Head of Engineering, Payment Platform

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 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

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.

Square’s Payment Platform provides payment facilitation and money movement services for the Square ecosystem—with a payments volume exceeding $150B per year. Our organization is building a Platform as a Product and runs like a product organization. This platform allows developers in and outside of Block to onboard businesses, accept payments across multiple channels, hold and transfer funds, and provide accounting, reconciliation, and reporting in a secure and compliant way.

We are looking for a Senior Director of Engineering, reporting to the General Manager for Payment Platform. Join us and build Square’s next generation acceptance platform—to grow globally, accelerate integration of new payment methods, and lay the foundation for crypto. In this role, you would lead 200+ engineers along with their engineering leadership in delivering the payment experience from mobile, web, and in-app SDKs all the way to the low level integrations with banks and global (card) networks. You would join the Payment Platform leadership team and work with Product, Design, and Data Science to set the strategic direction for the payments business.

Responsibilities 

  • Ensure the reliable and secure operation of Square’s payment services
  • Run the team like a well oiled machine; scale our processes, ceremonies, and systems
  • Grow our world class engineering organization; empower leaders at every level
  • Influence business strategy and product vision as part of the Payment Platform leadership team
  • Cultivate an inclusive team culture focused on customer empathy, ownership, and integrity

Qualifications

  • Mission driven: you are driven by our purpose of economic employment and serving our sellers and developers 
  • Operator mindset: you have experience creating and implementing systems and processes to scale and support Engineering teams of at least 150 with a focus on execution and operational excellence
  • Payments domain expertise and demonstrated experience operating mission-critical Tier 1 payments systems at scale
  • Strong people manager: people magnet and team builder
  • 10+ years relevant software development and systems design experience working in backend services.
  • 8+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager or Lead; 4+ years managing managers

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.

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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