Project Management Lead, Compliance

  • 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

Our mission is to help build compliant and empowering products, assess and manage regulatory risk, and guide the evolution of compliance practices. You will lead a team of strategic project managers and technical program managers to execute the most critical initiatives across the Compliance organization and ensure Block complies with all applicable laws and regulations. You will lead project prioritization and execution, and ensure programs meet committed timelines. This is a high visibility role with exposure to multiple areas of the business, and an opportunity to get involved in many compliance related projects with direct exposure to executive leadership across the organization. You will report to Global Head of Strategic Operations, Compliance.

You will: 

  • Lead a team of project managers and technical program managers

  • Own the intake and prioritization of projects and initiatives

  • Work closely with engineers, data scientists, and other technical teams to connect what they build to the needs of the business 

  • Communicate roadmaps, status updates, risks, escalations, and wins to the Compliance organization and executive leadership.

  • Understand Block, Cash App, Square, TIDAL, TBD and all company business strategies and work with product and technology partners to ensure alignment

  • Coordinate content for leadership and team meetings and ensure the right things are escalated

  • Identify and implement operational and efficiency improvements

  • Create a long-term strategy for the PMO team and have input to the overall strategy for the Compliance organization

  • Establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.

  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments while superervising the activities of others.

  • Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles

  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results


You have: 

  • 10+ years of strategic project management and leadership experience

  • Superb writing skills

  • A technical background and/or the experience working closely with engineers on sprint planning and detailed technical roadmaps

  • Leadership and influence - comfortable working with all teams and levels of employees

  • Experience presenting to senior leadership 

  • A data-driven approach to prioritization

  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to anticipate blockers and align stakeholders

  • Experience making swift decisions, and manage competing deadlines

  • Discretion when handling complex, confidential scenarios

  • Clear thinking and the ability to articulate complex concepts in simple terms

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 $222,800 - USD $272,300
Zone B: USD $222,800 - USD $272,300
Zone C: USD $222,800 - USD $272,300
Zone D: USD $222,800 - USD $272,300

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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