Senior Software Engineer, Privacy


April 14, 2021

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Job Description
The Privacy Engineering team is responsible for creating software to help ensure that we respect our users’ privacy, meet our regulatory requirements, and enable our other engineering teams to support our privacy programs with as little friction as possible. We are seeking an experienced engineer to join our privacy engineering effort as we build out a robust privacy program.
We're looking for someone who is curious, enthusiastic, responsible, and generous. You should have experience with process automation, workflow management, and processing large data sets. Experience building applications using one of the major cloud providers is a bonus, but not required. We primarily write in PHP, Scala, Java, and SQL and, in addition to the Apache/PHP platform, use technologies like Hadoop and Kafka, as well as GCP comparables like Dataproc, Dataflow, and BigQuery.
The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, and that the work we do is part of a larger creative culture that includes the hundreds of thousands of inspired artists and designers who make Etsy such a unique marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We believe in measuring everything, taking advantage of our pioneering continuous deployment system to ship code early and often, and keeping up a blameless culture based on trust and a commitment to learning.
About The Role
  • Work across technical stacks to design and build systems for auditing and monitoring how we store and access user data
  • Work closely with both other engineering teams and business stakeholders to design automated solutions for privacy
  • Participate in the recruiting process as we build out our privacy engineering staff
  • Participate in our agile software development process, writing software to support our privacy and compliance efforts.


About You

  • At least 3 yrs of software engineering experience
  • Experience writing software that must produce an audit trail, or working on projects that are formally audited in some way
  • Background working in privacy or compliance is a very large plus
  • Genuine passion for protecting user privacy is also a strong plus
  • Familiar with data engineering and data pipelines
  • Understand that being an effective software engineer is as much about communicating with people as it is about writing code

Additional Information
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. 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 identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or 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.