Senior Software Engineer I

Published on May 26, 2024

Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused e-commerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

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, 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.
What's the role?
Etsy is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join one of the engineering squads at Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling musical instruments and a brand of Etsy, Inc. As a Senior Software Engineer at Reverb, you will be responsible for understanding the unique points of view of both buyers and sellers - while crafting quality software to support both. Fully collaborating with product managers, user experience designers and your fellow engineers on product feature development. Our team is inclusive of all ideas - bring your vision to the group! We measure success in the value we create for both sides of our marketplace - our job is to make using Reverb the absolute best place to buy and sell gear. Does making the world more musical by empowering musicians excite you? If so, we would love for you to apply!
This is a full-time position reporting to the Engineering Manager . 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. This role requires your presence in Etsy's Mexico City office in an in-person or flex capacity. Learn more about our Flex and Office-based work modes and workplace safety policies here
While this role will initially support Reverb, this role may support in the future.
What's this team like at Reverb?

  • At Reverb, we build primarily in Ruby/Rails, Python, Go and React, but we value identifying the right language/framework for the job.
  • We believe in fast feedback cycles, pragmatic code, continuous deployment, and validating our ideas in production as soon as we can.
  • Our teams are highly collaborative and empowered to make a better experience for our customers.
  • We rely on our ability to work as a team and incorporate different perspectives in order to ship meaningful and impactful software to our users

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Taking loosely scoped projects and collaborating with additional engineers, designers and product managers on execution.
  • Pairing, mentoring and learning from friendly and talented engineers
  • Author architecture reviews and make architectural decisions.
  • Quantifying results through experimentation at a scale
  • Identifying tech debt and refactoring opportunities
  • 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 Inc's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.

Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • Solid understanding of your chosen languages and frameworks, but curiosity and ability to ramp up on new technologies quickly when called for. Experience with Ruby on Rails, Postrgres, ElasticSearch, Redis, Docker - are all huge pluses.
  • Experience with unit testing (whether TDD, BDD, or spike it first and test it later) and a desire to push everyone to do better.
  • An ability and desire to work in multiple parts of the stack - "fullstack" can include server-side, web browser, mobile app and more
  • Solving problems and creating features that strike the right balance between delivering results quickly and being dependable at scale
  • You default to taking ownership of your work - you make it happen
  • Taking great satisfaction in making the lives of users better with each pull request

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.