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Senior Frontend Software Engineer, Frontend Engineering Systems New York, NY

Etsy, New York, NY

Peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies


Etsy is seeking a Frontend Software Engineer to join our Frontend Engineering Systems team. Our team advocates for and implements frontend best practices at Etsy. We collaborate with the engineering and design organizations to build tools and systems that help Etsy make products that are fast, reliable, and accessible. Are you are an excellent communicator that can handle projects with a wide range of technical and non-technical partners and requirements? Do you have a keen eye for beautiful and user-friendly digital experiences? Do you have a desire to guide changes across every area of our website whilst caring deeply about performance, usability, and accessibility? If this sounds like you, please consider applying!
The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, good software and its designs are works of art, 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 wondrous 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 adopting a blameless culture based on trust and learning.

Take a look at our Engineering blog for more: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/

This opportunity is available either in the Brooklyn HQ, or remotely.

About the Role

  • You’ll help us explore and apply new frontend technology on a large scale, serve as an advocate for frontend best practices, and shape how products are built at Etsy.
  • You compliment a strong front-end knowledge with competency in backend code for tooling and running experiments. We use Node.js and PHP, but experience in other languages is also great.
  • You’ll work most closely with our product engineers, while also meeting an array of partners from across the organization.
  • We believe strongly in using both quantitative and qualitative methods to guide decisions. To that end, you'll use our in-house analytics tools to bring together information and gain insights. You'll also use Etsy's Continuous Deployment architecture to push code to production early and often (and you'll probably push in your first week here).

About You

  • You’re an engineer with experience writing frontend code and deep knowledge of JavaScript.
  • You have experience with multiple frontend frameworks; we primarily use jQuery and React, but alternate experience is acceptable.
  • You’re interested in observing existing development patterns, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and designing flexible and maintainable solutions to augment those patterns.
  • You have an appreciation for systems-thinking when it comes to creating reusable code and consistent user experiences.
  • You care deeply about performance, usability, and accessibility on a variety of devices.
  • You are comfortable working with legacy code while working towards improving it.
  • You might have experience using and/or building living Design Systems.
  • You're comfortable collaborating with teams to discuss technical and usability trade-offs (with respect to accessibility, performance, asset size, maintainability, etc.) to achieve a more successful feature.
  • You are mindful of the future and strive to create reliable, documented code that other people–or you, six months into the future–will find easy to comprehend and modify.
  • You love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making.
  • You appreciate appealing and usable design and consider the details in everything you do.
  • You believe in the connective power of Etsy’s peer-to-peer marketplace, and have the technical skills to make it stronger.
What’s Next

Interested in working with us? Send us a cover letter and your CV or resume explaining why you’d be great for the job. We value your unique talents and point of view, so feel free to tell us what you are all about. And if you write, draw, craft, or contribute to something you’re proud of, we’d love to hear about it.
 
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. 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 identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

About Etsy

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.

The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace.

Want to learn more about Etsy? Visit Etsy's website.