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Senior Security Engineer



Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Squarespace is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to work alongside a dedicated team responsible for monitoring and responding to attacks across Squarespace and its subsidiaries. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in enhancing our security posture by developing robust playbooks, crafting effective alerts, and actively participating in the triage and response to security incidents. You will work closely with teams across the organization to build processes that secure the platform powering millions of websites. You’ll act as a subject matter expert on threat detection and response across the entire organization.

This is a hybrid role working from our Dublin office 3 days per week. You will report to our Security Engineering Manager.

You'll Get To…

  • Respond to ongoing incidents, investigate historical compromises, and provide adept analysis and findings
  • Define strategies for threat detection, alerting, and response; implement strategies in cooperation with engineering teams
  • Define processes and automate workflows to response to security events and incidents
  • Architect, implement, support and evaluate inhouse and third party security-focused tools and services
  • Work with and communicate with a diverse range of colleagues and teams to detect and respond to attacks
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for playbooks, alerts, and incident response procedures
  • Generate regular metrics and reports on the effectiveness of detection mechanisms, incident response times, and key performance indicators
  • Participate in tabletop exercises and simulations to ensure the organization’s preparedness for various incident scenarios

Who We're Looking For

  • 4+ years experience managing security incidents and/or experience working in a Detection & Incident Response team or equivalent function
  • Strong coding background, with proficiency in Python or Node.js.
  • Proven experience in proactively searching for and identifying potential threats within the environment
  • Familiarity with container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience protecting against and mitigating real world attacks (DDoS, Phishing Bruteforce/Credential Stuffing, Fraud/Abuse, etc.)
  • Industry-recognized certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, or Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) are preferred

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% covered premiums for you and your dependent children
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • 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
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Close proximity to cultural landmarks such as Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral

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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