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Engineering, Full Time    Remote, United States    Posted: Monday, October 03, 2022
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Squarespace's security organization is looking for a Director of Security to lead the teams working on product security, architecture, enterprise security, detection & response, & GRC. You will play a critical role in architecting, addressing, & evangelizing Squarespace's security posture in collaboration with a team of senior engineering managers & developers.

We are a security organization that believes in teaching security, working both as individuals & as a team to achieve clear goals. We own our space & we rely on our combined knowledge to grow & become better security professionals. You will work closely with other teams within Engineering, as well as the Product, Legal, Finance, Marketing, & Customer Operations departments.

This is an opportunity for you to lead an outstanding & professional security organization, helping them develop & create the best security solutions for Squarespace, focus on creating the next stage of the security program, & represent the security organization in different committees.

You will report directly to the SVP of Engineering based in NYC.

We have introduced our Flexible Work Philosophy for Squarespace employees, which you can find on our career page. For those who will work out of our offices 1-5 days a week, we have also introduced a detailed return to office approach to guarantee a safe return for our Squarespace employees. The safety of our people is our top priority & we will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19.

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As the Director of Security, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, planning, & developing the strategy for the company's security vision.
  • Leading a skilled team of security professionals to create a secure product for our customers & monitor & detect threats to the product & our internal enterprise systems.
  • Supporting compliance initiatives, security risk management, & security policies & procedures as part of managing the Director of GRC.
  • Delivering successful work outcomes & stakeholder management in alignment with company needs.
  • Promoting collaboration, training, risk assessment & compliance with all policies & procedures.
  • Working alongside a team of technical & experienced leaders in Engineering.
  • Evangelizing security across the company to bring overall security awareness to everything we do.

Who We're Looking For

  • Experience building & leading security teams.
  • High level understanding of the security landscape, including prevalent threats, existing technologies & challenges.
  • At least 10 years experience working in the security domain.
  • Ability to evaluate the pros & cons of security solutions relevant to networking, operating systems, coding, databases, virtualization & containers, & modern cloud solutions.
  • Experience securing web & mobile applications in a SaaS environment.
  • Proficient at presenting to highly technical & senior audiences. Able to boil down complex topics into digestible risks, goals, & objectives.
  • Track record of leading teams through complex & critical projects that span the entire organization.
  • Ability to understand, distill, & communicate risk.
  • Knowledgeable of compliance concepts & experience working cross functionally to drive implementation of controls.
  • Experience developing & rolling out long term security strategy

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you & your dependent children
  • Fertility & adoption benefits
  • Headspace mindfulness app subscription
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Pretax commuter benefits
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building & ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand & transact with their customers in an impactful & beautiful online presence. Our products allow anyone at any stage of their journey to manage their projects & businesses through websites, domains, ecommerce, marketing tools, & scheduling, along with tools for managing a social media presence with Unfold & hospitality business management through Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to outstanding design, helping our customers in approximately 200 countries & territories maintain consistent branding across all digital touchpoints to stand out online. Our team of more than 1,400 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Portland, Oregon, & Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit

Our Commitment

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 customers, but we also work toward 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.

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