Senior Software Engineer, Progressive Web App at Etsy (Remote)

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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 dedicated coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful challenges at scale, but small enough that you can make a significant impact.

Job Description

Etsy is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join the Progressive Web App team under the Buying Confidence initiative!

You’ll join an initiative that enables buyers to choose a particular item by providing them with the right information at just the right time. The Buying Confidence initiative works on improving the buyer experience throughout the Etsy marketplace, focusing on our buyer flows on Etsy's most trafficked pages. We work to reduce friction for our buyers, making sure they have an easy and inspiring experience throughout their buying journey.

Here’s a taste of the user problems we’re solving:

  • How can we optimize the buyer experience on mobile web?
  • How can we leverage Service Workers to improve the experience on mobile devices?
  • What is the optimal number of reviews for an Etsy listing?
  • What information does a buyer want to see on an item page?

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, and you’ll be able to help us craft their direction in the future.

Learn more about our engineering philosophies, tools, and some of the challenges we’ve been solving on our engineering blog, Code as Craft.

We’re looking for engineers with experience building scalable and resilient critical path platform services. You should be customer-focused, data-driven, and passionate about collaborating with your teammates and peers. Your responsibilities include:

  • Building products and experiences for people buying and selling with Etsy

  • Taking the lead on directing and implementing solutions to complex, unscoped problems

  • Collaborating with our cross-functional teams and business partners across Etsy

  • Developing and maintaining critical path product services

  • Finding opportunities to improve our architecture, operability or capabilities

  • Using data to validate your hypotheses and inform your decision making

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, full remote or Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.


  • You have 3-5 years of experience building web technologies and working on large scale, high performance and fault tolerant systems

  • You have experience working with object-oriented PHP (or other object-oriented languages such as Python, Ruby, or Java)

  • You have experience working with JavaScript and keep up-to-date on industry standards

  • You have a passion for code and learning how to write efficient code. 

  • Adaptable and a fast learner.

  • You thrive when faced with customer and product-focused challenges and care as much about building great products as you do writing great code.

  • You have a “leave it better than you found it” mentality, and are willing to work with and improve on code you did not originally write.

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

  • Code quality is deeply important to you, and you can lead a project/team in improving the quality of existing codebases

  • Have a curiosity about organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones

  • You’re opinionated about what, and how, to build systems but empathetic to your colleagues

  • You are a mindful, transparent and thoughtful communicator

  • You can demonstrate working collaboratively with not just your team but with other teams in your current role 

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send your updated resume in English.

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.

    We offer:

    • Direct hiring (no outsourcing)
    • Major medical/dental/vision
    • Life insurance
    • Savings fund
    • Wellbeing plans
    • Equity
    • Meal voucher card
    • 20 vacation days per year
    • Sick Days 
    • Extra great Etsy benefits!

    More Information on Etsy
    Etsy operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in Brooklyn, NY. Etsy was founded in 2005. It has 1500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with Nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Open door policy. To see all 50 open jobs at Etsy, click here.
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