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Engineering, Full Time    Portland, OR    Posted: Monday, August 22, 2022
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The Databases Team is looking for an experienced & enthusiastic software engineer to help us build the future of data systems at Squarespace. We are on a mission to make our systems as reliable, hands-off, & user-friendly as possible. This is an important & exciting time for the team, & it's an opportunity to make a big impact in a successful company.

You will help us reimagine how we manage stateful systems as we scale our presence in the cloud, & you will play a major role in the execution of that vision. You will collaborate to identify our best opportunities, scope them down to impactful projects, & then deliver. You will write software, infrastructure as code, & documentation. You will be curious about our customers & how we can help them meet their goals. You will report to an Engineering Manager on the team.

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 COVID19.

You'll Get To

  • Build automation & instrumentation around our data systems
  • Collaborate with the rest of Infrastructure & our internal customers to achieve mutual wins
  • Help set our priorities, scope projects, & keep the team focused
  • Break down & clarify work for more junior engineers
  • Mentor other engineers on the team
  • Help research, test, & harden migration paths from on-prem systems to the cloud
  • Help keep those on-prem systems healthy while we walk those paths
  • Improve metrics, monitoring, & docs to help make it easy for engineers to use data systems wisely
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for our platform

Who We're Looking For

  • 7+ years experience in software engineering or managing data systems
  • Operational experience with Postgres, MongoDB, Kafka, or similar systems
  • Programming experience in Go
  • Experience leading projects from problem statement through delivery
  • Experience with database design, caching, & scalability concerns
  • Experience managing resources in a major cloud provider (we use GCP)

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 
  • Free lunch & snacks
  • Walk distance from food trucks, green spaces, & an array of cultural offerings

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, Los Angeles, California & 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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