Posted on: 
February 23, 2023
Remote within the USA
Full Time
$239K - $311K

Director of Engineering


Etsy is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead Seller Tools for Etsy.


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 seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our Seller Tools organization within our broader Seller Experiences department. The Seller Experiences strategy provides sellers with the tools and insights to have more agency in their own success, while continuing to improve our platform to grow overall sales for our seller base.

We are looking for an Engineering Director to lead an engineering organization of multiple managers across a broad range of domains and technologies. This role is an excellent fit for a leader who can work cross-functionally and make decisions that positively impact business outcomes.

This Director will collaborate cross functionally to ensure that our products are setting our sellers up for continuous cross platform growth with an increasingly international market. The team has a mix of existing products they are optimizing alongside a portfolio of next-investments they’re interested in exploring. The role will provide direction and Engineering perspective to deliver on a roadmap that improves our sellers’ success!

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director of Engineering for Seller Experiences and the base salary range will be 239,000 - 311,000 USD per year. 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. 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’s this team like at Etsy?

  • The Seller Tools team balances iteration on our existing suites of seller tools with net-new investments targeting seller growth. We're looking for a leader who can balance optimizing tools like Onboarding and Insights with launching new products such as our greenfield Flutter app;
  • Culturally, the team is highly collaborative and product focused with a heavy emphasis on using technology to achieve positive outcomes for our sellers.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Provide leadership and help set the direction for Etsy’s Seller Experience, operating in equal capacities as a strategic leader for the domain and as a people manager for a highly skilled team of managers;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to craft plans that achieve our seller business goals while scaling the platform to match their evolving needs. A few problems you’ll tackle along the way: creating a governance model that encourages Eng org-wide contributions to our new native app, Understanding what it looks like to onboard and grow sellers in International markets, and sending sellers timely, personalized insights.
  • 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:

  • You have led large engineering teams building consumer-facing web and native products;
  • You have a strong technical background and can use it to steer your team to balance short- and long-term needs;
  • You are an excellent mentor of both managers and engineers. You have experience leading managers through growth moments and building a “bench” to grow your management team;
  • You are highly collaborative, and enjoy working with groups outside of the Engineering organization to co-create a strategy for your team;
  • You communicate well and can adapt the style and detail in your communications to optimally deliver messages upwards, downwards, and broadly around the company;
  • You value people who are curious, hardworking, inclusive, and responsible.

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.


Etsy is an e-commerce company focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies.

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