and external teams

  • Lead cross-functional programs over various engineering teams to design, develop, validate and productize MC1 chip and the mining platform

  • Manage software development for embedded and mobile platforms (iOS, Android)

  • Identify, monitor and help resolve cross-functional interdependencies

Third Party Vendor Management

  • Establish and manage vendor relationships. Vendors include (but not limited to): IP cores, software vendors, software design tools, EDA tools, system, lab equipment, engineering service, coordinate external 3rd party activities and track issues with the external partners, vendors and service providers

  • Help with vendor selection through assessment, comparative analysis and review of offerings

  • Prepare, review, discuss and negotiate contract proposals, business terms, project plans, statement of work and deliverables with vendors

  • Facilitate exchanges with Block’s internal teams (legal, procurement, people, finance & strategy) for full execution of 3rd party contracts


  • Onboarding new vendors following the internal Block’s internal processes

  • Create purchase requisitions and issue POs to vendors

  • Regular follow ups with vendors on deliverables and monitor plan execution

  • Help Finance & Strategy (F&S) team with monthly, quarterly and annual budget planning

  • Help Financial, Procurements and Account Payable teams with vendors payment and invoicing issues


  • 8+ years of related experience in program management with an emphasis on software development and a fair understanding of the ASIC design cycle

  • Understanding of silicon test infrastructure and processes

  • Understanding of software development processes specifically in an open source environment

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions, time zones

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment

  • Excellent communication skills, organized and detail-oriented

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, 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, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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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