Software Engineer II, Content Moderation Experience

  • 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 millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee, whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, or Depop, you will tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human.

Job Description

What's the role?

Etsy is hiring a Software Engineer II to join the Content Moderation Experience team to work on improving the quality of items found by buyers on the Etsy marketplace.

As a Software Engineer II, you will work on the development of Content Moderation Experience’s suppression systems and build tooling to empower support agents to enforce Etsy policies.

Do you enjoy working for and learning from a fast-paced team across multiple areas in a codebase? Do you enjoy taking ownership of your work by leaving a codebase better than you’ve found it? Are you eager to make an impact on a growing area at Etsy?

If so, this could be a perfect match!

This is a full-time position reporting to the Engineering Manager and the base salary range will be 128,000.00 - 166,000.00 USD per year. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our competitive benefits that support you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Etsy. This role requires your presence in Etsy’s Brooklyn office in an in-person or flex capacity. Candidates living within commutable distance of the Brooklyn Hub, may be the first to be considered.

Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our Flex and Office-based work modes and workplace safety policies here.


What's this team like at Etsy?

The Content Moderation Experience team works on Etsy’s various platforms for suppressing content that should not appear on the site. We integrate with Search, Ads, Recommendations, and Marketing to ensure buyer experiences aren’t diminished by unexpected and violative content.

We build and maintain a suite of tools designed to support moderation on Etsy, touching areas such as content filtering, listing management, and advanced image analysis

Our needs are always evolving to match the changing landscape of content on Etsy, and we value collaboration immensely. We work closely with product teams, operations experts, and our ML partners to help execute our content moderation strategy.

We value autonomy, understanding, and optimism in our work and strive to foster an environment where individuals are supported, respected, and empowered to take ownership and collaborate effectively.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Hands-on coding and full-stack development of critical components and features of content moderation.
  • Participation in code and design reviews and maintain high standards of code quality.
  • Collaboration with other engineers within your team and across Content Moderation to make effective use of our infrastructure and platforms.
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • A growth mindset — you love feedback and find joy in continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • A track record of writing high quality production code, demonstrating strong software engineering and coding skills.
  • You can be autonomous, driven and a fast learner.
  • Experience collaborating with a remote team.
  • Enjoy learning about and interacting with the people who use your product.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you'd like. As we hope you've 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 tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.


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