Hardware Engineering Program Manager (China)

  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

The Hardware Engineer Program Manager is responsible for the technical management and support of Hardware development projects within Square. As the EPM, you will help manage and lead a cross functional team of skilled EE, SW and ME engineers, driving schedules and communicating risks and priorities. You will drive day to day activities with our manufacturing partners and the engineering teams with the top level project goals in sight at all times. The EPM role is highly technical. The HW EPM will utilize a solid ME/EE/CE background to understand technical details of cross-functional issues and risks. This will enable you to set the proper priorities and put risk mitigation plans in place.


You Will:

  • Work cross-functionally with the internal engineering and program management team and Square's manufacturing partners to ensure new products are successfully developed through to production

  • Build strong relationships with CM’s to ensure deliverables are on track and all engineering requirements are being met.

  • Work alongside the hardware engineering team during development to prepare for EVT, DVT, PVT & ramp. This includes: factory support & build-readiness prep

  • Work closely with the engineering, quality, and product teams to identify risks and support validation efforts

  • Drive first and second tier suppliers, integrate their deliverables and schedules into the project

  • Communicating status and the big picture to the program and engineering teams

  • Provide onsite EPM support for NPI builds

You Have:

  • BS ME/EE/CE degree.

  • 5+ years of industry experience.

  • 5+ years of project management experience.

  • Excellent communication skills verbally and written

  • Experience with consumer electronics devices.

  • Strong technical background

  • Experience in setting up project schedules and breaking down engineering work.

  • Ability to travel to Contract Manufacturing partners to support builds on site.

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.