Engineering Manager
Foundation SRE
Posted on 2/28/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Handmade & vintage items marketplace platform
Company Overview
Etsy’s mission is to keep human connection at the heart of commerce through their e-commerce platform dedicated to handmade and vintage items. The company has developed a vibrant community marketplace that empowers sellers and entrepreneurs to keep doing what they love and also delivers buyers to look for something special with human touch.
Remote in USA • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
Software Engineering
  • Establish and lead the operational rhythm for the team (standups, retrospectives, planning, roadmaps)
  • Build, lead and mentor your team on communication (up, down, and sidewards), technical strategy, delivery, and execution
  • Work closely and collaboratively with partner teams, understand their problems, and be flexible to changes in the roadmap
  • Define methods and success metrics for both the projects in progress and future proposals
  • Lead all aspects of people development - Mentor, Performance evaluations, Promotions, Hiring, and Retention
  • 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
  • Significant hands-on experience as a software engineer / SRE / System Admin, preferably in a cloud environment, with the last 3+ years in technical team management
  • Successful track record of leading teams of 5 to 8 engineers who build and support distributed systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to explain complex technical issues accurately to technical and non-technical audiences at different levels of detail
  • You have experience in making data-driven decisions and are flexible to course correct and iterate at scale
  • You've developed strong mechanisms for organizing, tracking, and measuring tracks of technical work, and making them visible to your team
  • You know what motivates your team and you are able to carve out the necessary space for them to do their best work
  • You are engaged in technical decisions and discussions but you know when to defer to technical leaders around you
  • You have a clear understanding of the direction your team needs to take to achieve their goals and establish success metrics to iteratively progress towards it