Site Reliability Engineer

New York, NY, United States

Squarespace


Team

Back-End

Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States

Employees

501+ people

Address

8 Clarkson St
New York, NY, 10014, US

Tech Stack

  • Javascript
  • React
  • ES6
  • Java8
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Java
  • C++
  • Kubernetes
  • React Native
  • Android

Role Description

The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams are looking for experienced and passionate software engineers to help in ensuring that customers around the world can access Squarespace sites, that they load quickly, and that all of the features work. We work together with the product teams to maintain the reliability of our features that are backed by a fleet of microservices, with the infrastructure teams to grow our current data centers and build new ones, with the data teams to tackle challenging “big data” issues, and the security teams to keep a close eye on the latest vulnerabilities and protect our product, infrastructure and networks.

Site Reliability Engineering at Squarespace The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams are also responsible for designing the systems that allow us to operate on our data centers and evolve the massive Squarespace software engine that serves millions of users worldwide. We implement software for internal DNS management, IP address allocation, and Linux image and package repositories. We build tools for the provisioning of compute capacity on top of VMware, Kubernetes clusters or public clouds. We work together with Server Engineering teams to scale up our storage, database and search infrastructure, which ingests close to 2 TBs of data per day. Our internal products include source code management tools, clusters of build agents for frontend and server-side code, automated testing infrastructure, Docker image generation tools, and continuous deployment pipelines, all used by 300+ software engineers in the wider organization. You will report to the team lead in NYC.

The Developer Tools Team The Developer Tools team engineers tools that facilitate developers’ efficiency and its userbase is all the developers at Squarespace. For example, we built a local development platform to develop Squarespace locally using a combination of Docker and in-house services. We are currently working on tools to run ephemeral, on-demand development environments on GKE.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and support tools to make the life of developers at Squarespace easier.

  • Write high-quality infrastructure-as-code that automates the provisioning, deployment, scaling, and monitoring of Squarespace’s infrastructure and ensure it's redundant and fast around the globe.

  • Own running services on internal services like Kubernetes, infrastructure components like MongoDB databases and Couchbase clusters, product-related services like our certificate management pipeline, and everything in between.

  • Collaborate with a team of engineers to test your ideas and understand the system, with an emphasis on mentoring and elevating junior team members.

  • Interface with other engineers to negotiate, design and implement solutions that improves their efficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Programming experience in Python or Go. Deep experience managing large-scale software and distributed systems in *nix environments.

  • An understanding of, and experience with web application development.

  • A solid foundation in computer science with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.

  • Understand database design, caching, scalability, and network fundamentals.

  • 3+ years of experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, or other CNCF software is a big plus.

  • BS, or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent industry experience.

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 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

  • Education reimbursement

  • 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.

About Squarespace

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.

Company Culture

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.

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