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Data Engineer

Bellevue, Washington


Data Engineer

Working within the DSS Central team, the Data Engineer will be responsible for the acquisition and transformation of terabytes of data being used to enhance the company’s leverage over data and information. The ETL Engineer will work with the teams to enable the next generation of data driven services at eBay. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience in creating and managing data in SQL/NoSQL environments. Previous experience in environments with big data platforms like Hadoop and processing frameworks like Spark/Hive is highly desirable.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Define, design, implement and test data engineering modules written in Spark/Hive/ANSI SQL.
  • Strong Unix scripting skills.
  • Experience in Java, Scala, and Python is a plus.
  • Experience in Realtime technologies like Flink, Kafka is a plus.
  • Estimate engineering effort; plan implementation, and rollout system changes.
  • Must be able to independently design, code, and test major features.
  • Share engineering support, release, and on-call responsibilities.
  • Find and help fix stability/scalability issues in a very time critical environment.
  • Utilize ETL best practices and implement them for process improvement.
  • Work with external and internal teams to resolve infrastructure related issues when developing integration modules.
  • Experience with agile and waterfall project development methodologies.
  • Exposure and experience working in big data environments managing terabytes of data and information.
  • Able to work with product managers, architects and data scientists to translate conceptual requirements into technical implementation requirements.
  • Understanding of data models and data structures. Knowledge of Star Schema, Data Normalization.
  • Understanding of difference between 3NF and Star Schema.
  • Proficient in parallel data processing concepts.
  • Highly self-motivated for success in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

Basic Qualifications

MS in CS or related engineering field with 5+ years of job relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in CS or related engineering field with 7 + years of of job relevant experience

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  • Quick-thinking
  • Problem-solver


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental,Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health and Wellness Programs

  • 401(k) / Retirement Plans

    Employer Matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development

  • Paid Time Off

    16+ Days of Paid Time Off, Paid Maternity leave, Paid Paternity Leave, 11 Paid Holidays

  • Amenities

    Onsite Gym/Fitness Center

  • Sabbatical

    Sabbatical, 4 paid weeks every 5 years

About our location

Bellevue Office