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Design Technologist


Design Technologist

San Francisco, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    As a Design Technologist, you’ll be a key member of a cross-functional creative team specialized in creating digital experiences and marketing campaigns. You will be responsible for bringing technology to the creative process, the front-end interactions you bring to life will create remarkable experiences for our existing and prospective sellers.

    You are well versed in an appropriate mix of development and prototyping platforms and tools, and know how to select the best and most appropriate platform for the task. You deliver code that is flexible and can be iterated upon and pride yourself on being up to date with the latest proven standards and best practices. Thriving on exploration and experimentation, you are at the heart of co-creating ideas and bringing them to life. You have well rounded skill sets that complement your application of technology including but never limited to: a precise eye for intelligent UX, great design and good foundations in strategy, business acumen and process.

    As a design technologist on the team, you will:

    • Actively participate in concept development and design iteration
    • Work independently on projects from ideation and design through implementation
    • Take creative direction and expand on concept ideas for tactics, with solid and active contribution in creative reviews
    • Actively take part in brainstorms, partnering with colleagues across disciplines including Strategy, Design, Digital Production and Copy
    • Execute hands-on technical development of prototypes coming out of ideation
    • Contribute to discussions about the digital aspects of creative campaigns
    • Comfortably present ideas or prototypes to mixed client marketing / technical audiences
    • Work creatively through and around perceived limitations and/or challenges imposed by the delivery platform to create delightful experiences for customers
    • Evaluate and document any new creative and/or engineering standards or patterns that could arise from your work
  • Qualifications


    • BS in Computer Science or related technical field, or 4 years of relevant work experience
    • Front-end development – HTML, CSS and Javascript
    • Backend development – Familiarity of Ruby, Java, or other backend languages
    • Portfolio of work that displays design, high-fidelity animation, motion, iconography, typography, color, and imagery
    • Understanding of web standards, browser performance and best practices
    • Passion for digital marketing, advertising, and understanding metrics
    • Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate
    • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Familiarity of modern design tools (Figma, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D etc)

    Additional Information

    At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

  • Industry
    Financial Services