Security Compliance Manager

  • 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

The Foundational Engineering Governance, Risk, and Compliance (Fe GRC)  team collaborates with cross-functional teams (Security, Counsel, Engineering, Industry Relations, and Product teams) to ensure Block products can launch anywhere in the world, while maintaining compliance with industry, partner, and regulatory information security standards, requirements, and obligations. As a Security Compliance Manager,  you will guide the direction of our technology and security practices to ensure adherence with current and future compliance initiatives.

You will report to the Payment Security Governance Lead and partner with technical and non-technical  teams including Security Engineering, IT, Infrastructure, Engineering, and Legal to define and complete long-term cross-functional goals, advise on security compliance practices, and strategically scale our compliance programs.

You will:

  • Oversee audit and governance management: optimize year-round compliance efforts for Square’s payment processing systems and related internal procedures. 
  • Create and lead ad-hoc analyses of payment technology solutions, security operation process reviews, infrastructure and application implementation reviews, and other technology related risk areas.
  • Lead the creation, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of Block’s Security Policies and Standards.
  • Facilitate the execution of application and network level penetration testing and interpret evidence for vulnerabilities, gaps, and control deficiencies and work with business stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.
  • Oversee and guide infrastructure and engineering teams on compliance obligations for implementing cloud based solutions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on payment and industry regulations and advise business and engineering teams on compliance regulations and requirements (e.g., PCI-DSS, SSAE18, ISO 27001/2, NIST 800-53).


You have:

  • 8+ years of experience with security-related regulatory compliance for financial services
  • Experience in setting up and leading the implementation of information systems governance standards and frameworks
  • Familiarity with industry security, audit, and privacy standards, frameworks, and regulations (e.g., ISO27001, PCI DSS, GDPR, COBIT)
  • Experience with IT-related audits (ISO27001, SSAE18, PCI DSS) and balancing internal engineering processes, business needs, and external audit requirements.
  • Experience with cloud security practices and tooling.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in cloud and data center operation and migration projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with controls definition, development, implementation and assessment.
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CISA, CISSP) or equivalent expertise.

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $202,500 - USD $247,500
Zone B: USD $192,400 - USD $235,200
Zone C: USD $182,300 - USD $222,800
Zone D: USD $172,200 - USD $210,400

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • 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 (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) 
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits 
  • Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. 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.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

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.


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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