Software Engineer - Backend

| New York

SOFTWARE ENGINEER – BACKEND

In this role you’ll build distributed systems and products that service millions. We value new ideas, invest in modern tools, and are not afraid to adapt the way we work to accommodate scale. The groups below are hiring engineers, entry through principal levels, to work on a variety of initiatives such as developing our own code gen API framework, the Squarespace Template Compiler, Defining Pillars of Squarespace Services, migrating our Java microservices from traditional virtual machines to Docker containers, and more. Through our collaborative interview process we will align you with a role that maps to your skills and career interests.

Product Engineering:

At Squarespace, we believe that design is not merely about how something looks, but also how it works. Our Product Engineering teams create the most seamless, integrated, and scalable products possible. These teams build both the backends and frontends for user-facing Squarespace products, such as the content management system, shopping cart and transaction management, and domain registration.

Infrastructure Engineering:

Infrastructure Engineering provides a critical layer between product engineering and the computing infrastructure. We provide the software framework upon which Squarespace engineers create their microservices, as well as many services/microservices that are used by development teams, such as caching, file storage service, image processing, SSL/TLS certificate service and many more. We also own the software Edge layer that accepts and routes all inbound traffic to Squarespace.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in at least one Object Oriented Language - preferably Java
  • A sincere commitment to crafting readable and reliable code
  • Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithms, and software design

*If you are currently enrolled in school, take a look at our campus page here (link)

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 670 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Squarespace sends engineers to speak at and attend the most relevant and impactful conferences throughout the year
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Education reimbursement

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.
8 Clarkson Street, New York, NY 10014

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The entire Squarespace team, including our executive team, works in a beautifully designed open-plan office. The work-space layout and the flat culture Squarespace is known for, create a collaborative, friendly and fast-paced environment where new ideas and creativity are celebrated.

Otilia

Media Strategist

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day by moderating our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram mostly) and replying to any comments we can help with. Then it's checking in with the Community Team on ongoing/upcoming projects, followed by getting on the grind of creating/rehearsing content for our in-person workshops or online webinars. And meetings!

Jose

Community Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to work on three different teams in my time at Squarespace. Part of that is the nature of an evolving start up, but it’s also due to the flexibility and trust that the organization's leaders put in employees. If you're passionate about a particular project, you're able to spend time to make that initiative a reality.

Farah

Brand Manager

I work on the database team and our biggest challenge is scaling our architecture to handle query load with low latency. Collaboration with Engineering makes this happen. Each Engineering Team at Squarespace contributes in a unique way to make our platform as fast as possible for our customers.

Brian

Database Administrator

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Pet-Friendly Office
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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