Senior Software Engineer, Payments

About the Job
Part of Etsy's mission is to help connect buyers and sellers.  The Payments team works on that goal by enabling buyers and sellers to transact seamlessly with each other across countries, languages, and currencies.  Specifically, we drive products where money changes hands on and off the site, including checkout, billing, and giftcards.  Our systems process millions of dollars a day and are part of the foundation the Etsy marketplace is built on.  It's an exciting and fun environment with the opportunity to effect massive growth on an Etsy-sized scale.

We touch all parts of the Etsy web stack - primarily PHP, MySQL and Memcache on the server side.  You'll need to think hard about database transactions, sharding, replication, performance, stability, and metrics, and what it takes to move fast and iterate in a world full of sensitive cardholder data.  You'll be expected to write infrastructure code, command-line tools, move mountains of data, optimize code for site performance, and various other forms of heavy-lifting.  We launch products and we maintain them, and take pride when other teams extend them in ways we hadn't initially conceived.

This role is based in Brooklyn, NY or remote.

About You
You're an engineer who can turn ideas into extremely fast and reliable code that other people - or you, six months into the future - will find easy to comprehend and modify.  You believe in Etsy's vision of a human-driven economy, and are passionate about building the products that enable that economy.  

- You will be successful in this role if you:
- Care as much about building great products as you do writing great code.
- Have a knack for organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones.
- Can be autonomous and self-driven.
- Strong database experience, especially around scaling applications. You can spin yarns about how you've done this right and wrong at your previous jobs. And we'll give bonus points if you can actually spin yarn.
- Understanding of the various aspects involved in running a large-scale web site.
- Help others around you grow as developers and be successful.
- Enjoy learning about and interacting with the people who use your product.

What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team, please send us your resume. You won't be surprised to hear, though, that we won't consider it without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Github, Twitter, Facebook), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides building beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we'd love to hear about it.
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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