• Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 24, 2021
  • Function
  • IT
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

The Databases Team is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic software engineer to help us build the future of data systems at Squarespace. We are on a mission to make our systems as reliable, hands-off, and self-service as possible. We need your help!

You will focus on automating the management of our large and growing MongoDB clusters, and you will have lots of opportunity to work with other stateful systems. The Databases Team owns relational databases, document databases, durable queues, and caches. You will report to an Engineering Manager on the team.


  • Build automation and instrumentation around our MongoDB deployments
  • Grow to take on additional stateful systems over time
  • Help us build our data platform with the abstractions that allow our product engineers to move more quickly and safely
  • Work with teammates, peers, and internal customers on solving diverse problems
  • Promote best practices and help our engineers adopt them
  • Mentor other engineers on the team
  • Care about our team’s documentation and help us make it better
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for our platform


  • Strong background in MongoDB and web applications
  • Programming experience in Go and Python
  • Experience with Git
  • 3+ years experience managing distributed systems in *nix environments
  • Experience with database design, caching, scalability, and network fundamentals
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, or other cloud-native software is a big plus.
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry 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 and 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, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.