Technical Recruiting Lead

  • New York, NY, 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

Talent Acquisition is a strategic function that enables Squares growth, shapes our culture, and identifies the talent we need. As the Technical Recruiting Lead supporting our engineering teams, you will be leading a high functioning recruitment team that is responsible for building strategies to engage and build relationships with world class talent within the software engineering and machine learning communities. This individual will partner with leadership to create and implement global strategic initiatives in support of the engineering organization. 

We pride ourselves on crafting programs that align with individual teams needs, so creativity and flexibility are requirements for success. With that also comes autonomy and the freedom to experiment, which when measured, drives decisions that allow Square recruiting to continually improve.

This important role will manage a team of high performing recruiting managers building high-performance teams as Square continues to grow globally.

You will:

  • Drive overall success of the team through managing prioritization, delegation, and accountability

  • Mentor a team of high performing recruiting managers to meet demands from the business

  • Partner with engineering leadership to create comprehensive recruiting strategies aligning recruiting initiatives with prioritization of the business. 

  • Be a consultative advisor to the business, leading strategic discussions to build teams holistically

  • Partner with mission critical stakeholders within the finance, legal, and people functions to provide appropriate perspective and align each stakeholder while working toward a common goal

  • Partner with the broader recruiting team to build efficient and scalable recruiting processes

  • Leverage data to evaluate and optimize current hiring processes for operational efficiency

  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process for strategic leadership focused search, ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience


You have:

  • 8+ years of full cycle recruiting experience for an innovative and scaling organization

  • 3+ years of leadership experience within the talent function as a manager of managers

  • Ability to lead a globally distributed high performing recruiting team through consistent mentorship

  • Ability to lead through influence and uplift the productivity others around you

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross functional stakeholders to accomplish a common goal

  • Ability to analyze complex situations with sometimes minimal information and arrive at a principled decision.  

  • Ability to thrive in a data and metrics driven environment

  • Consultative communication skills while working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of an organization

  • A positive and team oriented approach to your work, defining your success through the contributions of others. 

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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