Recruiter, APAC (Contract)

  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract
  • Alternate Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

Our mission is simple: we want to help people everywhere start, run and grow a business. We’re a fast-moving global fintech company building the tools entrepreneurs need to simplify and streamline their business. Square’s powerful ecosystem of tools includes everything from accepting card payments and invoicing to e-commerce, data reporting, loyalty programs and managing inventory, locations or customers. 


Now supporting millions of businesses worldwide, Square is recognised as a leader in innovation, rated in the top 10 of Fast Company’s 2019 World’s Most Innovative Companies list. As we continue to expand globally, we are looking to drive that innovation further by scaling our smart, dedicated and passionate workforce in new markets. Square was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices now operating across the United States, Canada, Japan, the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Job Description

Talent acquisition is a strategic function that enables Squares growth, shapes our culture, and identifies top talent. As an APAC Recruiter in the Australian team, you will report to the Head of Square Business Recruiting in the US, and partner with global and local Square leaders on APAC recruiting strategies. We pride ourselves on crafting processes and programs that align with individual teams’ needs, so creativity and flexibility are requirements for success. With that also comes autonomy and the freedom to experiment, which when measured effectively, drives decisions that allow Square recruiting to improve.

You will:

  • Build relationships and collaborate with global recruiters, hiring managers, and local stakeholders to drive comprehensive recruiting strategies for the APAC market across technical positions

  • Think creatively and bring an innovative framework to talent acquisition

  • Assist with managing and growing our employment brand and recruiting presence

  • Manage the full cycle recruitment process, ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience

  • Partner with the broader recruiting team to build efficient and scalable recruiting processes

  • Source active and passive candidates from a variety of sources and communities: online and internal databases, employee referrals, events, networking and research

  • Be a consultative advisor to the business, leading strategic discussions to build teams holistically


You have:

  • 6+ years of full-cycle recruiting/sourcing experience, preferably inhouse 

  • Experience recruiting for a variety of technical roles (e.g. IT Support, Electrical Engineer, Hardware Packing Product) in the Australian market

  • Bilingual fluency is preferred (English and Mandarin and/or Japanese, etc)

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and solve complex problems while collaborating with business partners to achieve a common goal

  • Consultative communication skills while working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of an organization

  • Experience building sourcing strategies that go beyond LinkedIn Recruiter

  • Ability to thrive in a data and metrics driven environment

  • The ability to work autonomously across multiple timezones, driving recruiting projects to successful conclusion

  • A positive, team-oriented approach to your work

  • A passion for building cohesive and inclusive teams

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, qualifications, professional competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 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.