Senior Software Engineer, Help Me Grow



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

The Help Me Grow product group is looking for Senior Software Engineers to collaborate and lead in building trustworthy software and outstanding user experiences. Here’s a taste of the problems we’re solving:

  • How can we make it easier for sellers to run their shops?

  • Continually improving our ad platform to offer more accurate bidding and to display the most compelling ads we can

  • Building an ever larger audience of buyers by building new capabilities for our marketing team

  • Providing sellers with the data and reports they need to understand how their shop is performing

  • Offering sellers new ways to connect with buyers, whether it’s by enabling buyers to create collections of items, offering sellers the opportunity to create listing videos, or coming up with new ad formats

Etsy is built on Google Cloud Platform, and our Web stack runs on PHP and MySQL. On the front end, we’ve developed and migrated to our own design system, and mostly build interfaces using React. We were one of the earliest and are one of the largest practitioners of continuous deployment in the industry. We also use a lot of other technologies and languages – Scala and Java for big data and distributed systems, Python and TensorFlow for machine learning, and Go for some services.

Upon final interview rounds, the team would partner with you to find the best team fit within the Help Me Grow group.

We’re open to remote hires within 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.


You will do well in this role if you:

  • Enjoy mentoring others on the team while making continuous process improvements.

  • Have a growth mindset and solve ambiguous problems with many implications.

  • Demonstrate leadership on every project, whether you're its leader or contributor

  • Thrive when faced with customer and product-focused challenges

  • Love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making and problem-solving. 

  • Are a mindful, transparent, and thoughtful communicator

  • Are comfortable with technical leadership

Teams on Help Me Grow currently hiring Senior Engineers:

  • Buyers Ad Experience (BadX): Our team connects buyers to items they love from sellers who are growing their businesses through paid advertising. We work on every page across Etsy, carefully considering ad relevance and page performance.

  • Offsite Ads: Offsite Ads is responsible for building products that expand the ways we can expand our off-site marketing and tie purchases made on the site back to the advertising campaigns that led to those purchases.

  • Seller Standards: Our goal is to motivate sellers to provide world-class customer service. We are defining Etsy's standards for customer service, and helping sellers meet our standards through buyer-side and seller-side features.

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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