Software Engineer/ Database Reliability Engineer


July 22, 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
Etsy is seeking a Software Engineer/Database Reliability Engineer to join the Database Infrastructure team and help build and maintain the tools and infrastructure that directly impact the productivity of our organization.
The Database Infrastructure team owns the Vitess, MySQL, Memcached, and Redis backends at Etsy. We work with various tools and languages to support multiple services, including Google Cloud Platform, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Python, and Go.
Our team focuses on data integrity, availability, scalability, and latency, with an eye towards cloud automation and efficiency. We provide a proven and stable data foundation for developers to build a stack upon.
We’re looking for people who are equally excited about both infrastructure and reliability engineering, who excel at working with others and are extraordinary problem-solvers. We value a positive can-do attitude, clear communication, honest feedback, and empathy for the users of our services.
Our role is full-time based out of our Brooklyn, NY, or Dublin offices, but we're also open to remote candidates residing in most US states. For candidates who work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

About the role:

  • Manage and improve multiple large-scale, cloud-hosted Vitess, MySQL, Memcached, and Redis environments
  • Build and enhance our tooling, automation, and CI/CD workflows that provide safe self-service capabilities to your SRE team and software engineering teams
  • Collaborate with software engineering and operations teams to quickly highlight and resolve problems with database systems
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is developed and maintained relative to the environments we support
  • Meet critical latency, availability, and reliability goals and service level objectives.

About you:
  • You have 2+ years of experience in similar DBRE, SRE, or DevOps roles in a cloud-based environment (Google Cloud Platform preferred)
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience in a modern programming language is required (e.g., Python, Go)
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code and configuration management tooling is essential (we like Ansible, Chef, Terraform)
  • You feel right at home with Linux operating systems and administration
  • You enjoy solving problems through your positive, inclusive, can-do attitude.
  • You’re able to work effectively both with teammates and independently, whether remote or in-person
  • You have a “leave it better than you found it” mentality and are willing to work with and improve other engineers' code
  • You are creative and passionate about technology and are as eager to contribute and share your knowledge and ideas as you are to learn from others
  • You understand that being an efficient software engineer is as much about empathy and human interactions as it is about writing code

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.
For U.S. roles only:
Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We’re open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.