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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 services powering our interactive web & mobile applications.

The Website Rendering team is responsible for the server-side rendering of Squarespace websites. This includes URL resolution, fetching of content, & generation of HTML/JSON/XML for pages, sitemaps & RSS feeds. The team is also responsible for generating this content in a performant way, in order to provide the best possible user experience

We firmly believe that design is not merely how it looks but how it works. With this in mind, our backend engineers work on Product Engineering teams, which are dedicated to creating the most seamless, integrated products possible. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product initiatives & carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! You will report to the Product Engineering Team Lead 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write server-side code, create high-volume production applications, & develop prototypes quickly.
  • Develop new features into the Squarespace platform, building backend services with Java
  • Work with other engineers & designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences.
  • Ensure the reliability of systems essential to Squarespace users & businesses powered by Squarespace.
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, & writing beautiful, readable code).
  • Actively contribute to team & company standards.
  • Mentor junior team members.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Development experience in Java, Python, Go or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software.
  • An understanding of, & practical experience with, web application development.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, & software design practices.
  • A sincere commitment to creating readable code.
  • Understanding of database schema design, caching & scalability.
  • A degree in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience.
  • 5+ years of experience

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 www.squarespace.com/about.

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)

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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