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Staff Software Engineer, Global Product Compliance

The Team

The Global Product Compliance team supports the legal and tax teams at Etsy, doing product work. Our work has a big impact on our sellers. For example, with our last project, we let sellers download their tax forms online, which was a big deal for sellers.

Our team is all-remote, so location does not matter for this role.

About the Job

This is a Senior Software Engineer position on Global Product Compliance. You will be a major code contributor on the team, and will ensure that we are shipping high quality work and following best practices.
You will also support and mentor the other engineers on the team.
This job involves coding in PHP and JavaScript, but you do not need to know these languages to apply.
The only hard requirement is experience in web development.
About You

You have a history of successfully leading work of significant complexity with deep impact on the business.
Senior engineers at Etsy are expected to lift up the people around them — you are able to support your team and create opportunities for them to grow.
You contribute beyond the level of a single engineer by advocating for good engineering practices and mentoring other engineers on your team.
Typical Week

We work in 2-week sprints. Each sprint has a few goals broken out into tasks.
We’re a collaborative team, so usually multiple engineers are working towards one goal, each grabbing a task.
Engineers also review each other’s pull requests and help other engineers who come into our slack channel asking for help.
First Month

You will spend the first month getting familiar with the company and the team. You will:
Become familiar with our tools
Learn about our practices, such as Continuous Deployment and choosing boring technology
Meet people, have 1-on-1s with both new engineers and senior engineers
Ship code to production
First Six Months

You will spend the first six months diving deep into GPC’s work. You will:
Grow your knowledge about our architecture
Understand our members better by meeting our sellers and responding to a customer support email
Own a chunk of work on a project
First Year

Here’s what you can expect to have accomplished in the first year:
You were able to teach what you’ve learned to others
You shipped features that make a lasting difference for our buyers and sellers, and suggested improvements for the future.
You drove projects to completion and led projects with your teammates
Must Haves

Our team values working well with other people.
You will work with engineers, product managers, project managers, and designers, all with different needs.
You must be able to understand everyone’s needs and work with the group to build the product.

On the technology side

Experience working with a relational database like MySQL
Experience in web development
Able to clearly explain tradeoffs in your work
Well-versed in testing
Full-stack experience
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.

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