Company Description

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

Etsy Security seeks a security manager to lead and grow its application security team. As the name suggests, this team is responsible for all application-layer security, which includes acting as consultants for securely designing and developing features, writing and maintaining security-critical application code, and setting guidelines for third-party services and applications. This is a management role – you will hire application security engineers, and collaborate with your team, our director of security, and the rest of the organization to define application security priorities and to carry them out. As part of this role, you’ll get to define new processes to identify application security risk and tie them into our overall security risk landscape.

What’s it like working at Etsy?  “Keep commerce human” exhorts our Mission, and this focus on personal connection pervades the company.  Cross-pollination within Security, and throughout Engineering as a whole, facilitates innovation on the very vanguard of our field.  You’ll be collaborating with peers who prize resourcefulness and experimentation as paramount, in an environment that affords a rich benefits package and ample career growth.  If this portrait appeals to you, we would love to speak further about your future on Etsy Security.

This is a full-time role located in Brooklyn, NY, and open to remote candidates.

For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


About the Role:

  • Help grow the application security team and manage its members
  • Define priorities for application security work at Etsy
  • Collaborate with development teams to set requirements for secure design and development
  • Work with system owners to put into place business-appropriate remediations to vulnerabilities

About You:

  • At least one year of personnel management experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in security, including some application security experience
  • Desire and ability to work in a collaborative context across many teams
  • Ability to think about threat and risk in the context of an organization’s business goals
  • Cloud experience a strong plus
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Additional Information

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you’d be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.