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Senior Software Engineer, Compute

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The Infrastructure Engineering teams are looking for an experienced and passionate software engineer to help ensure that customers around the world can access Squarespace products quickly and reliably. We work together with the product teams to maintain the reliability of our system, using a fleet of microservices, Kubernetes operators, our hybrid data centers, and an industry-leading resource efficiency to achieve outstanding results.

The Compute team believes in the SRE philosophy of applying software engineering methodologies to operational tasks. We create self-healing and self-orchestrating distributed systems.

You will report to the engineering manager in Compute Foundations. This is a hybrid role, working out of our NYC office at least 3 days per week.

You'll Get To…

  • Build internal services like Kubernetes operators, automated VM provisioning, application service discovery and dynamic routing (service mesh) between our data centers and public cloud providers, platform as a service abstractions, and self service configuration of our production infrastructure.
  • Write high-quality and performant code that orchestrates the infrastructure to serve millions of websites securely, quickly, and reliably. Create, own, and operate important distributed systems that allow Squarespace to deploy code safely and quickly.
  • Share our on-call rotation and be an escalation point to assess complex problems in real-time across our high-traffic software systems.
  • Lead by example and break down how you make decisions to help grow team members who are earlier in their career.

Who We're Looking For

  • Programming experience in at least one compiled language (Go, Java, C++, Rust) and one dynamic language (Python, JavaScript, Ruby). The team writes tools and services in Go but knowledge is not a strict requirement.
  • 5+ years of experience building large-scale software and distributed systems in *nix environments with technologies that power internal and public clouds: Kubernetes, VMware hypervisors, GCP/GKE, Terraform, Ansible.
  • 2+ years of experience working with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation technology stack including Envoy and Prometheus, and other related technologies such as Grafana, Drone, or Hashicorp Vault.
  • A solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • Experience with paradigms for automatic and automated testing of distributed systems.

Benefits and Perks

  • A choice between medical plans with an option for 100% covered premiums
  • Health Savings Account with Squarespace funding
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Supplemental Insurance plans
  • Headspace mindfulness app subscription
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • $100 per month remote Stipend
  • Access to supplemental insurance plans for additional coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Hack week twice per year!

Cash Compensation Range: $128,500 – $231,500 USD

The base salary for this position will vary based on job-related criteria including relevant skills, experience, and location, among other factors.

In addition to the cash compensation above (which includes base salary and, where applicable for eligible roles, may include on-target commissions or overtime pay), all Squarespace employees are eligible to receive equity in the company as part of their total compensation.

About Squarespace

Squarespace (NYSE: SQSP) is a design-driven platform helping entrepreneurs build brands and businesses online. We empower millions of customers in more than 200 countries and territories with all the tools they need to create an online presence, build an audience, monetize, and scale their business. Our suite of products range from websites, domains, ecommerce, and marketing tools, as well as tools for scheduling with Acuity, creating and managing social media presence with Bio Sites and Unfold, and hospitality business management via Tock. Our team of more than 1,700 is headquartered in bustling New York City, with offices in Chicago, Dublin, Ireland, Aveiro, Portugal, and coworking spaces in the UK, Netherlands, and Australia. For more information about our company culture, visit www.squarespace.com/about/careers.

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 customers, but we also work toward 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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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
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
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.
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Hardship benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Personal development training

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