Software Engineer, Payments API & Data


April 2, 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
Part of Etsy's mission is to help connect buyers and sellers. The Payments team works on that goal by enabling buyers and sellers to transact seamlessly with each other across countries, languages, and currencies. Specifically, we drive products where money changes hands on and off the site, including checkout, billing, and giftcards. Our systems process millions of dollars a day and are part of the foundation the Etsy marketplace is built on. It's an exciting and fun environment with the opportunity to effect massive growth on an Etsy-sized scale.
We touch all parts of the Etsy web stack - primarily PHP, MySQL and Memcache on the server side. Specifically, this team is focused on the API & Data components of our payments experience.
You'll need to think hard about database transactions, sharding, replication, performance, stability, and metrics, and what it takes to move fast and iterate in a world full of sensitive cardholder data. You'll be expected to write infrastructure code, command-line tools, move mountains of data, optimize code for site performance and various other forms of heavy-lifting. We launch products and we maintain them, and take pride when other teams extend them in ways we hadn't initially conceived.
This role is based in Brooklyn, NY (once we reopen our offices).
  • You're an engineer who can turn ideas into extremely fast and reliable code that other people - or you, six months into the future - will find easy to comprehend and modify.
  • You believe in Etsy's vision of a human-driven economy, and are passionate about building the products that enable that economy.
  • You have a background of success in solving complex engineering challenges within APIs and databases

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Care as much about building great products as you do writing great code.

  • Have a knack for organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones.

  • Can be autonomous and self-driven.

  • Strong database experience, especially around scaling applications.

  • You can spin yarns about how you've done this right and wrong at your previous jobs. And we'll give bonus points if you can actually spin yarn.

  • Understanding of the various aspects involved in running a large-scale web site.Help others around you grow as developers and be successful.

  • Enjoy learning about and interacting with the people who use your product.

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.