Software Engineering Manager, Payment Connections Core

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: San Francisco, United States

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's Payment Platform is an open, global financial services platform for developers who serve our merchants. It provides the necessary components to manage identity, process payments across multiple channels, hold and transfer funds, and provide accounting, reconciliation, and reporting in a secure and compliant way. Within the Payment Platform, we are looking for an Engineering Manager for our Payment Connections Core group. This team builds software to implement Square's partnerships with acquirers and payment networks, making engineering decisions to enhance our margins and help us help our sellers get paid quickly and reliably.

In this role, you'll report to the Engineering Director of Payment Connections and Pricing. You'll guide a 4-7 person engineering team as they build out the core functionality to connect our seller APIs through to financial institutions. You'll develop efficient, secure, safe processes, ensuring the engineering team operates with high velocity, ownership, and accountability to our customers and other groups at Square. You'll export the team's best practices to the rest of Square and support other teams that operate high availability services, seller APIs, and financial networking.

You Will:

  • Oversee the success of your team's projects and achieve quantifiable results.

  • Communicate the technologies that promote and comprise our backend systems.

  • Foster long-term thinking and creativity in a complex space, and promote your organization to support our business.

  • Anticipate future projects for our teams based on what can be a changing set of requirements.

  • Work with product management, design, senior engineering and product leadership, and your peers to develop the strategy for your team.

  • Learn and promote Square engineering practices.


You Have: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical, working experience (8+ years preferred).

  • Experience designing and building large, highly available backend systems.

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager.

  • Experience leading Agile teams.

  • [Bonus] Experience with payment processing and the payment industry in general.

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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