Security Program Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 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

The Security organization is responsible for reducing security risk for all aspects of doing business at Square. This includes: partnering with engineering teams to help them understand the security risks of their design and implementation choices; creating platform technologies that deliver critical security functions; and securing the systems and networks that make up our operations and corporate environment. We are looking for a Program Manager to join our Security team, which is directly responsible for our most important projects and engagements.

The Security Program Manager will help develop and implement programs to enable the evaluation and mitigation of risk across the company. You'll collaborate with product teams and analysts to prioritize and manage feature requests, coordinate and prioritize work, create new processes and mature existing workflows.  You will directly shape programs and tools to allow teams to make reasonable trade-offs that enable them to work securely.  

You will:

  • Manage large scale security programs across Square and within Security. These complex projects often have competing timelines and resource needs

  • Create and manage systems that inventory all requested and planned work, assign criteria to evaluate and build the roadmap, and then manage programs to successful launch.

  • Manage diverse relationships with Product, Engineering, Operations, Partner and Foundational teams, and provide recommendations that help teams understand and deliver their program executables.

  • Partner across the Security Organization (Engineering, Security Partners, Policy, Privacy and Platform) teams to measure and prioritize security risks to our buyers, sellers, and the company to ensure we are consistently applying our resources to the most pressing concerns.

  • Build upon existing internal partnerships: define, iterate and enable new projects that minimize security risk across Square.

  • Participate in quarterly and annual planning for the Security PMO

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5 or more years of product/project management experience

  • Broad knowledge of program management challenges and mitigations

  • Hands on experience with JIRA

  • Demonstrated success managing enterprise or large scale programs

  • Excellent project leadership skills; ability to inspire team members and product partners

  • Strong technical background

  • Experience in setting up project schedules and breaking down engineering work across multiple teams and delivery dates

  • Ability to collaborate and negotiate divergent requirements from different organizations to deliver solutions that best fit the business need 

  • Excellent written communication skills

Even better:

  • Experience working in FinTech or Banking

  • Experience working in/with a security team

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)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.

Perks

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