Head of Engineering Culture & Programs

  • 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

Hey there! Block's CTO is on the hunt for someone awesome to lead our Engineering Culture & Programs globally. If you're passionate about team culture, engineering and know how to make work feel fun, engaging and energizing, then you might just be the perfect fit! In this role, at the Office of the CTO, you'll be in charge of making sure our teams, work and culture thrive across an ecosystem of nearly 5000 engineers.

Key to this role is finding innovative ways to to bring a diverse, globally distributed team of engineers together as a single community. To achieve this, you will:

  • Be a key adviser to the CTO on all aspects of the Block Engineering mission.
  • Plan and execute critical projects aimed at improving the health, efficiency and morale of Block's Engineering teams. Examples include learning and development programs, initiatives promoting a sense of belonging, change management plans, remote work practices and support programs, and measuring & responding to the state of organizational health.
  • Develop and refine engineering cultural programs across Block. This includes ownership of the global Engineering All-Hands, horizontal mentorship programs, open-source initiatives, onboarding programs, AMAs, retrospectives, internal portals/guidebooks, and more.
  • Work to improve communication, collaboration, and alignment throughout the engineering organization, continuously enhancing our ability to meet the needs of our engineering teams.
  • Build communities to foster diversity and belonging, and build a sustainable culture of improvement by learning from each other. 
  • Cultivate avenues for open feedback within the engineering organization and leverage this input to propose new initiatives to better the overall health, happiness, and cohesion of the organization.
  • Build a strategy to connect Block with the broader engineering community through conferences, tech-talks, open-source outreach & sponsorships, UGs, etc.
  • Build and lead a team responsible for developing and implementing these initiatives and practices both internally & externally.


You Have:

  • 15+ years of experience owning and managing large scale engineering programs and/or operations.  
  • 8+ years of experience in People Management.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Deep understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, along with strategies for enhancing them. 
  • Proven ability to think strategically, solve complex problems, and drive results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Agile business mindset, focused on crafting innovative solutions.

As a bonus, you have:

  • Experience working in a global organization and managing distributed teams.
  • A technical or Engineering background. 

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 $290,000 - USD $435,000
Zone B: USD $290,000 - USD $435,000
Zone C: USD $290,000 - USD $435,000
Zone D: USD $290,000 - USD $435,000

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 

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.


We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

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.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

Privacy Policy