Engineering Program Lead, Infrastructure

  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world’s relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible. This is our mission, and it’s why working at Cash App means so much more than a job.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

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Job Description

As a Manager of Engineering Program Managers, you will be responsible for driving large scale cross-functional infrastructure initiatives, ensuring we execute against our highest company goals across multiple teams at Cash.

You will be supporting the growth and development of your team as they drive initiatives that are the engineering backbone of all we do at Cash. These initiatives include monolith migration, money transfer capabilities and network reliability. 

We are looking for experienced leaders who can lead teams in complex, multi-platform development efforts at consumer scale, while maintaining clarity of product vision and organizational awareness. We are looking for someone who is not only a talented leader, but who also has solid technical depth and is a strong strategic thinker. 

In this role you will: 

  • Build and lead an Engineering Program Management organization by hiring, mentoring, attracting, and developing top tier global talent  
  • Help define and lead your team’s execution strategy with a strong sense of accountability against defined strategic goals, long-term technical strategy and architecture roadmaps
  • Experience with technical areas spanning Infrastructure and Reliability
  • Measure and improve efficiency to identify what’s working well and areas of transformation 
  • Partner with key cross-functional engineering and product teams to manage dependencies, increase leveragability, and collaboratively to solve problems 


You have:

  • 10+ years of program management or related experience operating as an Engineering Program Manager (or TPM) of a technical team, leading a suite of requirements gathering and implementation
  • Impact oriented decision making skills with an ability to identify how initiatives and effort can move the needle for the organization
  • Broad technical expertise within infrastructure programs
  • Experience establishing processes, leading teams, developing relationships, and managing end-to-end for a portfolio of concurrent programs
  • Experience managing and releasing complex, high-quality features in partnership with product teams at scale 
  • Detail oriented and ability to drive initiatives to completion
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Strong program management experience with ability to influence various stakeholders including technical leaders and executive management
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

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Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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.

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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