Senior Software Engineer, Data Privacy



Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
2y ago

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. Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. 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

As a member of our Data Privacy team, you’ll help us build data infrastructure that is privacy-by-design and retrofit existing tools to privacy best practices. This role focuses on clickstream and transactional data collected in our data lake and used in machine learning and big data applications. Your work will enable other engineers to write custom data pipelines that power data science and product development while respecting users’ privacy.

We are a new team designing and implementing improvements to data privacy controls in GCS and BigQuery. This means improving tools to more flexibly tag and track personal information with minimum necessary impact on engineers who use that data, as well as devising more granular access control and data retention strategies.

This is a full time role. Our team is headquartered in Brooklyn, but we support remote work and accept remote applicants. We are considering remote candidates based in [country] for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.


Minimum qualifications

  • Enthusiasm and patience for working with other teams
  • Interest in engineering approaches to data privacy
  • 5+ years of experience with some of the following: Java, Scala, and Python, Kafka, Kafka Streams, Kubernetes, Avro, Protobuf, Airflow, and GCP services like Dataproc, Dataflow, and BigQuery or AWS equivalents. 

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous experience with privacy implementations, e.g. personal information tracking, data anonymization or encryption, data retention, and internal access control strategies.
  • Ability to scope ambiguity and help managers translate fuzzy or fast-moving requirements into feasible and well-sequenced solutions. 
  • Ability to communicate across disciplines (e.g. engineering, legal, policy)

We value curiosity, enthusiasm, responsibility and generosity of spirit. Engineers at Etsy understand that being an effective software engineer is as much about communicating with people as it is about writing code, and are generous with their time and experience to mentor and learn from others.

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.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
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