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Staff Software Engineer

Etsy - US
Posted: 2 years ago

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 Checkout team is responsible for a pivotal part of the business, that crucial moment as customers decide to trust the business and make a purchase. We help enable millions of dollars a day in transactions across countries, languages and currencies. We code primarily in PHP and Javascript and work on cross-functional teams along with Product, Design and Analytics. You'll need to think hard about user experience, database transactions, performance, stability, metrics, and what it takes to move fast and iterate in a world full of sensitive user data. It's an exciting and fun environment with the opportunity to effect massive growth on an Etsy-sized scale.

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About You

Etsy is looking for a Staff Engineer to provide technical leadership for our new Buyer Expansion team. 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 will be successful in this role if you:

  • Are a senior technical leader and can help others around you grow as developers and be successful.
  • Are an experienced engineer focused on around 70% back-end and 30% front-end coding in PHP & JavaScript or similar codebases.
  • Care as much about building great products as you do writing phenomenal code.
  • Have a knack for organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones.
  • Can be autonomous and self-disciplined.
  • 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 website.
  • Enjoy learning about and interacting with the people who use your product.
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