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Senior Software Engineer, Compute Foundations



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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 & Perks

  • A choice between medical plans with an option for 100% covered premiums
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Access to supplemental insurance plans for additional coverage
  • 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
  • Pretax commuter benefit
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Private rooftop

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 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 bustling New York City, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Aveiro, Portugal (coming soon!) and coworking spaces in the UK, Netherlands, and Australia. 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.

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