Senior Manager, ML Platform


February 23, 2021

Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

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 Engineering Manager to lead its machine learning effort to build the next-generation machine learning infrastructure. The Machine Learning team is part of Etsy's central data organization. Our mission is to enable machine learning capabilities for Etsy.
This is a full-time role located in San Francisco, CA or Brooklyn, NY.
In this role, you will manage machine learning engineers, software engineers, and possibly other managers. You will drive the vision and roadmap of democratizing machine learning and spearhead the adoption of cloud-first technology. To give an example, you will lead your team to accelerate frequent and safe changes to ML models, namely, a system that improves the iteration cycle of the model through automation. We are looking for an engineering leader who has experience and passion for productionizing machine learning solutions.
We are seeking an engineering leader with a solid ML background in practicing applied science solutions, and we expect you, as a leader, to operate at all levels and stay connected to the technical details. You will make decisions based on the best interest of the entire company, beyond just your own team. And, we expect you have excellent communication and people management experience: you listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully.
Minimum Qualifications

  • MS with 5+ years (or Ph.D. with 3+ years) of machine learning engineering experience, including hands-on technical management

  • Knowledge and track record of applied machine learning technology

  • Experience in recruiting and managing technical teams, including coaching, performance management, and agile development

  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science (In lieu of degree, 4+ years of relevant work experience)

What you will do:

  • Provide technical guidance to the team to build an infrastructure that helps scientists to build models, test hypotheses, run experiments, and deploy at scale in production environments.

  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts

  • Hold your own in technical discussions, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence

  • Define the roadmap and supervise its execution. You will connect and coordinate business initiatives and team priorities.

  • Cultivate a strong engineering culture, responsible for delivering business results with the right quality and in a timely fashion

Who you are:

  • You are an experienced engineering leader who brings both technical acuity and leadership skills to build a high-performing machine learning engineering/platform team

  • You have managed teams for at least 4 years, of which at least 2 years have been spent managing teams building machine learning systems or platforms.

  • You work effectively with leaders in product, science, and engineering.

  • You keep learning and always seek to improve yourself. You are curious about new opportunities and act to explore them. Namely, you are familiar with the trending technology in big data, machine learning, and software development.

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.