- New York
- React Native
Senior Software Engineer - Product Backend
Squarespace is seeking passionate, entrepreneurial backend engineers to build and scale the services powering our highly 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 self-motivated server side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product initiatives and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! This role will report to the Product Engineering Team Lead in our New York City headquarters.
Write server-side code, create robust high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
Design and build new features into the Squarespace platform, building backend services with Java
Collaborate with other engineers and designers to deliver strong customer-focused experiences.
Ensure the reliability of systems critical to Squarespace users and businesses powered by Squarespace.
Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing beautiful, pragmatic code).
Actively contribute to team and company standards.
Mentor junior team members.
Strong Object Oriented development skills and proficiency in Java or another Object Oriented language
Extensive experience developing large-scale software
A strong 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 and reliable code.
Strong understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability.
BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience.
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.
Benefits & Perks
Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
Flexible vacation & paid time off
Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
Equity plan for all employees
Retirement benefits with employer match
Fertility and adoption benefits
Free lunch and snacks at all offices
Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)
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.
We help people with creative ideas succeed. We do this by providing our users with all the tools they need: a website builder, blogging platform, and hosting service — all of which blends elegant design and sophisticated engineering.
While Squarespace is widely recognized as a leader in the design space, many tend to overlook the incredibly strong engineering culture that supports our sophisticated platform. One of our core values is “design is not a luxury”, and this applies not only to the beautiful templates and layouts Squarespace users interact with every day, but also to the design of the software we build. We also encourage peer mentorships through various channels like forums where frontend and/or backend engineers gather to discuss standards we want to adopt or present to the group results of their research. A couple of times a year we organize hackweeks during which engineers and designers work on projects they define themselves and present back to the group at the end of the week.
- React Native
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