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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2021
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Squarespace is looking for passionate backend engineers to build & scale the backend systems that power millions of Squarespace websites. We firmly believe that design is not merely "how it looks" but "how it works." A great product is reliable, performant, & scales with the growth of the customer base & the team. The product platform teams focus on platform level optimizations, working with product engineering teams to assess what the highest impact areas for our customers are. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys or is interested in working on platform scalability, reliability, & performance, we want to hear from you! You will report to the V6 Foundations Engineering Manager in our New York City headquarters.

All Squarespace employees are working remotely at this time. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as we continue our work to build a return-to-work plan that ensures a safe return to our offices & provides flexibility for our employees.

As a Platform Software Engineer, you will:

  • Analyze & profile frameworks & endpoints to identify & fix latency & bottlenecks 
  • Refactor existing components & code paths into clearer, standardized, documented, & testable modules
  • Improve the developer experience for other engineers that use the platform
  • Write testable, readable, & maintainable code, with automated tests
  • Collaborate with other engineers & teams to ensure the seamless rollout of platform optimizations
  • Participate in platform level architecture discussions & decisions

About you:

You will succeed as a Platform Engineer if you:

  • Are interested in working on platform scalability, reliability, & performance
  • Have been programming production systems in Java for at least a year
  • Understand different data structures & how they can be leveraged to optimize algorithms
  • Have experience working with Java frameworks like Spring, Guice, Jersey, or Dropwizard
  • Ask a lot of questions to understand why things are the way they are
  • Are passionate about code quality
  • Have experience or interest in optimizing inefficient APIs, code paths, or database queries

If youre interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if you dont meet all of the above qualifications.

What you can expect from us:

Your team & manager will:

  • Create an inclusive environment thats psychologically safe & encourages learning 
  • Mentor & guide you through navigating & understanding the codebase
  • Work with you to build a personalized career growth plan with clear expectations & milestones

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 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 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Los Angeles & Portland. For more information, visit

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

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