Software Engineer - Backend
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.
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 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.
- 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)
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.
- 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.