Senior Software Engineer, Backend

  • 117 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY
  • Full-time

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.

Etsy is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Marketing Technology initiative.

The team is tasked with designing, building and optimizing backend systems to support the company’s growing marketing operation. We work at the intersection of data engineering and machine learning engineering, but with a marketing theme.

The team is open to either remote candidates or candidates located in the Brooklyn HQ.

Job Description

Etsy is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Marketing Technology initiative. Our marketplace has an abundance of one-of-a-kind items from independent artists, designers and vintage collectors from around the world. 

Our challenge? 

Make it easier for buyers to find these remarkable goods and for creative entrepreneurs to run their businesses. 

Do you have the skills, passion and empathy to take on this task? 

Are you excited about building products that thrill our buyers and empower millions of small businesses?

About the Team

The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, and that the work we do is part of a larger creative culture represented by 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 a blameless culture based on trust and a commitment to learning. The Marketing Technology initiative is a brand new, highly specialized and visible group within the product engineering organization at Etsy. The teams within this initiative focus on enabling both buyer and seller marketing programs such as Customer Relationship Marketing, Performance Marketing, Product Marketing and Brand Marketing. This team is responsible for driving seller product adoption, user engagement and promoting increased number of new and repeat visits on Etsy, which include both web and native apps. 

Learn more about our engineering philosophies, tools, and some of the challenges we’ve been solving on our Engineering blog:

About the Role

  • Build delightful marketing products and experiences for people buying and selling with Etsy.

  • Design, development and implementation of highly maintainable and scalable systems by contributing at all levels of our web application stack ranging from back-end technologies including Java, PHP, MySQL, Memcache, to front-end web interfaces including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React. 

  • Provide innovative solutions to complex business problems.

  • Utilize our in-house analytics tools to gather information and gain insights for both quantitative and qualitative methods to guide decisions.

  • Interface with our cross-functional teams and business partners at Etsy as well as third parties for integrations 



About You

  • Have extensive experience building web technologies and enjoy more customer-centric and product focus.

  • Have prior working knowledge and experience with third party integrations.

  • Are comfortable collaborating closely with product managers and designers, providing estimates or product ideas that will influence your team’s roadmap.

  • Have a “leave it better than you found it” mentality, and are willing to work with and improve on code you did not originally write.

  • Love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making.

  • Love mentoring other engineers.

  • Will be mindful, transparent, and communicative member of your team.

  • Love to have ownership of work from ideation through completion.

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.
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