Software Engineer, Data Privacy


April 6, 2021

Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Company Description As an Etsy employee, you can do the work you love, be yourself, and make an impact in the lives of millions. Our commitments to diversity and inclusion, team culture and the spaces where we work all reflect our mission to keep commerce human.
Job Description
As a member of our Data Privacy team, you’ll help us build data infrastructure that is privacy-by-design and retrofit existing tools to privacy best practices. This role focuses on clickstream and transactional data collected in our data lake and used in machine learning and big data applications.
Your work will enable other engineers to write custom data pipelines that power data science and product development while respecting users’ privacy.
We are a new team designing and implementing improvements to data privacy controls in GCS and BigQuery. This means improving tools to more flexibly tag and track personal information with minimum necessary impact on engineers who use that data, as well as devising more granular access control and data retention strategies.
Minimum qualifications
  • Enthusiasm and patience for working with other teams
  • Interest in engineering approaches to data privacy
  • 1+ years of experience with some of the following: Java, Scala, and Python, Kafka, Kafka Streams, Kubernetes, Avro, Protobuf, Airflow, and GCP services like Dataproc, Dataflow, and BigQuery or AWS equivalents.

Preferred qualifications
  • Previous experience with privacy implementations, e.g. personal information tracking, data anonymization or encryption, data retention, and internal access control strategies.
  • Ability to scope ambiguity and help managers translate fuzzy or fast-moving requirements into feasible and well-sequenced solutions.
  • Ability to communicate across disciplines (e.g. engineering, legal, policy)

We value curiosity, enthusiasm, responsibility and generosity of spirit. Engineers at Etsy understand that being an effective software engineer is as much about communicating with people as it is about writing code, and are generous with their time and experience to mentor and learn from others.
This is a full time role. Our team is headquartered in Brooklyn, but we support remote work and accept remote applicants.
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.