Etsy is looking for a Natural Language Processing Engineer to join our Linguistic Tools team.

With your help, we are building personalized solutions to help connect millions of buyers with millions of sellers. In this role, you will put your skills to use helping us improve spelling correction, suggested search queries, query translation, and language detection. You will also improve our machine translation pipeline, the coverage and quality of our translations, and the rest of our linguistic infrastructure. You will join a talented team of engineers to collaborate on all of these projects.

You will have a major impact in all of these areas and help our 31.2 million buyers find what they’re looking for among our 1.9 million sellers’ listings, especially crossing borders and languages in our global marketplace.

Looking ahead, this is what you can expect from your first year on the team:

Within your first month, you shipped several things, pairing with teammates when appropriate. You asked a lot of questions and filled in a lot of gaps. You understood our immediate roadmap at a high level: why we worked on those projects, and their impact.

Within your first six months, you continued to pair on new-to-you things, but were independent with familiar tasks. You had a strong understanding of your projects; how the pieces you shipped fit into the whole, and what came next. Our roadmap is updated quarterly and your input shaped it. You shipped a lot and made significant contributions to team goals.

Within your first year, you taught what you learned to others. You shipped features that make a lasting difference for our buyers and sellers, and suggested improvements for the future. You drove projects to completion and led projects with your teammates.

This is a full time role located in our San Francisco office.

About the Role
Improve our Etsy-customized machine translation service with smarter training data collection.
Develop query translation and query understanding tools to improve search ranking across languages.
Build machine-learned ranking models to improve our ranking of search queries for autosuggest.
Improve our spelling correction system and generalize it across languages.
Contribute at all levels of our web application stack, ranging from front-end web interfaces (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) to back-end technologies (PHP, Java, MySQL, Scala, Hadoop, Vertica). Experience in these technologies is nice to have, not required.
Provide detailed and constructive design and code reviews.
Work cross-functionally with various engineering teams.
Gain insights through research, our forums, and our A/B tests.
Push code to production early and often using our continuous deployment systems.
Empathy, communication, and technical skill are valued equally.




About You
You have a tried and true history of technological contributions; you care deeply about your product and know how and when to make trade-offs.
You turn ideas into deeply reliable and well tested code that other people – or you, six months into the future – will find easy to comprehend and modify.
You are comfortable collaborating closely with product managers and designers, providing estimates or product ideas that will influence your team’s roadmap.
You enjoy mentoring others and sharing your time and experience.
You love to craft, whether through code or other artistic expression (The latter is nice to have).
You are a mindful, transparent, and communicative member of your team.

How to apply:

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About Etsy

Etsy.com is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace, offering millions of unique items from sellers in more than 200 countries. We connect shoppers with independent creators and designers to find inspiring handmade goods, while providing artists and makers a platform on which to build their own businesses.