Engineering Manager, Data Security

Square, Chicago IL, US

Square works for every business.

Duration: Full-Time

Data Security is core to Square’s success. Square strives to make the basics of running a business easy for our sellers so that they can instead focus on building and growing their business. The Data Security Engineering team similarly aims to make it easy for our engineering teams to protect sensitive data throughout its lifecycle so that Square can ship remarkable products. We achieve these goals through developing data security education and policies, preventative guardrails, and secure, convenient tooling. 

We are looking for a Security Software Engineering Manager to help lead the Data Security Engineering team. In this leadership role, you will develop the individuals on the team and drive engineering initiatives that reduce the burden and risks associated with collecting and using sensitive data.

You will:

  • Partner with teams across the security, engineering, and counsel organizations to understand and identify opportunities for improving the security of our users’ data

  • Develop the data security strategy to enable engineers across Square to ship secure products and features 

  • Build an outstanding team of  remarkable talent and invest in their careers through ongoing coaching and development

  • Use technical expertise to cultivate pragmatic engineering decision-making and sustain high engineering standards on the team

  • Develop efficient processes to ensure the engineering team is operating with high velocity, ownership, and self-accountability

We value Engineering Managers who: 

  • Lead with a people-first approach, can facilitate a conversation rather than dictate it, and are empathetic to divergent viewpoints

  • Have at least 2 years of experience leading teams of engineers, in both a technical and people management capacity

  • Have at least 2 years of hands-on software engineering experience

  • Build strong relationships with their counterparts, including other engineering managers, product managers, and security partners

  • Excel at building engineering teams that are productive, collaborative and inclusive

  • Are committed to continuous improvement of themselves, their teammates, and Square’s software

Technologies we use and teach:

  • Java

  • Python 

  • MySQL

  • JavaScript and React

  • Protocol buffers

  • Google’s Tink Cryptographic APIs

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. Block 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 TBD, 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. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

About Square

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. So we’re building easy tools to empower and enrich people. Tools that shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it—because we believe in fair and square. We started with a little white card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, our Cash app lets people send money instantly, and we’re building easy tools for customers, too. We’re empowering the electrician to send invoices, setting up the food truck with a delivery option, helping the clothing boutique pay its employees, and giving the coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.


Want to learn more about Square? Visit Square's website.