PCB Designer, Bitcoin Hardware

Square, San Francisco CA, US

Square works for every business.

We are looking for an exceptional PCB Layout Engineer to help deliver the next generation of Bitcoin Hardware products. From the Square Card Reader for NFC and chip cards, Square Stand, Square Terminal and Register, our family of devices is growing - and this is only the beginning. As we introduce more and more of our products to the world, our hardware footprint continues to expand.

 You will:

  • Generate and release rigid and flexible printed circuit designs for a variety of payment and high-security system designs

  • Work closely with electrical, mechanical, and factory testing engineers to design hardware for payments and development

  • Create and manage schematic symbol, footprint libraries, and design templates.

  • Help maintain and enhance component library.

  • Review and ensure all parts conform to IPC, manufacturer and company standards.

  • Work with our internal ASIC design team to influence chip and chip packaging design to better meet the needs of PCB layout.

You have:

  • 5+ years PCB design experience

  • Demonstrated expertise  with Altium CAD system, library management and design release process for high-volume product manufacturing

  • Experience with RF and high speed PCB design for portable and embedded systems

  • Ability to read and understand part specification and mechanical drawings.

  • Experience with database management

  • Experience with IPC guidelines and various PCB and FPC technologies

  • Ability to read schematics and have working knowledge of electronics principles and basic circuit operation

  • Experience with PLM (product lifecycle management) practices and PLM tools such as Agile or Arena

Even Better:

  • Experience with Altium Concord in addition to Altium CAD system

  • Hands-on Electrical Engineering experience

  • Some background in mechanical assembly/fabrication

  • Experience with PCB DFM for high volume consumer products

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.