Senior Software Engineer, Core 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

About the Role

The Core Platform team’s mission is to increase the velocity of Etsy’s product engineers. We provide abstractions that help product engineers work with infrastructure-based services. Some examples of current work include:
  • a real-time dataset service with Bigtable to power search ranking
  • a change data capture pipeline utilizing Kafka
  • collaborating with our Database Infrastructure team to implement Vitess

We’re looking for people who are interested in getting involved in a wide array of technologies. We support multiple services and features - you’ll be working on projects that may include Golang, PHP, Scala, Kubernetes, Kafka, Bigtable, gRPC, Terraform and more!
We’re looking for engineers with experience building scalable and resilient critical path platform services. You should be customer-focused, data-driven, and excited about collaborating with your teammates and peers. Your responsibilities include:
  • Developing and maintaining critical path product services
  • Building tools and libraries that make it easy to take advantage of Etsy infrastructure
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our architecture, operability or capabilities
  • Using data to validate your hypotheses and inform your decision making


About You

  • You have +5 years building scalable solutions using technologies such as Scala, Golang, PHP, Bigtable, or their equivalents.
  • You’ve worked with large, distributed relational databases.
  • You have production experience profiling, tracing, and optimizing using Linux tools like strace, perf, tcpdump, and so on.
  • You’re customer-focused and always build with a user in mind
  • You design for observability and don’t consider it an afterthought
  • You’re opinionated about what, and how, to build systems but empathetic to your colleagues
  • You’ve mentored engineers at a variety of levels throughout their career

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.