Front-End Architect Etsy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED We are looking for a Front-End Architect to join the engineering team at Etsy. This is a technical lead who will work with front-end engineers across various functional teams. Your primary role will be to organize and evangelize in-house standards and best practices for client-side technologies, as they are applied in desktop browsers, mobile web apps, and iOS web views.
About the Engineering Team
The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, good software and systems designs are works of art, and that the work we do is part of larger creative culture represented by the hundreds of thousands of inspired makers who make Etsy such a wondrous marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We also believe in the right tool for the job, not language-as-religion. Our current systems run PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, Solr/Lucene, Postgres, MySQL, and more. Check out our Engineering blog: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/
Performance is a high priority for us, and you'll spend much of your hands-on time measuring front-end performance and demonstrating ways we can improve. You're familiar with all of the typical performance hacks -- domain sharding, cookie-less domains, asynchronous loading, static asset compression, and so on. You've dug into our site and are just dying to point out the things we've done wrong (and right?). You can quote our Page Speed scores and can't wait to walk us through some waterfall graphs, or discuss the ins-and-outs of browser caching and local storage. Heck, maybe you'll even quote RFC 2616 while you're at it. You nerd, you!
5+ years experience in front-end web development
Experience working in high-traffic web sites and mobile apps
Previous leadership role
Demonstrable knowledge of everything mentioned above
Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Our mission is to enable people all over the world to make a living making things. The growing Etsy community includes over 19 million members in over 150 countries. Our sellers collectively list around 15 million active items, and in 2011 we sold over $500 million of goods. Etsy operates transparently and you can check in to see how the Etsy community is doing in our monthly weather reports.
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED