Senior Software/Systems Engineer - Site Reliability at Squarespace
Dublin, IE

The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams are looking for experienced and passionate software engineers and systems engineers who possess backgrounds in systems, programming and networking to help ensure that customers around the world are able to access Squarespace sites, that they load quickly, and that all of the features are working properly.

We build the tools that build Squarespace. From pull request to production dozens of times a day, and just as important, fast push-button rollbacks. We provide the tools to introspect what our code is doing and how it’s doing it. Our footprint is mixed between on-prem and cloud, our job is to choose the right solution to the problem at hand and deliver it efficiently.

Hundreds of engineers, serving millions of sites to millions of users, many millions of times a day. We give our product engineers the confidence to do great things. 

We expect our engineers to lead projects from our offices in Dublin, Portland and New York. While on-call is expected, we value sustainability in our operations and rely on SLOs and error budgets to keep our operational toil in check.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the services which allow us to build and deploy Squarespace ensuring a hermetic, repeatable process.
  • Own the services which manage metrics, logging, alerting, and tracing.
  • Ensure the local development environment for engineers at Squarespace allows us keep up our pace.
  • Provide the tooling to ensure that when we release we do so fast, safely and reliably. Including code analysis and automated end-to-end testing. 
  • Write high-quality infrastructure-as-code that automates the provisioning, deployment, scaling, and monitoring of Squarespace’s infrastructure and ensure it's redundant and fast around the globe.
  • Work closely with a team of experienced engineers to test your ideas and understand the system, and mentor junior team members.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong programming experience. Preferred languages: Java, C++, Python, Go, and Ruby.
  • Deep experience managing large-scale software and distributed systems in *nix environments.
  • A strong understanding of, and practical experience with, web application development.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • Strong understanding of database design, caching, scalability, and network fundamentals.
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, or other CNCF software is a big plus.
  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent industry experience.

About Squarespace

Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 800 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about.

Perks

  • Private health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Equity plan
  • Pension scheme with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks