Technical Sourcer

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. 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

Square is actively seeking to hire a Technical Sourcer to identify and assess technical talent for our Engineering Team. Technical Sourcers work closely with our Recruiters and Engineering Hiring Managers to develop and execute strategies to locate and attract candidates to Square. Square encourages practical and creative ways to surface leading talent, and we invest a lot of time activating passive candidates through a highly engaged approach. Our Recruiting Team is passionate about candidate experience and this usually begins with the Sourcing Team. We’re seeking a highly motivated Sourcer who understands technology and has a strong ability to build an Engineering pipeline.

You will:

  • Work closely with Recruiters and Hiring Managers to clearly comprehend technical requirements of the role, the scope, and the team
  • Proactively build talent pipelines through referral generation, internet sourcing, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Locate and engage passive candidates through the use of Linkedin Recruiter, Boolean sourcing, and alternative search techniques
  • Screen resumes and phone interview candidates to determine fundamental fit
  • Consistently maintain and track pipeline activity to share with Engineering Hiring Managers and Recruiters
  • Recommend creative and results-oriented ideas to potentially impact pipeline


You have:

  • 3+ years technical sourcing or recruiting experience with an agency or in-house recruiting team
  • Ability to determine general fit for engineering teams based on required and desired qualifications
  • Experience utilizing an Applicant Tracking System to maintain candidate pipeline
  • Ability to build and maintain long-term pipeline for hard-to-fill Engineering roles
  • Develop and maintain multiple strategies resulting in the engagement of passive technical candidates
  • Experience advising Recruiters and Hiring Managers on activity and strategy in order to fill assigned roles utilizing data
  • Technical industry knowledge and general comprehension of relevant technical skills, relevant companies, engineering communities, and university sources
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, sense of team, and a desire to learn

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. 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.