Senior Software Engineer, Design Systems


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 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
The Design Systems team is responsible for the concepts, guides, systems, and components that make up the fabric of Etsy’s customer experience. Our product teams use Etsy’s Design Systems to build beautiful, engaging, inclusive, accessible and useful products consistently to Etsy’s Buyers and Sellers.
You will work directly with Design, Product and Engineering leadership to craft our growing landscape of systems and will shape the future of Etsy’s customer experience. Your work will have a multiplier effect as your products are used by all of Etsy’s product teams, and touch every piece of the customer journey.
Our team is open to both remote candidates and candidates located in Etsy’s Brooklyn HQ.
For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

  • You’ll serve as an advocate for frontend and design standards, and craft how products are built at Etsy.

  • You will help codify the foundational components, styles and patterns used across

  • While there is a focus on HTML, CSS (SCSS), and deep JS knowledge, you will need to write backend code for tooling and running experiments. We use Node.js and PHP, but experience in other languages is phenomenal.

  • We believe strongly in using both quantitative and qualitative methods to guide decisions. To that end, you'll use our in-house analytics tools to capture information and gain insights. You'll also use Etsy's Continuous Deployment architecture to push code to production early and often (and you'll probably push in your first week here).

About You

  • You’re an engineer with experience writing frontend code and deep knowledge of JavaScript.

  • You are comfortable collaborating on product experiences across all of our platforms with other product teams across the company

  • You’re interested in observing existing development patterns, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and crafting flexible and maintainable solutions to augment those patterns.

  • You have an appreciation for systems-thinking when it comes to creating reusable code and consistent experiences for our internal teams.

  • You are comfortable working with legacy code while working towards improving it.

  • You might have experience using and/or building living design systems.

  • You believe that building simple, usable tools that work well together can empower engineers and designers to create better products.

  • You are mindful of the future and strive to create reliable, documented code that other people–or you, six months into the future–will find easy to comprehend and modify.

  • You love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making.

  • You appreciate beautiful and usable design and consider the details in everything you do.

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.