Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Systems

Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Systems

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’ll 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?

Etsy is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to lead our Machine Learning Systems team to build its next-generation machine learning infrastructure.

The Machine Learning Systems team is part of Etsy's central data organization. Our mission is to enable efficient and impactful machine learning across Etsy. Etsy is the primary source of income for many sellers, and we work hard to support them. In this role, you will manage and grow a high-performing distributed team, drive the vision and roadmap of different ML systems such as a Feature Store, ML Streaming Platform, ANN service, or ML Data Pipelines.

We’re a fast-growing team with the goal of building tools and platform capabilities for scientists and engineers to access our feature store, train state of the art models, deploy machine learning models to production, and test hypotheses quickly. We have built and integrated systems that enable large scale pipelines for training data, provide access to in-session real-time activity for our models, enable distributed model training and online inferencing for our models at scale.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director, Machine Learning Infrastructure, Platform, and Systems. For this role, we are considering candidates based in the United States 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 vaccination policy here.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Manage and grow a team of outstanding machine learning engineers, software engineers, and tech leaders to design, build, and support Etsy’s machine learning systems such as our Centralized Feature Store or ML Data Streaming Platform.
  • Collaborate with other leaders at Etsy to drive the technical and strategic vision for advancing ML technology.
  • Define the roadmap and supervise its execution. You will connect and coordinate business initiatives and team priorities.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team to build an infrastructure that helps scientists to build state of the art ML models.
  • Cultivate a strong engineering culture, responsible for delivering business results with the right quality and in a timely fashion
  • 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:

  • Experience with driving results with large scale Machine Learning / Data Infrastructure.
  • You keep learning and always seek to improve yourself. Knowledge of latest big data, ML / Data Platform tools & systems. 
  • You are an experienced engineering leader who brings both technical acumen and leadership skills to build a high-performing engineering team.
  • You have been managing teams that build machine learning systems or platforms for the last 2+ years.
  • You have effective oral and written communication skills
  • You have experience in coaching and mentoring individual contributors.

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. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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