Software Engineer: InternationalizationFull Stack Software Engineer for Internationalization
We are doing something that no one has ever done before. We are bringing our entire global user base under a single, unified marketplace. That’s right! Etsy is going global and we are looking to hire a number of stellar LAMP engineers to internationalize the entire site! We're looking for full-stack developers to help make people fall in love with shopping on Etsy, no matter the language they speak.
About the Challenges
We, at Etsy, have a problem - finding great things to buy can be crazy difficult. It's frustrating. There are so many beautiful, unique items in our marketplace, but they're like buried treasure. We know it can be better. However, the upside of this is huge. There is so much to do, so many aspects of the experience we can improve. There's a lot of room to play around. We're going to be building tons of new stuff. Not only is there an incredible opportunity for great work to get done, but if we succeed, the world will suck a lot less. People will come to Etsy and not get frustrated with what they can't find; instead, they'll be delighted with what they do find. Not only that, making our marketplace more pleasurable to use really ends up helping the folks who sell their wares on Etsy. If we do our job right, the huge group of craftspeople and artisans who sell on Etsy will benefit. That's pretty inspiring.
About the Position
We are looking for full-stack engineers with experience in programming for internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n) and knowledge of foreign markets and cultures. You'll be dealing with the full stack, including MySQL, Memcache, PHP, and front-end stuff (HTML/CSS/JS) and reaching users from all around the globe! Because we're making user-facing features, we believe strongly in collecting and analyzing numerical data to help guide our decisions. To that end, you'll be able to use our in-house analytics tools to gather information and gain insight. You'll also be able to use Etsy's Continuous Deployment architecture to push code to production whenever you please (and you'll probably push on your first day here).
If this all sounds exciting to you; you should come work with us. Here are some statements that should apply to you:
- You have experience in programming for i18n, m17n and L10n
- You have a strong understanding of unicode standards
- You are fluent in 1 or 2 other languages in addition to English
- You have spent time in foreign lands and have a deep understanding of their cultures and markets
- You also have strong opinions about international markets and aren’t shy about sharing them
- You feel at home with the LAMP stack and can dive into the server side or UI with out flinching
- You are fearless when it comes to releasing code
- You like to challenge the norm and are bored with the status quo
- You turn ideas into extremely fast and reliable code that other people – or you, six months in the future – will find wonderfully easy to comprehend and modify
- You like music
- You take great pleasure in creation, momentum, chaos, vibrancy, spontaneity, debate, and silence.
- You feel comfortable doing things, even when no one is telling you exactly what to do
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 (we actually read cover letters!). 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!
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. The Etsy community spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries.
Life at Etsy
We're based in the lovely little town of Brooklyn, nestled in the neighborhood of DUMBO.
At Etsy we love our bikes and enjoy company-paid health benefits, generous time off, and Eatsy, our weekly locally sourced company meal. Employees enjoy fast Macs and huge monitors.
Engineering at Etsy
Read Code as Craft, our engineering blog, for a glimpse into our minds.