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Software Engineer

San Jose, California


Looking for a company that inspires and incites innovation? Want to help shape the future of global commerce and influence how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of. We are looking for a motivated Software Engineer to help build a robust and scalable innovation platform. In this role you will work with the team to understand end-user requirements, identify novel use cases, and deliver exceptional products. We are looking for the highest levels of technical talent and programming skills, as well as a passion for innovation and desire to deeply understand and contribute to the program. You’ll work alongside the best and the brightest engineering talent in the industry while building critical features, planning implementations, and triaging issues.

More about the team:

The Innovation Programs team is a part of eBay’s Core Product and Technology Business Operations organization and aims at mentoring and empowering employees to take their innovative ideas from inception through to delivery. Together we mentor eBay's thousands of inventors, working with and coaching them to define, ideate, prototype, and execute upon their ideas. Each year, through a series of events, resources, and partnerships, eBay's Innovation Programs produces over 300 working prototypes which increasingly help shape our roadmap.

General Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of software engineering experience or Master’s Degree with 2+ years of experience
  • A passion for innovation, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Experience implementing large scale, distributed, highly available and secure, and fault-tolerant systems
  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms
  • Willing to learn and adopt a team’s methodologies and engineering practices

Technical Specifics:

  • Experience coding in both Java and JavaScript
  • Experience working with the Spring/Spring Boot, and Node.js application frameworks
  • Experience working with NoSQL database systems. Experience with Elasticsearch is a plus.
  • Understanding of API design, RESTful principles, and design patterns
  • Experience with Maven/Jenkins, CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience in multi-threaded and concurrency programming: deadlock, starvation, thread allocation, thread safety, concurrency design patterns.

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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