Staff Software Engineer, Accessibility
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands - Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you'll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.
Etsy is seeking Software Engineers to join our Software Engineering organization.
We believe that code is craft and that engineering management is craft as well. The work we do is part of a larger creative culture represented by the hundreds of thousands of inspired artists and designers who make Etsy such a wondrous marketplace. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big, impactful things.
Do you have a passion for design, product engineering, and accessibility?
About the Team
The Accessibility team empowers product teams to launch features and experiments that are accessible-by-design. We are responsible for providing guidance and solving issues regarding how usable our platform (Native and Web) is for users with disabilities. We ensure our user experiences are accessible for buyers and sellers leveraging assistive technologies. We also work side by side with the Design Systems team to ensure that our reusable components are accessible.
Our team is open to both remote candidates and candidates located in Etsy’s Brooklyn HQ.
For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
About the Role
You’ll collaborate with other Product Engineering teams on making new user experiences accessible
You’ll help triage and fix accessibility bugs
You’ll push code in Git and GitHub
You will engage with a wide range of teams to guide their accessibility fixes
You’ll answer questions in Slack and Email regarding new and existing accessibility challenges
You’ll collaborate with our Design Systems teams to implement accessibility as a requirement
You’ll build new experiences that are perhaps invisible to many users but make the world of difference to users using assistive technologies (eg: alt text)
You’ll provide tooling and documentation for Product Engineering teams on how future features may be developed with accessibility in mind from the start
You’re passionate about creating and advocating for accessible experiences
You have experience using assistive technologies, such as screen readers.
You are comfortable working with legacy code while working towards improving it
You are comfortable collaborating on product experiences with other product teams across the company
You’re interested in observing existing development patterns, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and crafting flexible and maintainable solutions to augment those patterns
You have an appreciation for systems-thinking when it comes to creating reusable code and consistent experiences for our internal teams
You believe that building simple, usable tools that work well together can empower engineers and designers to create better products.
You are mindful of the future and strive to create reliable, documented code that other people–or you, six months into the future–will find easy to comprehend and modify.
You might have experience collaborating with design systems teams
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a coverletter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you'vehopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality andvariety. We don't want you to be like everyone else - we want you to belike you! So write to us and tell us what you're all about.
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makesus a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. Weencourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences toapply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexualorientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability,gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status,veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure thatindividuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations toparticipate in the job application and interview process, to performessential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges ofemployment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunitiesmay be limited to certain roles and skillsets.
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.