Senior Applied Scientist


April 23, 2021

Company Description
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.
Job Description
Etsy is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join our Machine Learning Systems team. Our team's goal is to build real-time, configurable & scalable systems that enable state of the art machine learning algorithms for product experiences at Etsy.
We are looking for individuals who will push the boundaries of our ML platform & systems by investigating & building cutting-edge systems for Etsy. Ideal candidates have experience building platforms & services for Machine learning problems at scale. We are seeking individuals passionate in building systems & infrastructure for Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision.
Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
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What We’re Working On:

  • Platform for Reinforcement Learning / Bandit algorithms

  • Computer Vision pipelines & systems

  • Realtime ML & Streaming services for Machine Learning

  • Centralized Feature Store

  • Embeddings Platform / Approximate Nearest Neighbor systems


  • You share our values (below) and are looking for a company that has a solid mission.

  • Solid background in Machine Learning and related fields (equivalent of B.S. degree or above in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Machine Learning, Operation Research, Statistics, Data Science or related engineering fields).

  • You have strong analytical and quantitative skills. You are familiar with techniques in at least one of the following fields: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision.

  • 3+ years of industry ML Engineering & systems experience.

  • Strong engineering and coding skills, with ability to write high performance production code. Proficiency in Java, Python, Scala, and/or other equivalent languages.

  • Hand-on experience in Machine learning frameworks & technologies such as Tensorflow / TFX, Pytorch, Kubeflow.

  • Practical experience designing & architecting machine learning systems is preferred.

  • Proficiency with data pipelines in Hadoop/Spark is a plus.

  • Experience with streaming data and its application to ML solutions a plus.

  • Strong collaboration skills as well as both verbal and written communication skills.

What we care about:

  • Curiosity and humility. We are dedicated to learning and constantly improving. We hope you also value things like blameless postmortems and have a natural drive to figure out how everything works.

  • Keeping it real. Etsy’s mission and values are a part of everything we do. We care about how our work affects real people in the community and enjoy opportunities to meet them. We are motivated by this mission every day.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.
Our Promise
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.