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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Squarespace is looking for a Team Lead to direct & scale the Design Platform team. The Design Platform team enables Product Design & Engineering teams to deliver beautiful, performant, & inclusive products. They maintain the code expression of our Design System, as well as UX libraries that allow our product engineers to create consistently excellent experiences for our users.

Design Platform is part of the Interface Platform group, which enables our product engineers to deliver beautiful, durable, performant, & accessible experiences to our users. Their tools & components are critical to Squarespaces current & future feature roadmap. In this role youll help several teams to deliver high quality technology products/services, working in partnership with technical & product leadership.

You will report to the Interface Platform Engineering Manager in our New York City headquarters.


  • Lead other engineers & collaborate with designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences
  • Have regular 1-1s with team members, & take an active role in code reviews for team members
  • Interface with a variety of stakeholders & develop & drive the teams roadmap
  • Keep our product up-to-date with the latest frontend technologies such as React & ESNext
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, & writing beautiful, pragmatic code)
  • Actively contribute to team & company standards
  • Mentor team members & help them grow


  • Experience leading a team of 3+ engineers
  • Extensive experience developing large-scale application software
  • Strong JavaScript development skills, understanding of new ES6 concepts, & proficiency in Experience with React or similar user interface libraries.
  • Knowledge about modern CSS language features, including Flexbox, CSS Grid, feature queries
  • An understanding of HTML semantics & ARIA roles, & knowing their correct application
  • Have experience with Single Page Application development
  • A sincere commitment to crafting readable, reliable, & well tested code
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience
  • 5+ years of industry experience


  • Experience working with Design Systems & libraries that enable it like Styled System
  • Experience working with React Native and/or native mobile development
  • TypeScript Experience or Interest
  • Managing npm libraries, open source or otherwise

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 worlds most iconic businesses to share their stories with the world. Squarespaces team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin & 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, 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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