Software Engineering Manager, Android Mobile Developer Experience

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

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. 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 in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

Android Mobile Developer Experience (MDX) builds all necessary infrastructure and tools to ensure Square's Android development can continue to be fast and efficient at scale. This is a high force multiplier, cross-functional team aiming to enhance the developer experience for all Android developers at Square. Our focus is on improving both the local IDE and CI experience when working within our massive and modularized monorepo codebase.

You will lead the team responsible for owning the entire Android development stack (build system, build tools) and integration with CI. The team works to improve the development process to allow our engineers to ship as quickly and effortlessly as possible. You'll be working primarily on the mobile platform infrastructure focused on our largest scaling codebase, Square's Point of Sale applications, but we expect the results of the team's work to be applicable to other Square applications.

You Will:

  • Manage a world-class team of experienced and passionate Android engineers.
  • Grow the team by hiring, coaching and developing engineers, fostering engineering decisions, and leveraging your technical and managerial expertise to constantly raise the bar.
  • Establish the technical vision and direction for the team and lead the team to achieve it.
  • Collaborate across the broader Developer Empowerment team to deliver a fast, easy, safe and consistent developer ecosystem for all engineers at Square.
  • Plan, organize, schedule & document team's work to ensure successful project execution.
  • Participate in technical, design, and product discussions with teams across the organization.


  • A computer science or engineering undergraduate degree or equivalent experience, including hands-on software development experience.
  • 2+ years of experience managing, recruiting, and retaining strong engineering talent and growing effective teams.
  • Extensive knowledge of build systems (e.g. Gradle) and CI tools (e.g. Jenkins, Buildkite).
  • Experience for supporting build or CI systems infrastructure (ideally at scale).
  • First hand experience building apps for Android in Java/ Kotlin.
  • Excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance

Technologies we use and teach: 

  • Languages: Ruby, Kotlin, Java
  • Operating Systems: macOS, Linux
  • Other: AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker

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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