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Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019
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The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams are looking for experienced & passionate software engineers & systems engineers who possess backgrounds in systems, programming & networking to help in ensuring that customers around the world can access Squarespace sites, that they load quickly, & that all of the features are working properly. We work together with the product teams to maintain the reliability of our features that are backed by a fleet of microservices, with the infrastructure teams to scale our current data centers & build new ones, with the data teams to tackle challenging big data issues, & the security teams to keep a close eye on the latest vulnerabilities & protect our product, infrastructure & networks. The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams are also responsible for designing the systems that allow us to operate on our data centers & evolve the massive Squarespace software engine that serves millions of users worldwide. We implement software for internal DNS management, IP address allocation, & Linux image & package repositories. We build tools for the provisioning of compute capacity on top of VMware, Kubernetes clusters or public clouds. We work together with Server Engineering teams to scale up our storage, database & search infrastructure, which ingests close to 2 TBs of data per day. Our internal products include source code management tools, clusters of build agents for frontend & server-side code, automated testing infrastructure, Docker image generation tools, & continuous deployment pipelines, all used by 150+ software engineers in the wider organization. We engineer ELK clusters that ingest 5 TB of logs daily, Graphite time-series databases that process 14 million data points every minute, distributed tracing services that record 500 spans every second, & a Sensu alerting framework that monitors thousands of servers & hundreds of software services at all times.


  • Own internal services like Kubernetes & ELK clusters, infrastructure components like MongoDB databases & Couchbase clusters, product-related services like our certificate management pipeline, & everything in between.
  • Write high-quality infrastructure-as-code that automates the provisioning, deployment, scaling, & monitoring of Squarespaces infrastructure & ensure it's redundant & fast around the globe.
  • Share our globally distributed on-call rotation & be an escalation point to assess complex problems in real-time across any of our high-traffic software systems.
  • Collaborate with a team of experienced engineers to test your ideas & understand the system, & mentor junior team members.


  • Programming experience in Java, C++, Python, Go, or Ruby. Deep experience managing large-scale software & distributed systems in *nix environments.
  • An understanding of, & practical experience with, web application development.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, & software design practices.
  • Understanding of database design, caching, scalability, & network fundamentals.
  • 5+ years of experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, or other CNCF software is a big plus.
  • BS, or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent industry experience.

About Squarespace

Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to 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 800 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin & Portland. For more information, visit


  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch & snacks
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Education reimbursement

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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