Senior Product Manager, Search

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0030584

At eBay, we believe in being part of a purpose driven community dedicated to creating a bold and versatile work environment. As an integral member of the eBay Search organization you will make a significant and positive contribution that will impact millions of eBay sellers and shoppers around the world.

We are currently looking for an accomplished Product Manager for the Search Platform PM team.  The Search Platform team oversees the Information Retrieval systems that power our Search page, as well as many other experiences across eBay. 

The ideal candidate will have experience with building robust, scalable platforms. Ideally, the candidate will have demonstrated leadership in Search roles or have significant experience in large scale, high performance runtime systems.  Many teams across eBay depend and utilize Search technologies in their products – a successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to thrive in highly matrixed organizations, collaborating with a broad range of teams. 

What we are looking for:

  • Understand the needs and expectations of internal and external customers

  • Understand the plans and challenges of customers – what are their business and long-term goals?

  • Understand the challenges and expectations from usage point-of-view (as opposed to the customers)

  • Understand the competitive landscape – what are other companies do to address the same challenges? What are the industry standards? What are the general market expectations? What are common technologies that are available?

  • Define and prioritize the scenarios and usecases that will best address customer need and requirements

  • Define the developer experience that will deliver best adoption

  • Describe the impact of current defects on the customers and users

  • Prioritize the investments made to address the need between functional requirements, non-functional requirements and defects resolution

  • Review the implementation plans from the customers’ and users’ perspective

  • Monitor the product’s current ability to address the needs through constant validations with the customers

  • Drive to resolve every obstacle that prevents the emerging product by addressing customer’s problems – architecturally, resources-wise, or management attention

  • Plan the roll-out and ramp-up of the product to the customers and users to increase awareness and correct usage

  • Be responsible for the preparation of all the material that is needed for successful adoption of the product – product documentation, tutorials, release notes, reference code, etc.

  • Monitor the progress of adoption and successful usage – collect feedback for upgrades and fixes


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 6 years’ minimum experience as a technical product manager of software platform technologies

  • Proven track record in managing complex systems or projects and working with highly technical customers

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Experience in large organizations including managing dependencies across business units.

Preferred / Plus:

  • Search domain knowledge

  • Large web site operations knowledge

  • Master of Science or MBA

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