Engineering Director, Foundation Platform at Squarespace (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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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 and Backend. The group empowers Squarespace engineers, designers and product managers with platforms, frameworks, guidelines and documentation to enable them to easily and quickly write production ready code that follows best practices and is well tested, performant, scalable and reliable. The group strives to provide its internal customers with a consistent and 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 and 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.

You'll Get To…

  • Direct a group of engineering teams that provide platforms, services, libraries and components that are used by engineers, designers and product managers to build their frontend and backend products
  • Work closely with Product, Design and the Platform Architect to create, prioritize and execute on a Foundation vision
  • Promote the adoption of Platform strategies, best practices, standards and metrics
  • Identify synergies across Foundation teams with a focus on reducing the overall development time, build and deploy time, ease of use and 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 and engineers, building and inspiring a high performance organization
  • You have experience managing a 25+ engineering org across multiple teams
  • Can hold your own and build rapport with frontend and backend engineers of all levels
  • Experience successfully recruiting for frontend and backend software engineers
  • You are passionate about platforms in general and building internal platform offerings in particular
  • Experience with creating an engineering culture around agility and improved developer productivity
  • Successful track record of building strong relationships with individual contributors and managers across engineering, product design and product management
Benefits & Perks
  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Fertility and 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 and snacks
  • Private rooftop
About Squarespace

Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand and transact with their customers in an impactful and beautiful online presence. Our suite of products enables anyone at any stage of their journey to manage their projects and businesses through websites, domains, ecommerce, marketing tools, and scheduling, along with tools for managing a social media presence with Unfold and hospitality business management via Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to best-in-class design, helping our customers in approximately 200 countries and 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 and Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com.

Our Commitment

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and 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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Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What does your typical day look like?

My days are usually split between weekly one-on-ones with my team and pockets of time where I can focus on what I need to get done for the week. The dedicated time to speak one on one with my team is the best place for me to hear about their wins, understand and coach them through their challenges, and help them move forward.

Trish

Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first stepped into Squarespace as an intern, and it’s been a crash course in all things advertising and design since then. I’ve worked on some cool projects, from developing a microsite built to celebrate our awesome customers called Makers & Dreamers to creating content for our product that tons of users will come across.

Gina

Art Director

What is your vision for the company?

My role is to lead the creation of a shared vision, strategy, and plan toward the development of a learning culture at Squarespace. We envision Squarespace becoming a place where people come to not just do their career’s best work, but also as a place where they learn and grow in unimaginable ways.

Jason

Director of Learning & Development

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