Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Unfold) at Squarespace
Squarespace is looking for a Senior Software Engineer - Backend to join our small, distributed engineering team and work on the Unfold app, an app with millions of active users around the globe.
Our team collaborates very across platforms and provides a terrific experience for Squarespace and Unfold users. You will manage the end-to-end development and the long-term vision of Squarespace and Unfold.
We are looking for passionate backend engineers to build the services powering Unfold’s interactive web and mobile applications.
We firmly believe that design is not merely “how it looks” but “how it works.” With this in mind, our backend engineers are dedicated to creating the most seamless, integrated products possible. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product initiatives and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you!
You will report to the Engineering Manager in our Dublin office .
At this time, all Squarespace employees are working remotely until June 2021. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 to determine if and when it is safe to return to our offices.
- Write server-side code, create high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly
- Develop new features into the Unfold platform, building backend services with Go
- Work with other engineers and designers to provide customer-focused experiences
- Ensure the reliability of systems to Unfold’s users and businesses
- Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing beautiful, readable code)
- Actively contribute to team and company standards
- Mentor junior team members
- Development experience in Go, Java, Python, or any other modern programming language for web
- Experience developing large-scale software
- Experience AWS and Google Cloud
- Experience with, web application development.
- A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
- A sincere commitment to creating readable code
- Understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability
- BS in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience
- 5+ years of experience
Unfold helps anyone create beautiful stories for social platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Users can choose from a series of template collections like Film Frames, Ripped Paper and more. Used by influencers like Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus, and brands like Apple, Forbes, and Prada, Unfold has over 26 million users who have created over 700 million stories. Unfold has recently joined the Squarespace family and is headquartered in New York City.
Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,000 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.
- Health insurance with 100% premium covered
- Flexible vacation & paid time off
- Equity plan
- 401(k) plan with employer match
- Free lunch and snacks
- Dog-friendly workplace
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, 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.