M&P - System Engineer

Etsy is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team

As Etsy grows, the technical infrastructure needs to keep up - specifically with the storage needs of the company. The Memory and Persistence team is tasked with making that happen.
This is a full-time position either based in Etsy’s Brooklyn NY office, or working remotely from home (US-based candidates only at the current time).

About the Team

The Memory and Persistence team is a fluid and dynamic group. We work tightly with all of the development groups to bring a "full-stack" perspective on how the application and infrastructure are working together to provide availability and performance while still allowing for the great amount of change we want. The team strives for situational awareness; we know that failure happens, and sometimes we even cause them to happen on purpose. Being nice is a requirement, as is collaboration!

About the Role

  • Support MySQL in production and development environments
  • Facilitate schema migrations for creating tables, adding columns, and indexes
  • Work on both cloud databases and bare metal installations
  • Provide production support for Memcache, Redis, Varnish
  • Build tools and scripts to automate where warranted
  • Provide 24x7 escalated on-call support on a pager rotation as part of a global team

About You

  • You like working with a team, knowing that efficiency and thoroughness trade-offs happen every day
  • You crave collaboration with application developers and operations alike
  • You don't fear changing production

What is nice to have, but not essential

  • Experience with automation through Chef or Puppet
  • Experience with SOX compliance or PCI environments
  • Experience with Go, PHP, ruby, bash or python

Why Etsy

  • We are very open about how we build things and the tools we have created to get things done. Read more on our technical blog, CodeAsCraft
  • We have amazing offices in the heart of Dublin city and Brooklyn, and ensure our remote employees don’t miss out either
  • We genuinely care about our talented teams and offer a fantastic parental leave policy, Health Care, Dental Care, Sabbatical leave, and many more exciting benefits
  • Most importantly we’re a social bunch with global offices full of fun, innovation, awesome people, and all kinds of interesting events and we are continuously growing

What’s Next
Interested in joining the team? Send us a cover letter and your resume explaining why you’d be great for the job. We value individuality and variety, so make sure to tell us what you’re all about. If you have an online presence (blog, Twitter, Facebook), send it along. And if you write, draw, craft, or contribute to something you’re proud of, we’d love to hear about it. 

Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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