Engineering Lead, Developer Platform

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

At Square Developer platform, we are focused on enabling developers to build applications and integrations to meet the needs of a wide range of merchants. Our IAM services enable businesses to control access to applications, employees and other businesses. With the growth of the Square platform, the workload and access requirements have evolved significantly, demanding the next order of scale and flexibility in our access management systems. 

The Developer Platform team is driving the evolution of our systems to an open platform that provides access to a rich ecosystem of services for merchants. We are looking for a director-level engineering leader to enable this shift while maintaining a seamless experience for our customers and internal services. This hugely impactful and visible role requires a leader who can build a long-term vision for the space, drive execution, develop credibility across the company and influence other engineering leaders across Square products.

You Will:

  • Hire and develop leaders on your team to drive the strategy of the greater Developer Platform organization

  • Work closely with product managers and peer teams across Square to deliver results in a fast-paced environment

  • Drive long-term thinking and innovation in an ambiguous space, and evangelize your organization to drive the business forward.


You Have 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

  • 10+ years relevant software development and systems design experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Development Manager

  • Proven experience with service-oriented architectures, design patterns and large scale web services

  • Prior experience working in the security and IAM domains

  • Prior experience working on building platforms for Developers

  • Experience leading large software services that have successfully been delivered to customers

Additional Information

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) 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. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources