Senior Scala Engineer, Search

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Etsy

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
9mo 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

The Search Orchestration Layer team at Etsy builds and maintains the bridge between Etsy’s user experience and our search models that help Etsy buyers and sellers discover and celebrate handmade goods from all over the world. We own applications empowering Etsy’s search product teams to optimally deliver the best that Etsy has to offer at scale.


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 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. We’re also open to remote hires within all U.S. states, except Hawaii and Alaska, and Canada. 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

  • Design, build and support the core infrastructure of our search orchestration layer 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.

Qualifications

About You

  • You are a senior engineer who enjoys a balance of delivering high quality technical work, while collaborating & problem solving with a team of curious peers

  • You have professional project experience working in Scala

  • You have proven, senior-level engineering and coding skills, data structure knowledge and ability to write high performance production quality code.

  • 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.

  • Background and hands-on experience with Cloud technologies (Google Cloud or AWS) is a plus.

  • Experience with search technologies such as Lucene/Solr or Elasticsearch is a plus.

  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker 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.

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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