We're looking for full-stack developers excited to help millions of people turn their passion into a business.
About the Engineering Team:
The technical staff at Etsy believes that code is craft, good software and systems designs are works of art, and that the work we do is part of larger creative culture represented by the hundreds of thousands of inspired makers who make Etsy such a wondrous marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. We also believe in the right tool for the job, not language-as-religion. Our current systems run PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, Solr/Lucene, Postgres, MySQL, and more. Check out our Engineering blog: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/
About the Position:
As a member of the Seller Growth Team, you will help answer the question: how can we dramatically increase the number of people who sell on Etsy successfully?
Deploy code on your first day
Analyze data to uncover potential opportunities, generate hypotheses, and quickly assess the size of opportunities.
Imagine, prioritize, build, instrument, ship, and analyze product changes designed to help sellers succeed.
Figure out new ways to bring potential sellers to Etsy.
Learn in excruciating detail what it takes to succeed as an Etsy seller, how to make it easier to succeed, and how to scale seller growth in a marketplace.
Leverage the strengths of your team and other teams (Seller Outreach, PR) to amplify your efforts.
Your work must have a quantifiable and emotional impact, and you can't imagine working on something you don't believe in.
Ability to build and ship fast web and mobile optimized features that can scale to millions of people. You'll primarily work with PHP, MySQL, and front-end tech (HTML/CSS/JS). Experience with jQuery, backbone.js, and D3 would be great
Experience running A/B tests to optimize funnels, conversion rates, and/or retention
Experience growing traffic and/or working on customer acquisition
Experience analyzing data to make better decisions and an understanding of statistical significance and confidence intervals
Intrinsically motivated, manager of one
Refuse to accept constraints, external or internal and a bias towards action
Have or will start a business
Appreciate great product design and great marketing
Crappy customer experiences drive you insane
Effective, concise writer
Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. Our mission is to enable people all over the world to make a living making things. The growing Etsy community includes over 19 million members in over 150 countries. Our sellers collectively list around 15 million active items, and in 2011 we sold over $500 million of goods. Etsy operates transparently and you can check in to see how the Etsy community is doing in our monthly weather reports.
Our offices are like this http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/the-office-matters.html and this http://www.officesnapshots.com/2010/10/11/etsy-offices/ . We're empowered and expected to be ourselves, share our ideas and figure out what we can each do to keep Etsy evolving. You'll get to work with some of the brightest, most creative people you've ever met—but you'll also be challenged to be one of those people. We have full company-paid benefits, including family and domestic partner benefits, humane working hours, couches, quiet spaces, lunch twice a week and handmade desks.
Dogs are part of the team, and are expected to commit code.
Excited to join us? Let us know why you want to work on seller growth and tell us a story about something that surprised you recently.
If you have a presence on the web we can access (sites/apps you built, portfolio, Github profile, twitter, rap sheet, etc.), please include links when you write. We need your help and can’t wait to hear from you!
Etsy - 23 months ago
Etsy is a marketplace, but it's also a community made up of many different individuals with many different lives and points of view.