Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning

| New York

Billions of events. Millions of websites. One platform.

Squarespace has access to incredibly rich data sources of both content creation and user behavior. We’re looking for creative people with analytical minds and machine learning expertise to transform these datasets into a better experience for our users. Machine learning engineers will work with our incredibly rich data sources—of both content creation and user behavior—to craft a better experience for our users through product integrations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement machine learning solutions for Squarespace involving recommendation systems, representation learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.
  • Work on innovating, expanding, and growing our machine learning platforms and services to large datasets and new applications for Squarespace’s products.
  • Pick up new languages and technologies as needed. Our technology stack includes Python3, Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow, Keras, Spark, Docker, Hadoop, and Kubernetes, among others
  • Collaborate and communicate with various teams across the organization both technical and non-technical to help evangelize machine learning.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, evaluation, and automation of tasks to maintain a high standard of quality.
  • Translate complex product and user problems/needs into elegant software solutions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus in Machine Learning or related field preferred
  • Research or advanced experience with natural language processing, computer vision, recommendation systems and/or user behavior
  • Experience implementing machine learning systems in production at scale in Python or similar (not just R or Matlab)
  • A great communicator able to both recognize and implement machine learning applications with a high business value
  • Experience with a large scale data processing tools such as Apache Spark or Hadoop
  • Passionate about data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
  • Creative with new challenges and prototyping

About Squarespace

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 670 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Perks

  • 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

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.
8 Clarkson Street, New York, NY 10014

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The entire Squarespace team, including our executive team, works in a beautifully designed open-plan office. The work-space layout and the flat culture Squarespace is known for, create a collaborative, friendly and fast-paced environment where new ideas and creativity are celebrated.

Otilia

Media Strategist

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day by moderating our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram mostly) and replying to any comments we can help with. Then it's checking in with the Community Team on ongoing/upcoming projects, followed by getting on the grind of creating/rehearsing content for our in-person workshops or online webinars. And meetings!

Jose

Community Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to work on three different teams in my time at Squarespace. Part of that is the nature of an evolving start up, but it’s also due to the flexibility and trust that the organization's leaders put in employees. If you're passionate about a particular project, you're able to spend time to make that initiative a reality.

Farah

Brand Manager

I work on the database team and our biggest challenge is scaling our architecture to handle query load with low latency. Collaboration with Engineering makes this happen. Each Engineering Team at Squarespace contributes in a unique way to make our platform as fast as possible for our customers.

Brian

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Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
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Pet-Friendly Office
Stocked Kitchen
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Unlimited Vacation
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