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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021
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Squarespace is looking for passionate backend engineers to build & 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, & scales with the growth of the customer base & the team. 

The Protection Platforms team focuses on developing scalable distributed systems to protect our customers. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys or is interested in working on ensuring the integrity & ownership of our customers data, we want to hear from you! You will report to the Core Platforms Engineering Manager in our New York City headquarters.

As a Core Platforms Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Architect & implement systems to ensure privacy of our customers data
  • Set coding standards & best practices for data protection & privacy across the company
  • Collaborate with other engineers & teams to ensure the successful adoption of data privacy best practices
  • Write testable, readable & maintainable server-side code
  • Mentor junior team members

About you:

You will succeed as a Core Platform Senior Software Engineer if you 

  • Have 5+ years experience developing production systems using Java
  • Enjoy working on cross team initiatives
  • Have experience developing in a large-scale distributed systems environment
  • Have experience with microservice architecture design
  • Understand SQL & NoSQL database schema design, caching & scalability
  • Experience with queues & stream-processing technologies such as RabbitMQ & Kafka

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design & sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people from individuals & 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 & Portland. For more information, visit

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you & 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 & adoption benefits
  • Free lunch & snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) & pretax (US)

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives & experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace & 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

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