Remote job description

The Infrastructure Engineering teams are looking for experienced and passionate software and systems engineers to help ensure that customers around the world can access Squarespace sites 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...

We firmly believe in the SRE philosophy of applying software engineering methodologies to operational tasks. We communicate with SLOs and know that if you can't measure it, you can't improve it. We create self-healing and self-orchestrating distributed systems. We operate multiple physical data centers and leverage this fact to our advantage with the ability to control every part of the entire stack. You will report to the engineering manager in NYC. Compute is a remote-first team with members who work full-time from remote locations and members who frequently work from home.

We have introduced our Flexible Work Philosophy for Squarespace employees, which you can find on our career page. For those who will work out of our offices 1-5 days a week, we have also introduced a detailed return to office approach to guarantee a safe return for our Squarespace employees. The safety of our people is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the status of COVID?19.

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.
  • Excel in an autonomous culture and bring technical leadership to our runtime platform including Kubernetes, VM management, Hybrid Cloud Technologies, Capacity Planning, Security Infrastructure, and more!

Who We're Looking For

  • Have technical discussions - both granular and high-level - about technology. Empathetic discussion allows the team to make the best decisions and technology choices to serve our users.
  • 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, Linux containers, VMware hypervisors, GCP/GKE, Terraform, Ansible, TCP/UDP, Anycast routing, Calico.
  • 2+ years of experience working with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation technology stack including Kubernetes, Envoy, and Prometheus, and other related technologies such as Grafana, Drone, Calico, and Hashicorp Vault.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices. Understand paradigms for automatic and automated testing of distributed systems. Build tools that keep us shipping great code safely.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent industry experience.

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Headspace mindfulness app subscription
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Pretax commuter benefits
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Walk distance from food trucks, green spaces, and an array of cultural offerings

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand and transact with their customers in an impactful and beautiful online presence. Our products allow anyone at any stage of their journey 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 through Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to outstanding design, helping our customers in approximately 200 countries and territories maintain consistent branding across all digital touchpoints to stand out online. 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. For more information, visit

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.

Company name: Squarespace
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer, Compute
Job tags: saas / subscription, business services, smb, soho, websites

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