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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, August 08, 2022
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The Gig

The Backend Platform engineering teams design software platforms that are scalable & reliable - from building out microservices frameworks to content rendering. These platforms are used by product engineering teams to provide an amazing experience for our customers. As a member of the platform organization, you will work with engineers across the company to develop & enhance platforms that serve Squarespace customers. In this role, you will be reporting to the Engineering Manager of Microservices Platform.

This is a hybrid role in our NY office.

You'll get to...

  • Write testable, readable & maintainable server-side code that will be used by multiple engineering teams across the company
  • Participate in platform level architecture discussions & decisions
  • Work with senior engineers to design & implement platform systems
  • Set coding standards & collaborate with other engineers & teams to ensure the successful adoption of best practices
  • Collaborate with other engineers & teams to ensure the seamless rollout of platform features & optimizations
  • Analyze & profile frameworks & endpoints to identify & fix latency & bottlenecks
  • Improve the developer experience for other engineers that use the platform
  • Refactor existing components & code paths into clearer, standardized, documented, & testable modules

Who we are looking for...

  • Want to work on platform scalability, reliability, & performance
  • Have been programming production systems in Java or any other OOL for at least a year
  • Understand different data structures & how they can be leveraged to optimize algorithms
  • Are curious & ask a lot of questions to understand why things are the way they are
  • Are passionate about code quality
  • Are interested learning from & working with experienced engineers
  • Have experience or an interest in optimizing inefficient APIs, code paths, or database queries
  • Have experience building a web application & using SQL or NoSQL databases like MongoDB, MySQL, or PostgresSQL

If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the above qualifications.

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)

About Squarespace

Squarespace is the all-in-one platform with everything to sell anything, providing customers in approximately 200 countries & territories with all the tools they need to sell physical products, digital content, classes, appointments, reservations & more. Powered by best-in-class design for a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints, our suite of fully integrated products enables anyone 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 via Tock. Our team of more than 1,400 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California, & Chicago, Illinois.

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 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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