Sr. Software Engineer - Freelance [Remote]

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  • JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
  • LOCATION: Remote - United States only
  • HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $95 – $104 /hr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 40h/week - Long term
  • EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years



What’s the role?

We are looking for an experienced frontend engineer to join our established yet evolving Design Systems team.

As a Senior Software Engineer on Design Systems you will be responsible for writing frontend components, architecture, and documentation to improve and expand our Design System. Do you find joy in writing high-quality frontend code and helping other engineers learn and work more effectively? If so, this could be the perfect match.

What’s this team like at Etsy?

  • Design Systems is responsible for the concepts, guides, systems, and components that make up the fabric of Etsy’s customer experience.
  • Our product teams use Etsy’s mature Design System, “Collage”, to build beautiful, engaging, inclusive, accessible and useful products consistently to Etsy’s Buyers and Sellers.
  • You will work directly with Design, Product and Engineering leadership across all platforms to craft our growing landscape of systems. Your work will have a multiplier effect, touching all of Etsy’s product teams as well as every piece of the customer journey.
  • Design Systems is a truly cross-functional, cross-platform team made up of 10+ web and native designers and engineers who are fun, curious, collaborative, passionate leaders - if that resonates with you, please join us!
What you’ll be working on

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Serve as an advocate for Design Systems, Frontend, and Accessibility across Etsy
  • Create and update reusable components that are used by product teams across all of Etsy
  • Contribute to and lead projects - such as introducing Design Tokens, improving our Metrics, or re-writing our Overlay component
  • Provide daily support for peers across Etsy (ex. writing documentation, reviewing pull requests, answering Slack questions, auditing new features, hosting office hours and classes)
  • Identify and propose tracks of work and tech debt that move our Design System forward
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.

Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • Expertise in writing JavaScript, CSS, and other frontend code, such as TypeScript, React, Storybook, as well as legacy frameworks
  • Experience working on Design Systems, ideally at a comparable company
  • Ability to hold an opinionated stance on Frontend Architecture and Design Systems - but always willing to change your mind
  • This job is not just building frontend components - consideration of experimentation, documentation, and design will help you thrive
  • Experience leading, mentoring, and coaching other engineers in a compassionate manner
  • Successful track record of planning and leading projects to completion
  • A growth mindset with excitement towards receiving feedback and learning opportunities
  • A strong sense of ownership towards your work
  • Desire to understand the “why” behind what we are doing
  • Strength in frequent collaboration and communication, acting in an inclusive, thoughtful and kind manner

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Our employers all have varying legal and geographic requirements for their roles, they trust Braintrust to find them the talent that meet their unique specifications. For that reason, this role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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