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

Search Platform team at Etsy builds and maintains the core services that help Etsy buyers and sellers discover and celebrate handmade goods from all over the world. We own and operate all system components powering Etsy search and aim to utilize aggressive automation to ensure our infrastructure scales independently of the size of the team.

The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, and that the work we do is part of a larger creative culture that includes the hundreds of thousands of inspired artists and designers who make Etsy such a unique marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We believe in measuring everything, taking advantage of our pioneering continuous deployment system to ship code early and often, and keeping up a blameless culture based on trust and a commitment to learning. Learn more about our engineering philosophies, tools, and some of the challenges we’ve been solving on our Engineering blog: http://codeascraft.com/

This role is (eventually) located in one of our Brooklyn or San Francisco offices, or remote within the US & Canada.

About the Role

  • Design, build and support the core infrastructure of our search platform, including on-call production support rotations.
  • Work cross-functionally with various platform teams, ML teams and product partners to build the next generation of our high availability search platform in the cloud.
  • Build and maintain observability and test tooling – logging, monitoring, distributed tracing, alerting and offline test tools needed for search.
  • Practice continuous learning and agile delivery model to stay informed and focused on our deliverables.
  • Support GKE services and maintenance that includes software upgrades, performance tuning and GKE cluster tuning and optimization.
  • Build GKE Tooling for Search Platform’s test environment and automate deployments.

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


About You

  • You have solid engineering and coding skills, data structure knowledge and ability to write high performance production quality code.
  • You have experience working with languages like Java, Scala, Python, Go or other equivalent languages.
  • You are a strong collaborator and communicator and you make the engineers around you grow and learn.
  • You have a fundamental experience with infrastructure engineering and strong troubleshooting skills.
  • You have solid background and hands-on experience with Cloud technologies either Google Cloud or AWS.
  • Experience with search technologies such as Lucene/Solr or Elasticsearch is a plus.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker is a plus.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and networking stack (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies and hardware, SDN) is a plus.
  • Experience with Grafana is a plus.

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.