Sr. Software Engineer, Knowledge Base


April 24, 2021

Company Description
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.
Job Description
The Knowledge Base team is a group of engineers, researchers, designers, data scientists, and product managers that are building an in-depth understanding of the unique world of Etsy. Our goal is to build, collect, and model product metadata to make sense of millions of unique items and users, enabling Etsy’s teams to craft meaningful, relevant experiences. We are responsible for describing, collecting, combining and serving product metadata to our internal partners.
On the Engineering side, we are responsible for constructing and maintaining the systems necessary to store, transform, and serve product metadata. Our stack is cloud-native, JVM-based, and relatively new. We are currently working on completing the initial version of our system and making enhancements for our customers as we start our first integrations.
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You will do well in this role if you:
  • Are a strong communicator. You recognize that the best systems are built by teams that have strong communication practices, and you have experience nurturing collaboration on teams you work within.
  • Have worked on a service-oriented architecture-based repository
  • Enjoy mentoring others on the team while making continuous process improvements.
  • Have a growth mindset and solve ambiguous problems with many implications.
  • Have experience building and maintaining large JVM-based distributed systems.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like 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 makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. 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, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and 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.