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The Gig

We are looking for an Engineering Director to lead the Foundation Platform group. In this role you will lead multiple teams in Foundation Platform, which is the all-in-one starting point for Squarespace engineers, both Frontend & Backend. The group empowers Squarespace engineers, designers & product managers with platforms, frameworks, guidelines & documentation to enable them to easily & quickly write production ready code that follows best practices & is well tested, performant, scalable & reliable. The group strives to provide its internal customers with a consistent & standardized development experience across a wide range of areas.

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

You will report to the Sr. Director of Engineering Platform in a full-time position in our New York City office, or remote in an approved US state (East Coast Timezone).

You'll Get To

  • Direct a group of engineering teams that provide platforms, services, libraries & components that are used by engineers, designers & product managers to build their frontend & backend products
  • Work closely with Product, Design & the Platform Architect to create, prioritize & execute on a Foundation vision
  • Promote the adoption of Platform strategies, best practices, standards & metrics
  • Identify synergies across Foundation teams with a focus on reducing the overall development time, build & deploy time, ease of use & ultimately the time to market for new features
  • Partner with our Platform Architect to create Platform strategies which will have a wide impact across Squarespace

Who We're Looking For

  • 8+ years as an Engineering leader
  • You have led people managers, team leads & engineers, building & inspiring a high performance organization
  • You have experience managing a 25+ engineering org across multiple teams
  • Can hold your own & build rapport with frontend & backend engineers of all levels
  • Experience successfully recruiting for frontend & backend software engineers
  • You are passionate about platforms in general & building internal platform offerings in particular
  • Experience with creating an engineering culture around agility & improved developer productivity
  • Successful track record of building strong relationships with individual contributors & managers across engineering, product design & product management

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you & your dependent children
  • Fertility & adoption benefits
  • 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
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Free lunch & snacks
  • Private rooftop

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 suite of products enables 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 via Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to best-in-class 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 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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