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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, August 15, 2022
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Squarespace is looking for an Engineering Manager on the Async Platforms team within the Foundations group. The Async Platforms team develops & maintains our asynchronous processing solutions at Squarespace which include async pipelines & job scheduling. These solutions are used by most product & platform teams at Squarespace to handle all their asynchronous processing requirements, making this a high-impact & high-visibility role. In this role, you will be reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager of Foundations - Backend Platform.

This role is a good fit for you if you:

  • have experience with building & using high-volume asynchronous platforms based on technologies like Kafka, RabbitMQ, or ActiveMQ
  • have strong opinions about software development best practices
  • believe in the philosophy that platform teams are really product teams with internal users
  • Are known for your communication skills & working well across teams & with nontechnical stakeholders
  • Have a customer service mindset - we're building things to help product engineers go to market faster & not (just) because something is cool
  • Are good at service-oriented architecture design & best practices
  • Have 6+ years of backend programming experience in Java
  • Have 1+ years of prior Tech lead, team lead, or engineering management experience

As a the Engineering Manager for Async Platforms team, you will:

  • Work with the product manager & engineers to create a vision & execution strategy for what the future of asynchronous processing is at Squarespace
  • Work closely with other teams across the organization to ensure that the platform solves the needs of the teams teams that require it
  • Drive adoption of new platforms across the organization
  • Partner with other leaders to influence product, architectural & organizational choices
  • Grow engineers through coaching, mentoring & feedback
  • Build a healthy & inclusive culture within your team which encourages everyone to contribute

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 1,000 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, 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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