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Etsy is looking for a Staff Privacy Software Engineer 

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 employee, whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, or Depop, 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 Whats the role? The Privacy Platform team is responsible for building systems and collaborating with other platform and infrastructure teams to ensure user data is processed or accessed according to user expectations. As Etsys engineering systems become increasingly complex, our role in supporting user privacy alongside fast-moving business goals makes the work dynamic, challenging and rewarding. The Privacy Platform team is seeking a Staff Privacy Software Engineer to help lead the team through design, implementation and collaboration with key stakeholders as we work to make privacy the default in our complex engineering landscape. This position is a technical leadership role, and will require leading without authority leveraging strong communication skills to work with engineers of different types as well as cross-functional stakeholders from different backgrounds and technical levels. The right candidate for this job will have experience with privacy infrastructure at scale, demonstrated systems design and implementation, and experience setting technical direction that is aligned with business goals. This is a full-time position reporting to the Engineering Manager, Privacy Platform. The base salary range will be $201,000 to $235,000 USD per year. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our 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 United States, however candidates living within commutable distance of the Etsy Brooklyn Hub, or within the San Francisco area, will be the first to be considered. Even if located within commuting distance of an office, you will have the option to work office-based, flex, or remotely. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our Flex and Office-based work modes and workplace safety policies . What does the day-to-day look like? Architecting solutions to significantly complex, unscoped problems. Systems design is a primary responsibility of this role. Identify and leverage trends within the industry and Etsy Engineering to help us build future-proof, cutting edge solutions to complex problems like data minimization, consent and purpose limit enforcement and subject rights fulfillment. Set technical direction for your teammates Able to lead the team through discovery, ideation, constructive debate, conclusion, milestones, execution and long-term health monitoring Balanced portfolio of written and verbal communication, personal mentorship with peers, and code contributions. The balance will change as the work changes. Cross-functional and cross-team collaboration. We are working to improve our privacy posture across Etsy systems and this requires significant investment in relationship-building and alignment. Code, product and architecture reviews for teams looking for privacy sign-off or concerns Participating in vendor evaluations for privacy tooling where valuable, and designing integration strategies and technical architecture when vendors are procured. 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 Qualifications Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are: We are looking for a thoughtful and collaborative engineer to help advance our teams mission to support data privacy and our company mission to Keep Commerce Human. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single one of the listed criteria. We value the unique perspectives, skills, and experiences each candidate brings with them. Advanced technical skills, both hands-on-keyboard coding and systems design Experience with PHP or Java at scale Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to provide clear, meaningful, constructive feedback to peers to support their growth Ability to convince, empower, and collaborate with team members Understanding of privacy regulations, and how implementations map to them. Instincts for privacy tradeoffs Experience with cloud infrastructure, especially Google Cloud Platform products Experience working with vendor tools, and even better would be experience navigating a build vs buy evaluation or integrating a vendor tool into existing infrastructure 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.


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