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Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Compute



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Infrastructure Engineering teams are looking for an experienced and passionate software engineer to help ensure that customers worldwide can access Squarespace products quickly and reliably. We work with the product teams to maintain the reliability of our system, using a fleet of microservices, Kubernetes operators, our hybrid data centers, and 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, performant code that orchestrates the infrastructure to securely, quickly, and reliably serve millions of websites. 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 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, as well as 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 and Perks

  • A choice between medical plans with an option for 100% covered premiums
  • Health Savings Account with Squarespace funding
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Supplemental Insurance plans
  • 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
  • $100 per month remote Stipend
  • Access to supplemental insurance plans for additional coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 6 Global Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Hack week twice per year!

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 (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

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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