Global Mobility Specialist, Immigration

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

As the Square Global Immigration Specialist you will serve as the central point of contact and manage information among various stakeholders of our active and potential immigration cases.  This position will focus primarily on US Immigration including ownership of the US immigration life cycle, from assessment to permanent residency, inclusive of administrative tasks required for compliance.   You will liaison with new hires, current employees, recruiters, hiring managers, hrbp, Square’s designated immigration counsel, and our internal employment law team. You will also be exposed and own relocation and tax cases, as necessary, due to volume and back up coverage..

You will:

  • Manage Immigration Caseload, including:

    • New Hire Immigration Cases:

      • Immigration Assessment Cases - Serving as the point of contact for recruiters/hrbps as they explore the viability of potential sponsorship for potential candidates.  Manage the assessment process; consult with HRBP, recruiter, manager and employee as needed in partnership with immigration provider. Explore options for employment sponsorship and communicate process and timelines to all key stakeholders.  

      • Escalate immigration issues to Immigration Lead and provide suggestions when the process takes an unexpected turn.

      • Owning internal processes for all governance around work authorizations

    • Manage Current Employee Immigration Cases - Serving as the point of contact for current employees going through various types of immigration process (new visas, extensions, business travel, permanent residency)

      • Proactively work with employees and their managers to communicate statuses and timelines

      • Own internal processes for permanent residency requirements including recruiting management, applicant communications, and application preparation review

      • Review I-983 document for F-1 visas along with training plan; maintain F1 program data on wiki.

      • Identify eligible employees for visa tax suppression in Workday, perform eligibility verification and consult with Payroll, Stock Administration, Global Mobility as appropriate.

  • Assist Immigration Lead with the following:

    • Maintenance of internal Wiki, maintenance of process workflows, compiling program metrics, and business travel support.

    • Review invoices in partnership with our legal operations team, for immigration-related services, reviewing for accuracy, tracking for trends, and escalating to lead as appropriate.

    • Ensure immigration data is accurately maintained and that the organization's immigration compliance records have an appropriate level of data security

    • Contribute to a broader team responsible for HR Compliance such as I-9 verification in the US, and right to work checks/first day checks.

    • Assist with global mobility relocation & tax matters including domestic and international assignments, permanent move transfers, work directly and own relocation and tax cases.  


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent years of experience

  • 3-4 years working with a corporate immigration/mobility program

  • Customer-service focused

  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and handle employee confidential information with discretion

  • Ability to research, assess facts, and determine their impact to the business

  • Familiarity with Workday, Google Suite/MS Office, and Equus Software a plus

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