Software Engineer: DevTools Etsy
We are seeking talented engineers to join our DevTools Team to manage development tools that enable a Continuous Deployment culture at Etsy, where sixty-five engineers deploy code to our site over twenty times a day.
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
The "DevTools" team at Etsy is responsible for dev infrastructure and application level ops work. We don't rack servers, but we manage system configurations, write database tools, manage virtualization, and integrate application stacks across the engineering teams. We work very closely with the Operations, Core Platform, and Automations teams to enable a DevOps culture.
Speed is important to everything we do, whether it's building out a development environment or deploying code to production servers. We're never more than an arm's length away from a stopwatch or a microtime().
You should be comfortable thinking in nanoseconds, petabytes, disk seeks, network latency, error rates, and power laws. The word "millions" is used frequently, and in many contexts. Ideally you have a "measure twice, cut once" tattoo. Come prepared to talk about your favorite graph you ever made, or the most epic catastrophe you've caused.
For our DevTools Team, we are seeking engineers with:
Demonstrated ability to master any programming domain, given a little time to do so (you've likely worked with a variety of languages in your career).
Strong database experience, especially around scaling applications.
Understanding of the various aspects involved in running a large-scale web site.
Etsy is the marketplace we make together. We have 20 million members in over 200 countries. In 2012, our sellers grossed more than $850 million in sales. Our mission is to reimagine commerce to build a more fulfilling and lasting world.
Our offices are like this http://www.avc.com/avc/2010/09/the-office-matters.html and this http://www.officesnapshots.com/2010/10/11/etsy-offices/. We're empowered and expected to be ourselves, share our ideas and figure out what we can each do to keep Etsy evolving. We have full company-paid benefits, including family and domestic partner benefits, humane working hours, couches, quiet spaces, lunch twice a week and handmade desks.
We're growing rapidly and are well-funded with a proven business model and established revenue to help us continue serving our community.
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter along with your resume telling us what inspires you about Etsy and why you think you are perfect for the team (resumes without a cover letter will not be considered). If you contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides coding, that means something to us, and we would love to hear about it when you write!
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