iOS Staff Software Engineer, Test Infrastructure & Performance



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

Do you love to craft amazing apps?

Etsy is looking for a passionate iOS Engineer to join our established Native Engineering organization. In this role you will work within our App Platform initiative to enable app engineering to deliver high quality experiences for Etsy buyers and sellers. You will collaborate with a motivated team of engineers across multiple fields to support our testing and performance infrastructure. Our growing team requires someone who will thrive developing novel solutions to unbounded problems that can improve the lives of both Etsy users and engineers alike.


This full-time role is on a remote first team open to hires in Canada and within all U.S. states, with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska. We also have office-based locations in Brooklyn, NY or San Francisco, CA.

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 Team:

You'll be joining a team that focuses on enabling app engineers to rapidly ship new features with confidence that it is performant and defect free. Our team works in spaces that include native client code, CI/CD, as well as other parts of Etsy infrastructure. Our mission is to enable engineers to craft high quality mobile experiences through rapid iteration by using modern patterns and architectures.


About Etsy Engineering:

The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, and that the work we do is part of a larger creative culture represented by 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 a blameless culture based on trust and a commitment to learning. Our product engineering teams have shipped projects using the latest advances in ARKit, shipped our first App Clip the day iOS 14 released, and have even had the opportunity to have their work featured at WWDC. Learn more about our engineering philosophies, tools, and some of the challenges we've been solving on our Engineering blog:


You will do well if you:

  • Lead with questions, curiosity, and kindness while being an excellent communicator.

  • Are comfortable with saying “I don’t know”, doing research, and returning with options complete with trade offs.

  • Know your way around Xcode, lldb, the simulator, instruments, and various Apple devices.

  • Are proficient in both Swift and Objective-C.

  • Feel comfortable working with cloud platform technologies (e.g. Google Cloud Storage), CI/CD, and have the ability to take inputs and outputs from disparate systems and tie them together.

  • Have a deep knowledge of Apple platform development along with knowledge of when to use which tool for what job.

  • Have a willingness to understand, accurately use, and scale various iOS architectures.

  • Appreciate working with folks who value knowledge sharing, and want to contribute to a culture of generosity.

In this role you will:

  • Assist with setting the technical direction for our iOS testing strategy in our native app org.

  • Work with Product Engineering, Partnerships teams, and Design Systems to shape what is possible on our platform to surprise, delight, and engage our users.

  • Effectively conduct technical discovery, break down projects into actionable pieces, and advise on timelines, dependencies, and tradeoffs.

  • Work with other iOS engineers on other teams to improve the Etsy app alongside iOS platform improvements.

  • Guide more junior engineers in their technical and architectural decisions, using thoughtful code reviews, mentoring, and project planning discussions.

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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