Software Engineer Manager, Catalog

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

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

As a leader within the Catalog Items team, you will be responsible for managing a team of Server engineers that design, build, and maintain our core Items services, which serve as the backbone for multiple teams including Taxes, Discounts, Subscriptions and more.  Your team will have direct responsibility for launching and maintaining critical features that help all Square merchants manage their Items Catalog and represent what they sell wherever they sell it. In addition to seller-facing features, your team is responsible for the Catalog API, used by thousands of developers building key integrations.  As a member of the Catalog Items leadership team you will also advocate for making continuous investments in developer productivity and code quality along with timely feature delivery.

You will:

  • Manage a world-class team of experienced and passionate Server engineers.

  • Grow the team by hiring exceptional talent, coaching and developing engineers, cultivating pragmatic engineering decision-making, and leveraging your technical & managerial expertise to constantly raise the bar.

  • Set the technical vision & direction for the team and lead the team to achieve it.

  • Form excellent working relationships with your counterparts in design, product, marketing, external QA vendors as well as other engineering and business teams across Square.

  • Plan, organize, schedule & document team’s work to ensure successful project execution.

  • Participate in essential technical, design, and product discussions with teams across the organization.


You have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (6+ years preferred)

  • At least 2 years experience managing and mentoring engineers (including providing feedback, investing in the career growth of your team members and growing teams).

  • A knack for creating readable, well-crafted, maintainable code.

  • An eye for design and an ear for the customer.

  • Passion for building remarkable experiences in mobile applications.

  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others.

  • Strong command of Server development from previous technical experience, including highly scalable services.

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Golang

  • Elasticsearch

  • Unit tests, snapshot tests, integration tests

  • Protocol buffers

Additional Information

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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
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