Software Engineer - Platform Backend - Java

  • Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • May. 18, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

Squarespace is looking for passionate backend engineers to build and scale the backend systems that power millions of Squarespace websites. We firmly believe that design is not merely “how it looks” but “how it works.” A great product is reliable, performant, and scales with the growth of the customer base and the team. The product platform teams focus on platform level optimizations, working with product engineering teams to assess what the highest impact areas for our customers are. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys or is interested in working on platform scalability, reliability, and performance, we want to hear from you! You will report to the V6 Foundations Engineering Manager 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

  • Create high-volume production systems, and develop prototypes quickly
  • Build backend services with Java, using Mongo, Kubernetes, Kafka, and Redis
  • Collaborate with other engineers and teams to ensure the seamless rollout of platform optimizations
  • Ensure the reliability of systems essential 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 team and company standards
  • Mentor other team members

Qualifications

  • 1+ years of development experience in Java
  • Experience with web application development
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices
  • A sincere commitment to creating readable code
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related, 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 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