Etsy is seeking data mining scientists to join our data science team. As a scientist at Etsy, you will be developing cutting edge algorithms that drive our recommender systems and search ranking engines. This development includes both research and engineering across our entire stack: data analysis and algorithmic prototyping, implementation within our Hadoop infrastructure, and integration with Etsy's web stack. You love experimentation and are motivated to understand everything you build, from algorithmic changes to front-end improvements. You look forward to embracing our continuous deployment process at Etsy and believe in a highly iterative approach to problem solving.
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, Scala, Python, Ruby, Solr/Lucene, Postgres, MySQL, and more. Check out our Engineering blog: http://codeascraft.etsy.com/
About the Job:
As part of the data mining team at Etsy, you would:
Build next-generation recommender systems, search quality algorithms, and targeting / optimization applications
Prototype and implement algorithms via Hadoop and over hundreds of terabytes of data with scala and java
Explore data, diving deep with python and R.
Deploy continuously, test continuously, and learn
To be a great fit for this role, you have:
3+ years experience building industrial data mining systems
Experience with Hadoop and working with multi-terabyte systems
Deep understanding and experience with state of the art machine learning and data mining algorithms
Experience working on search ranking algorithms in an industrial setting
M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science
Etsy is the marketplace we make together. We have 20 million members in over 200 countries. In 2012, our sellers grossed more than $850 million in sales. Our mission is to reimagine commerce to build a more fulfilling and lasting world.
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. 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.
We're growing rapidly and are well-funded with a proven business model and established revenue to help us continue serving our community.
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter along with your resume telling us what inspires you about Etsy and why you think you are perfect for the team (resumes without a cover letter will not be considered) . If you contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides coding, that means something to us, and we would love to hear about it when you write!
Etsy is a marketplace, but it's also a community made up of many different individuals with many different lives and points of view.