Software Engineer: Core Platform Etsy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED We're seeking talented engineers to join our "Core Platform" team. You'll be expected to write infrastructure code, command-line tools, move mountains of data, optimize code for site performance, and various other forms of heavy-lifting (Not literally. But maybe!)
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 "Core Platform" team at Etsy essentially acts as the glue between various engineering and operations teams. The team works on few public-facing features. Instead we focus on the site's underpinnings like caching architecture, large-scale data migrations, front- and back-end site performance, image storage, monitoring tools, development environments, and code deployment tools. 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.
Heard of DevOps and Continuous Deployment? This is it in action. Come and get some.
For Core Platform, 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. 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 web site.
Must love dogs.
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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