Corporate Development Associate
- San Francisco, CA
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.
The Corporate Development team works across Square to bring world-class companies, technology, and talent into the company through acquisitions. The team is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and executing impactful acquisitions, as well as informing the company’s strategy by identifying industry trends and maintaining relationships with startups, VCs and bankers.
This is a unique opportunity to be a core member of a high-impact team situated at the nexus of product, engineering, and the broader strategic efforts at Square. This person will be an integral member of the team and will support all stages of the evaluation and acquisition process. This individual will also contribute to a broad array of projects for the team, including market analysis, transaction analysis and strategy development.
The role reports to the Corporate Development Lead, is full-time, and is located in San Francisco.
Work closely with senior executives and product leads to develop strategies and identify acquisition opportunities that accelerate Square’s mission.
Establish and maintain relationships with startups, VCs, and leading technology companies to inform product strategy and stay abreast of competitive landscape.
Play a key role in building and maintaining the overall corp dev deal pipeline, including outreach to and sourcing of new opportunities.
Conduct rigorous analysis including valuation and business case modeling to provide detailed guidance and insight into potential acquisitions and other strategic opportunities.
Support deal negotiation, due diligence and integration efforts for acquisitions, including cross-functional coordination of product, engineering, legal, and other diligence and integration supporting teams to evaluate targets.
5+ years of relevant work experience, including venture capital, private equity, strategy consulting, investment banking or corporate development experience
Experience at a leading technology company or startup is preferred
Excellent organizational and project management skills; able to track and manage complex processes from start to finish
Exceptional strategic, analytical, communication, leadership and problem-solving skills, with ability to operate at all organization levels
An ability to drive projects cross-functionally, synthesize feedback, develop consensus and create structure in an unstructured environment.
A Bachelor's degree from a top university and excellent academic performance. Quantitative degree in computer science/engineering, economics or finance preferred but not required.
At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.