Senior Software Engineer, Core Platform


April 9, 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
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!
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About the Role:
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

  • You have 4+ 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 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.