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Staff Security Engineer

New York, NY

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, Depop, or Elo7 you will tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human

Job Description

What's the role?

We are looking for a proven Security Leader to help us design and build the tools required to outpace an ever-maturing threat landscape.

As a Staff Engineer on the Security Operations team, you'll work with Engineering Managers, Senior Engineers, and multi-functional partners to design the technical foundations of our threat detection and incident response programs. At the same time, you'll have plenty of opportunities to be hands-on building key services, and will be directly responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale technical efforts.

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Security Operations is charged with detecting and evicting sophisticated emerging threats at scale. Are you interested in the prospect of architecting systems able to find a needle in an ocean of needles? If so, this could be the perfect match.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, Security Operations and the base salary range will be 201,000-235,000 USD. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our competitive benefits that support you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Etsy. For this role, we are considering candidates based in the U.S. who are either remote, flex, or office-based. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our flexible work options and workplace safety policies here.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Design, implement, and maintain critical services to improve security outcomes
  • Establish and foster engineering excellence across Security Operations and peer teams
  • Lead all aspects of high-visibility security initiatives
  • Offer elegant and secure solutions to complex problems spanning company-wide
  • Serve as an authority in applied security operations, providing critical context during high-priority incidents
  • Engage with individuals across Etsy to identify risk and build partnerships
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • 7+ years of progressive experience working in security operations domains (ex. threat detection, incident response)
  • Professional experience building production services in Python (or equivalent language)
  • Experience designing systems and tools to aid in threat detection, triage, and response
  • A breadth and depth of applied security knowledge
  • A depth of knowledge about cloud computing environments (GCP or AWS)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you'd like. As we hope you've seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.

Client-provided location(s): Brooklyn, NY, USA
Employment Type: Other