Senior Software Engineer, Product Backend - Developer Platform

  • Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 16, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

The Website Content Components team is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help support the services and pipelines that ensure storing, retrieving and rendering content components, which in turn, powers Squarespace’s overall user experience. The team has a keen sense of product appreciation and works to ensure that, through every phase of their lifecycle, these systems are reliable.

We firmly believe that design is not merely “how it looks” but “how it works.” With this in mind, our backend engineers work on Product Engineering teams, which are dedicated to creating the most seamless, integrated products possible. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product projects and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! You will report to the Engineering Team Lead in our New York City headquarters.

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

  • Write server-side code, create high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Develop new features into the Squarespace platform, building backend services with Java
  • Work within an empowered product team which encompasses Product Management, Engineering and Design.
  • Ensure the reliability of systems to Squarespace users and businesses powered by Squarespace.
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing beautiful, readable code).
  • Contribute to Squarespace’s Engineering culture
  • Mentor junior team members.

Qualifications

  • Development experience in Java, C++, C#, Python, Go or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software.
  • Experience with web application development and best practices.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • A sincere commitment to creating clean, scalable and readable code.
  • A deep understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability.
  • A degree in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience.
  • 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 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin 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, 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.