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Staff Software Engineer, User Platform (Frontend)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Squarespace is looking for a Frontend Staff Software Engineer on the User & Identity Platform team within the Foundations Platform Engineering group. Teams in the Foundations group develop building blocks and solutions to help accelerate and standardize product design and development. This User & Identity Platform team is responsible for Squarespace's main login, and the authentication and authorization of all users. Delivering a highly secure and scalable platform while providing an intuitive user experience is one of the first ways customers experience our values of: Be the Customer and Design is not a Luxury.

In this role, you will be reporting to the Engineering Manager of the User & Identity Platform team in our NY office. This is a hybrid opportunity.

As a Frontend Staff Software Engineer on the User Platform, you will:

  • Write. Create medium to long term technical strategies for login, authorization, and customer dashboards. Clearly and concisely write that strategy and collaborate with engineers across the organization. to implement the strategy
  • Plan. Tie technical investments to business priorities, lead architecture discussions and design reviews, and contribute to product roadmap planning.
  • Execute. Create project work breakdowns for the team, increase how quickly the team can iterate, provide code reviews, and individual feature development.
  • Collaborate. Work with engineering teams across the company
  • Influence and mentor engineers on the team and across the organization, be a champion of our Values of Protecting Creativity, Learn Fast - Act Fast and Simplify.

This role is a good fit for you if you:

  • Have 10+ years of experience developing production systems with at least 8+ years of building user-facing products and platforms with JavaScript (including ReactJS) and familiarity withbackends such as Java, Golang or Python.
  • Have experience building and implementing long-term technical strategy
  • Keep a user-first perspective while building your products
  • Have experience building out modular UI components that help other teams easily integrate features into their applications
  • Have experience and interest in OAuth, WebAuthN, IdentityProviders, Identity and Access Management
  • Enjoy thinking about systems/platforms and services and writing high-quality code

What you can expect from us:

Your team and manager will:

  • Provide opportunities that align with your interests, career growth, and the growth of the company
  • Create an inclusive environment that's psychologically safe and encourages learning
  • Work with you to build a personalized career growth plan with clear expectations and milestones

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
  • Hack week twice per year!

Cash Compensation Range: $185,500 - $299,000 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 (NYSE: SQSP) is a design-driven platform helping entrepreneurs build brands and businesses online. We empower millions of customers in more than 200 countries and territories with all the tools they need to create an online presence, build an audience, monetize, and scale their business. Our suite of products range from websites, domains, ecommerce, and marketing tools, as well as tools for scheduling with Acuity, creating and managing social media presence with Bio Sites and Unfold, and hospitality business management via Tock. Our team of more than 1,700 is headquartered in bustling New York City, with offices in Chicago, Dublin, Ireland, Aveiro, Portugal, and coworking spaces in the UK, Netherlands, and Australia. For more information about our company culture, visit www.squarespace.com/about/careers.

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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