Senior Software Engineer - Frontend, Blogs & Collections

  • Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • May. 18, 2021
  • Function
  • Design & UI
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

Squarespace is looking for an experienced Frontend Engineer with backend experience in Java to join the Blog & Collections team. The Blog & Collections team is focused on evolving our blogging capabilities based on gaps identified from customer research and from new concepts through internal innovation. As the second engineering member of the team, you’ll help shape the future of blogs on Squarespace sites. You will report to the Engineering Manager of the team out of our NYC office.

All Squarespace employees are working remotely at this time. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as we continue our work to build a return-to-work plan that ensures a safe return to our offices and provides flexibility for our employees.

Responsibilities

  • Design and build new features into the Squarespace interface
  • Take a lead role with other engineers and designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences
  • Keep our product up-to-date with the latest frontend technologies such as React and ES2016+
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing beautiful, readable code)
  • Actively contribute to team and company standard

Qualifications

  • Strong JavaScript development skills, understanding of new ES6 concepts, and proficiency in React, Angular, or other modern JS frameworks
  • Experience with Java
  • Extensive experience developing large-scale application software
  • Have full knowledge of the DOM, new HTML5 constructs, and CSS3
  • Have experience with Single Page Application development
  • Keep up-to-date with the newest technologies
  • Develop features and create fulfilling user experiences
  • A strong understanding of, and practical experience with, web application development
  • A sincere commitment to crafting readable and dependable code
  • 5+ years of experience

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 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Los Angeles and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Benefits & perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Free lunch and snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)
  • 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