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MTS 2, Software Engineer

San Jose, California


eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact on people across the globe. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you!


eBay’s Media Platform team builds and runs petabyte scale distributed storage platform that powers large scale storage and media use cases. In addition to the billions of images we store and serve, we are investing heavily to create a new video storage and serving platform. We use a combination of internal engineering innovation and external open source technologies to build our always available platforms. The work in this team spans engineering design, implementation and operations for distributed storage, transcoding, streaming, edge-caching, CDN and related uploading and serving capabilities.

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer. You will be a core part of the engineering team that builds one of the most critical systems powering eBay’s global eCommerce business. You will be designing, implementing, testing & scaling this large media platform by working closely with peer engineers, customers, and product managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build, test and deploy software components for a highly available and large distributed system.
  • Perform development and operational tasks to maintain uptime & reliability SLAs of the platform.
  • Consistently deliver high-quality and on-time product releases and deploy to production.
  • Collaborate with product management, customers, peer teams and engineers.
  • Participate in and/or lead engineering discussions, technical evaluations, design reviews and other project discussions.
  • Follow internal Quality and Reliability engineering processes to meet or exceed established standards.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 8+ years of work experience in software design and implementation, ideally in large scale, 24x7 high performance distributed systems.
  • Expertise in object-oriented design and backend software development using Java (preferred), C++, or similar technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, algorithms and distributed systems.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies in an iterative development environment.
  • Experience using open source technologies and/or contributing to open source software.
  • Proven track record with understanding requirements and translate them into high quality engineering work.
  • Proactive and upbeat engineer with a strong bias for action.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills and attention to detail.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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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