Senior Engineering Manager, Search Platform


June 10, 2021

Company Description
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build,power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurswith buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle uniqueproblems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human.We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, butsmall enough that you can make a rewarding impact.
Job Description
Etsy is seeking a Senior Engineering Manager to lead Etsy’s Search Platform group.
Search Platform builds highly available information retrieval systems that power all of Etsy. You would lead four teams responsible for indexes, site reliability, developer tools and an orchestration layer that ties them together. Together, we will create a vision for how listing information is retrieved at scale for Etsy!
We are looking for an experienced engineering leader who is comfortable running high-availability services for multiple partners. With your help, the Search Platform team will build state-of-the-art retrieval systems, working at the intersection of infrastructure, platform, machine learning and SRE. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with our Data Science and ML team, Data Platform team and ML-driven product squads across Search, Recommendations and Ads.
You will work with engineering leadership to define the technical strategy for information retrieval at Etsy.
You will collaborate with our product management team to craft plans to achieve our business goals.
Here are some examples of what you’d be working on:

  • How can we return results in under 100 ms while ensuring 99.95%+ availability?

  • How can we build systems to maximize retrieval methods unique to a product’s needs?

  • How can we index and quickly retrieve image or video data?

  • How can we support a growing Etsy listing catalog as it approaches half a billion listings?

  • How can we contribute to SRE culture at Etsy and lead by example?

  • How can we improve latency and resiliency across regions?

You have experience leading platform teams that work with multiple partners, including machine learning teams. You have prior experience running Search or IR team(s).
You possess a strong technical background, ideally building high availability systems that operate at scale.
You are comfortable working with groups outside engineering and translating high-level business requirements into technical architecture. You should also be able to comfortably connect with non-engineers about the technical details of our advertising platform and be fully aware of long-term costs associated with your decisions.
Ideally, you are familiar with IR solutions like Solr, Elastic Search, ANN. Direct experience running a vector or graph based system is a bonus.
You are an excellent coach, mentor, and developer of engineers.
You are passionate about building strong leaders, and are comfortable managing managers.
You value people who are curious, hardworking, generous, and responsible.
Additional Information
What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a coverletter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you'vehopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality andvariety. We don't want you to be like everyone else - we want you to belike 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 makesus a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. Weencourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences toapply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexualorientation, 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 thatindividuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations toparticipate in the job application and interview process, to performessential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges ofemployment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunitiesmay be limited to certain roles and skillsets.