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Software Engineer

San Jose, California


Job Description Summary

C2C Selling Team:

We are seeking a highly motivated, talented and passionate application developer to build and innovate on the eBay commerce experience. You will be working on high-volume web applications that power the eBay marketplace, providing an engaging selling experience for millions of customers daily and generating billions of dollars in annual revenue. You will be part of a team that manages the highly trafficked selling flow which customers use to list their on eBay. Performance, reliability, scalability and accuracy are of utmost importance as these are some of the most critical flows on eBay and the slightest glitch can have a huge financial impact for eBay and our customers.

You will work closely with business units, product management, user experience designers and quality engineering to innovate, build and ship product solutions that improve the customer experience and meet business objectives. You will work with other talented team members to tackle a myriad of technical challenges and help shape the next generation experience.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of work experience in software design and application development or MS in Computer Science plus 2 years of experience

  • Extensive hands-on experience and expertise in object-oriented design methodology and application development using Java/J2EE, Design Patterns, Spring MVC, SQL, Web services

  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms

  • 2+ years of experience in developing high performance, highly scalable, database driven consumer web applications

  • Good understanding of web services and SOA related standards like REST/OAuth/JSON

  • Experience with Spring, OSGI and other open source frameworks is a plus

  • Experience with agile development methodologies such as Test Driven Development (TDD) is a plus

  • Must be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organized

  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, iterative development environment

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At eBay Buyer Experience team, the drive for a faster and sleeker pages constantly inspires me. The fact that my work touches millions of users everyday in one way or the other and to learn what affects a person’s decision to make that purchase brings a sense of fulfillment.

–Dileep, Staff Software Engineer

Everyday, I get a chance to work with smart and dedicated people to build the best shopping experience for our customers. Because so many people use eBay, I am proud that my work is impacting people in a positive way.

–Steve, Full Stack Software Engineer

Everyday I work with people passionate to deliver great experiences for millions of buyers and sellers. It brings me great joy knowing that the features I work on greatly impact the lives of people from around the world, from all walks of life.

–Andrew, Software Engineer

We do things different, the hack way, the happy way. And we celebrate the best way. We are the pirates of eBay!

–Shakul, Software Development Manager

eBay gives me the freedom to challenge the status quo. This creates a unique adrenaline rush that pushes all boundaries and paradigms and helps bring out new ideas that ultimately redefine e-commerce shopping experience. If you love such challenges, you'll love work at eBay.

–Sriharsha, Software Engineer

Success Profile

What makes a successful Software Developer at eBay? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Team player
  • Courageous
  • Productive
  • Creative
  • 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

San Jose Office