Software Engineer: API Lead Etsy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Etsy's external developer community is thriving. A couple hundred apps are built upon our public API. Our private APIs are integral to Etsy.com and our own mobile apps.
We are seeking an API Lead to grow our web services platform and developer program (www.etsy.com/developers). As the ideal candidate for this position, you have a blend of technical prowess and leadership ability, as well as a strong sense for building great products. Your outer geek is as strong as your inner geek. You evangelize whatever you?re working on because you know that it?s the best thing out there, but you?re always trying to make it better. You have written rate-limiting code and know when it?s better to use someone else?s or use your own. You have contributed to open source. You love enabling people with data. You know when to delegate and when to dig deep. You hold yourself and your team accountable for every action.
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/
About the Job
Design, plan, and develop the Etsy Developer API.
Exposing additional core data models to the public developer community.
Coordinate API development across Etsy's various functional engineering teams.
Expand and evangelize Etsy?s developer community.
Identify, drive and report on key performance indicators on the 3rd-party app ecosystem.
Translate competing priorities into product requirements, project plans, and deliverables.
Develop and mentor team members.
6+ years of engineering experience.
Demonstrable experience implementing high-performance, high-availability, and highly-scalable systems at a consumer-facing web site with hundreds of millions of page views and millions of passionate users.
Strong database scaling experience at the application level.
Experience building developer-facing APIs, documentation and support programs
Experience with developer outreach
Established within the open source community
Ability to optimize solutions based on developer experience, time to market, cost, and long-term sustainability
Familiarity with legal issues surrounding open source software
Working knowledge of core data structures and algorithms
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience
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 12 million members in over 150 countries. Our sellers collectively list around 11 million active items, and in 2011 we sold over $400 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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