Staff Database Reliability Engineer, SRE



Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
3y 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

Etsy is seeking a Staff Database Reliability Engineer, SRE, to join the Database Reliability Engineering team and help build and maintain the tools and infrastructure that directly impact the productivity of our organization.

The Database Infrastructure team owns the Vitess, MySQL, Memcached, and Redis backends at Etsy. We work with various tools and languages to support multiple services, including Google Cloud Platform, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Python, and Go.

Our team focuses on data integrity, availability, scalability, and latency, with an eye towards cloud automation and efficiency. We provide a proven and stable data foundation for developers to build a stack upon.

We’re looking for people who are equally excited about infrastructure and reliability engineering, excel at working with others and are extraordinary problem-solvers. We value a positive can-do attitude, clear communication, honest feedback, and empathy for the users of our services.

Our role is full-time based out of our Brooklyn, NY, or Dublin, IE offices, but we're also open to remote candidates residing in most US states. 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.


About the role:

  • Manage and improve multiple large-scale, cloud-hosted Vitess, MySQL, Memcached, and Redis environments.
  • Build and enhance our tooling, automation, and CI/CD workflows that provide safe self-service capabilities to your SRE team and software engineering teams.
  • Improve the overall quality of engineering done on your team and consistently take steps to support the growth and success of your teammates.
  • You take the lead on directing and implementing solutions to complex, unscoped problems that lead to significant improvements that have a wide impact across the organization.
  • You define the architecture and technical strategy that guide many engineers in your domain or department.
  • You instill that a culture of appropriate documentation is developed and maintained relative to the environments we support.
  • You design and implement critical latency, availability, and reliability goals, and service level objectives.

About you:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in similar DBRE, SRE or DevOps roles in a cloud-based environment (Google Cloud Platform preferred)
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience in a modern programming language is required (e.g., Python, Go)
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code and configuration management tooling is essential (we like Ansible, Chef, Terraform)
  • Knowledge of MySQL, Memcached, or Redis is a big plus.
  • You feel right at home with Linux operating systems and administration
  • You love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making.
  • You enjoy solving problems through your positive, inclusive, can-do attitude.
  • You’re able to work effectively both with teammates and independently, whether remote or in-person.
  • You have a “leave it better than you found it” mentality and are willing to work with and improve other engineers' code.
  • You are creative and passionate about technology and are as eager to contribute and share your knowledge and ideas as you are to learn from others.
  • You understand that being an efficient software engineer is as much about empathy and human interactions as writing code.

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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