Head of Talent, SIP

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block. 

Job Description

Talent Acquisition is a strategic function that enables Block's growth, shapes the company culture, and identifies the talent we need to be successful. 

As the Head of Talent for our Square, InfoSec, and Platform/Infrastructure business units (SIP), you will be responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the global recruiting team. You will partner closely with key leaders to design and execute recruiting strategies and programs that support the entire business as it scales. You will also work closely with leaders throughout the People organization, influencing key partners and driving new and ongoing initiatives from ideation to completion.

You will:

  • Develop and lead a talent acquisition organization that includes recruiting, sourcing, operations and talent enablement

  • Ensure that our talent acquisition strategy, resourcing models and approaches are poised to pivot and rapidly scale

  • Build a progressive talent strategy and roadmap, partnering closely across the BU executive staff and cross-functional partners

  • Design the operational infrastructure needed for efficient and effective talent programs and systems at scale

  • Use data to evaluate, streamline, and optimize current hiring processes

  • Partner with BU Executives, HR and Finance to effectively plan and monitor headcount, attrition and hiring goals

  • Create a thoughtful, clear metrics-driven approach that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the impact and effectiveness of all programs and hiring activity

  • Drive overall success of team including managing prioritization, delegation, and overall accountability of team

  • Think creatively and bring an innovation framework to talent acquisition


You have:

  • Experience leading and empowering large scale talent organizations (100+) with an emphasis on building high performing teams and inclusive cultures

  • Experience building a global recruiting infrastructure, including processes and tools

  • Experience with leading and implementation of large transformational initiatives

  • A passion for people development and a track record of coaching and motivating high performing teams 

  • A data-driven approach to decision-making that leads to increased operational efficiency and effectiveness 

  • A perspective on and deep belief of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of the hiring and recruitment process

  • A growth mindset and proven ability to think of creative solutions

  • A value of metrics and storytelling and can marry the two to create compelling narratives

  • Demonstrated success partnering with senior leaders across multiple disciplines to meet aggressive hiring goals

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, veteran status, 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. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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