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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020
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Squarespace is seeking a Staff Security Engineer to join the security organization as a core member responsible for architecting, assessing, & analyzing Squarespace's security posture. In this role you will report to the Director of Security & work both independently & collaboratively with other security engineers, developers, & engineering managers. You will play a critical role in a group of very senior engineers at the forefront of Squarespace's technology, helping them with direction, security architecture best practices, & security evangelization.

As a secondary function, you will engage in threat & other security-related intelligence collection, enabling the success of other functions within the security team.



  • Responsible for management & implementation of the security architecture function within the security team
  • Develop & maintain detailed documentation of security architecture & secure development best practices
  • Lead cross team remediation or mitigation strategies in order to improve & optimize visibility, detection, & prevention capabilities across the Squarespace technical stack
  • Make security understandable across multi technical & non-technical teams, communicating priorities at the right level
  • Closely work with the internal Red Team providing guidance on what needs to be tested
  • Oversee the development of cybersecurity threat intelligence capabilities to aid detection & response within Squarespace
  • Work closely with the SOC team to ensure they are staying abreast of threat intelligence & security knowledge
  • Lead the development of a secure lifecycle process
  • Collaborate in the development of program level reports which help define success or failure across different initiatives in the engineering department
  • Develop comprehensive presentations for both technical & non-technical audiences in order to effectively build security awareness across Squarespace
  • Lead & coordinate training sessions for both internal & external partners
  • Mentor & support more junior team members



  • A minimum of 8 years experience working as a security professional, & a minimum of 5 years experience working closely with incident response & security monitoring teams
  • Experience in building, & leading a security architecture function, creating processes & documentation, & enabling a cross-team technical roadmap success
  • Excellent communication skills & ease in working & collaborating with stakeholders across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to mentor junior security engineers & create a shared vision, motivating individuals & teams to make that vision a reality
  • Experience with a variety of security incident response frameworks, tools & best practices
  • Understanding of risk management & business continuity principles & practices

About Squarespace

Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed. By blending elegant design & sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people from individuals & local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the worlds most iconic businesses to share their stories with the world. Squarespaces team of more than 800 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin & Portland. For more information, visit


  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 18 weeks of parental leave
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch & snacks
  • Squarespace sends engineers to speak at & attend the most relevant and impactful conferences throughout the year
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Education reimbursement

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, 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.

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