Head of Talent


San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Dec 6

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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

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

As the Head of Talent for our Seller, 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

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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