Senior Search Infrastructure Engineer (San Francisco)
About the Role
- Design, develop, and evolve the core infrastructure of our search platform
- Help us improve our next-generation information retrieval system which allows Etsy to ship new relevance-based AI products while simultaneously improving the quality of our existing infrastructure
- Build highly scalable system software using primarily Java and Scala
- Analyze the shortcomings of the existing systems and propose alternatives
- Provide detailed and constructive design and code reviews
- Work cross-functionally with various engineering teams
- Empathy, communication, and technical skill are valued equally
- You’re an infrastructure engineer that takes pride in building reliable systems with great visibility that engineers love to work with.
- You care deeply about the product and know how and when to make trade-offs.
- MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field or BS with 2+ years of equivalent work experience
- Experience developing information retrieval technology or a strong desire to become an expert in the domain
- Experience architecting, improving, and operating large scale distributed systems
- Expert knowledge of developing and debugging with Java or Scala one of the following languages: Java, Scala
- Comfort working on a *NIX command line and reading/writing Bash
- Experience with higher level scripting languages such as Python or PHP
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