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Senior Software Engineer, Presence (Remote) at Squarespace

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The Gig

Squarespace is looking for passionate backend engineers to build and scale the services powering our 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 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 and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! You will report to an 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 plan a safe return to our offices for those who need it, while providing flexibility for all of our employees. While many of our engineers are based in NYC, we have teams that accommodate fully remote work. Please select which state you hope to reside in via the dropdown with our approved locations below.

What is Presence?

Presence teams build products that help Squarespace customers bring their brands to life—from registering domains to creating and publishing websites using our desktop and mobile CMS platform. As a member of our growing Presence organization, you will work with product managers, engineers, and designers to deliver software products to our customers. 

We have multiple teams that are hiring, and throughout the interview process our goal will be to learn more about your technical skills, the kind of work that excites you, and where you want to take your career. Here are a few examples of teams that are hiring:

  • Brand System: The mission of the Brand team is to empower our customers to build, grow, and express their brand, helping them stay consistent at every step of the journey. We help our customers stand out because we understand that a customer’s brand needs more than logos, fonts, and colors — they also need the building blocks we provide that enable them to easily express their story beautifully and in engaging ways.
  • Domains: The Domains team is looking for an engineer to build the next generation of domain search and management tools at Squarespace. As an engineer on the Domains team, you will design, develop, and release critical features for customers establishing their digital presence on the web. Consider Domains a good fit if you enjoy building highly-distributed, scalable, performant, and reliable systems.
  • Email: The Email team is responsible for providing customers with a custom email address  essential to professional communication. We are a small team of highly motivated engineers delivering high impact work. As an engineer on this team you will design, develop and release features to provide customers a seamless, intuitive experience that scales as their business and needs grow. Join us and build the future of the email product at Squarespace.
  • Core Layout: If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product programs and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! The Core Layout team manages how our customers edit and arrange block-based content on Squarespace websites. As a senior backend engineer, you will help transform how our users lay out blocks on their page, redefining a core user experience in the product. By helping us evolve how our layout system works, you'll shape how every user builds expressive layouts on their site.
  • Revenue Systems: Revenue Systems is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help us achieve our mission to deliver the purchase to revenue platform that supports rapid growth organically, internationally, and via acquisition at Squarespace. The team is focused on building a scalable, feature driven subscription platform that accelerates product delivery throughout the organization.

We have multiple teams looking for engineers excited about doing fullstack work! If this sounds like you, please note this in your application.

Responsibilities:

  • You will write server-side code, create high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • You will develop new features into the Squarespace platform, building backend services in Java
  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to provide strong customer-focused experiences.
  • Ensure the reliability of systems essential to Squarespace users and businesses powered by Squarespace.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Development experience in Java, Python, Go or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software is preferred.
  • An understanding of, and practical 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 crafting readable code.
  • Understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability is a plus.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.
  • 5+ years of experience

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
  • $100 per month remote stipend
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations

About Squarespace

Squarespace is the all-in-one platform with everything to sell anything, providing customers in approximately 200 countries and territories with all the tools they need to sell physical products, digital content, classes, appointments, reservations and more. Powered by best-in-class design for a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints, our suite of fully integrated products enables anyone 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. 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.

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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Where we are

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

Technology we use

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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO policy for full time employees
20 weeks paid leave to welcome a child through any of the ways to form a family for all genders
Up to 12 weeks paid personal care leave
Up to 20 weeks paid leave to care for a family member
Bereavement leave for loss of a loved one
$20,000 benefit for fertility planning & treatment, adoption & surrogacy
Unlimited free virtual family planning visits with OB/GYNs, doulas & midwives
Subsidized backup care for family, infant, child, adult, or elder dependents
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support child care & parenting, helping aging parents & more
Virtual counseling sessions with licensed therapists fully covered with HealthJoy
100% paid Headspace app subscriptions
Access to mental healthcare apps, Talkspace & Ginger
100% paid premiums on health benefits for you, your dependent children & domestic partner
$5,000 tuition reimbursement per year
2 complimentary Squarespace sites & subscription to Unfold

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Squarespace offers virtual counseling sessions with licensed therapists fully covered with HealthJoy. 100% paid Headspace app subscriptions and access to mental healthcare apps, Talkspace & Ginger.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available

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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