Engineering Manager, Search Ranking

Website Etsy

Etsy is hiring an Engineering Manager to lead our Search Ranking team.
Our marketplace has an abundance of one-of-a-kind items from independent artists, designers and vintage collectors from around the world. Our challenge? Make it easier for buyers to find these remarkable goods and for creative entrepreneurs find success through our platform.
Are you interested in empowering the growth of millions of small businesses? Excited about working at scale but keeping the uniqueness of our shops and inventory top of mind?
About the Team
Our team is responsible for ranking and presenting Etsy’s search results. As a manager on our team, you will play a major role in improving the shopping experience for millions of Etsy buyers. We’re a cross-functional group of software engineers, data scientists, product managers, designers, and researchers. Here’s a taste of the problems we’re solving:
How can we help someone find that perfect item, even when they don’t know what they’re looking for?How do we rank millions of one-of-a-kind search results in a matter of milliseconds, so that we’re always surfacing the best of Etsy?How can the search experience make Etsy come to life and feel as vibrant as the community of makers that’s behind it?
Our production systems rely on PHP, JavaScript, Java, and Scala; we are proud to have an engineering culture that encourages career growth and learning. You can learn more about our philosophies, tools, and some of the challenges we’ve been solving on our Engineering blog:
We are language-agnostic in our approach to interviewing.
This role is located in our Brooklyn or San Francisco HQ.

About the Role

  • As an Engineering Manager, you can expect to:
  • Lead teams to build great products. Engineering managers at Etsy play a small part in the hands-on process of building software, but a very large part in orchestrating engineers to achieve great results.
  • Participate in the end-to-end recruiting process, hiring and on-boarding exceptional engineering talent.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams across Etsy to advocate for and drive change on behalf of your team.
  • Partner cross-functionally with product managers, designers, and others data scientists to ensure that your team is delivering value for our users.
  • Facilitate continuous learning and improvement for your team.

About You

  • You will do well in this role if you:
  • Have at least 3 years experience hiring, managing, and developing engineers with a wide range of skills, and working with a team to deliver production software.
  • Are familiar with the machine learning development cycle, including various modeling techniques, feature engineering, and offline evaluation.
  • Can facilitate great technical decision-making across a broad technical stack.
  • Are deeply analytical and conversant in machine learning and data science techniques; you understand how to wield data to make informed decisions about your work.
  • Can facilitate great technical decision-making across a broad technical stack.
  • Know how to apply process judiciously to amplify your team’s work and deliver great products more effectively.
  • Thrive in a deeply collaborative environment where you partner with other cross-disciplinary leaders to achieve great results.
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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