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Senior Backend Engineer, Product (Remote, US)

Squarespace is looking for passionate backend engineers to grow the services powering our interactive web and mobile applications. If you are a server-side engineer who enjoys taking ownership of product projects and carrying them from concept to production, we want to hear from you! You will report into an Engineering Team Lead.

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 the Product Engineering Team Lead working through our New York City headquarters.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.

  • Please select which state you hope to reside in via the dropdown with our approved locations below.
  • You'll Get To...
  • Lead the development of new features into the Squarespace platform, building backend services in Java or PHP.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to provide customer-focused experiences ensuring 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) and mentor junior team members.

Who We're Looking for

  • 7+ years experience developing software apps in Java, PHP, Python, Go or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software and practical experience with, web application development.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design practices and a sincere commitment to creating readable code.
  • Knowledge of database schema design, caching and scalability.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.

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
  • Private rooftop access
  • Pre Tax commuter benefits
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • Hack week twice per year!

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.

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

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