Engineering Manager, Search Platform

  • 117 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

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. Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. 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

Etsy is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our TIRE team which is part of the Search Platform Initiative under the Help-Me-Find Search engineering organization.  Are you interested in empowering the growth of millions of small businesses? Excited about working at scale but keeping the uniqueness of our shops and inventory top of mind? Join us!

Etsy is looking for a tech-savvy manager who can lead a cross-functional team of Software Engineers who build industry leading offline testing solutions to help our buyers discover items from Etsy’s unique and diverse listings inventory for their personalized shopping missions.

As the Manager on TIRE, you will be responsible for closely collaborating with your product partner to drive the technical roadmap of testing tools at Etsy with a focus on Developer’s experience on driving increased precision, reduced latency, and increased capacity of applications.

The ideal candidate should have relevant experience in leading and building front-end and backend-end infrastructure and data at scale.  Candidates should have some relevant machine learning background, ability to understand product needs and manage technical tradeoffs with a focus on delivery, and a desire to coach and develop their team.

This is a full-time role based in Brooklyn, NY, SF, or remote within the US & Canada. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.

Qualifications

About the Role

  • You will serve as a coach, mentor and technical advisor to your direct reports.

  • You will be responsible for defining and executing your team’s long-term strategy and quarterly roadmap.  Establish and drive OKRs that clearly define the goals and success metrics for your team.

  • Partner with your product manager to create a technical roadmap aligned with the product's strategy.

  • Attract, hire, and retain an amazing team of high-calibre machine learning engineers and nurture their career growth through effective coaching and mentorship.

  • Foster a culture of learning, collaboration and continuous delivery on your teams.

  • Partner cross-functionally with Product, Engineering and Data Science teams to facilitate project planning and execution.

  • Troubleshoot front end and backend infrastructure systems

About You

  • You strive to understand your customers and keep them at the center of the solutions you build.

  • You have a passion for building data related products and understand good systems design. 

  • 3+ year experience directly managing engineers - including providing leadership, mentorship, feedback, and investing in their career growth.

  • You promote growth and learning on the team - you put our engineers first.

  • You have in-depth knowledge of the software test tool lifecycle (e.g. capacity, latency, user acceptance criterias, understand feature & model selection, training, optimization).

  • You are passionate about solving challenging problems with a relentless focus on positively impacting our stakeholders' experience.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with attention to detail.

Minimum requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with testing tools.

  • Experience with cloud data services (GCP, AWS).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated through experience working with technical and non-technical teams.

  • Experience in leading remote teams is a plus (but not required).

  • 3+yr experience in building, iterating and troubleshooting solutions to complex problems with a significant backend component

  • Ability to make engineering tradeoffs based on problem and context

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with both junior and senior team members

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.

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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.
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