Make your next big move


Software Engineer - Java



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

At Squarespace, 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. You will report to the Product Engineering Team Lead working hybrid-onsite through our New York City headquarters.

We are hiring for the following product team(s):

  • Billing Platform: This team is part of the Monetization Platform at Squarespace. We're the backend that powers most of Squarespace's ability to bundle and invoice products. The Billing team handles customer subscriptions, contracts, and renewals, and making financial data available to our customers downstream. You'll work on a team that's building services that handle $700MM+ and millions of customers a year.
  • Checkouts + Payments Platform: The team’s mission is to provide an amazing checkout experience for customers purchasing Squarespace products. We aim to help customers choose and purchase the subscription plan that best aligns with their needs and goals. We also provide clear pathways for customers to change their subscriptions as their needs change. Finally, we want customers to pay with the payment method they are most comfortable with so we add additional options

You'll Get To…

  • Write server-side code, create high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Lead the development of new features and build backend services with Java.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to provide intuitive customer-focused experiences.
  • Ensure 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).

Who We're Looking For

  • 3+ years of development experience in Java, Python, Go or another Object-oriented language. Experience developing large-scale software.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • A sincere commitment to creating readable code and an understanding of database schema design, caching and scalability.
  • A degree in Computer Science or related or equivalent industry experience.

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
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Free lunch and snacks

Cash Compensation Range: $96,500 - $173,500 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 (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.


Thank you in advance for providing the following details about your work history from your resume! This helps us ensure that your candidate information is accurate and consistent during the hiring process.