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 hiring a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join the Ad Ranking advertising team. Our team develops custom machine-learning models that can drive product vision and customer impact. We are looking for individuals who are product and delivery-driven, and are passionate about making ML innovations in digital advertising to help improve the Etsy buyer/seller experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in building user-centric ML systems for a two-sided marketplace with 90+ million buyers, 5+ million sellers, and hundreds of millions of unique, handmade, vintage listings. Etsy sellers use Etsy ads for advertising their products and growing their business. Etsy Ads optimizes sellers’ budgets to advertise their listings in the places on Etsy where they perform best. The work on the Ads team includes building machine learning systems we use for ad ranking, bidding, budget pacing, and dynamic ad experiences on Etsy.com and the Etsy app. You can learn more one of our recent projects on our
Here’s a taste of the problems we’re solving:
How can we ensure that the right ads are put in front of the right buyers?
How can we help our sellers set bids to achieve the highest rate of return?
How do we maintain a pipeline that scales for our 90+ million buyers and sellers?
How can we detect bad actors in our system to protect sellers?
How can we help our sellers to allocate budget?
What You'll Do:
Work cross functionally with product engineering teams and communicate your ideas and model capabilities to product managers
Push the state of the art and apply the latest advances in deep learning and machine learning to improve buyer and seller experiences on Etsy
Prototype, optimize, and productionize large-scale ML models that help deliver key results
Conduct A/B experiments to validate the effectiveness of ML models and pipelines
Work closely with product managers, ML engineers, full-stack engineers, and designers on product teams to deliver content to tens of millions of users