Director/Architect Network Technologies

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0039682 Subsidiary eBay

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!

About the team:

Core Technology (CT) is a distributed team responsible for the end-to-end eBay technology platform. This platform runs our entire infrastructure and all the services that come together to form This position is within NCIE (Network and Critical Infrastructure Engineering) team under CT that is responsible for engineering and operations of global network and datacenter infrastructure.

This position will report into the VP of NCIE team.


  • Own and provide thought leadership to the evolution of network technologies along with developing strategies of execution

  • Ensure detailed alignment of architecture, engineering and operational subject areas for site network technologies

  • Work cross-group with datacenter, tools, hardware engineering and other platform engineering teams to ensure alignment with strategy and execution

  • Facilitate cross-group work to drive automation and seamless operations of existing and new designs and devices

  • Engage with open source and standard-body industry to drive innovation that eBay can use.

  • Build proper relationship with strategic technology vendors to ensure efficient delivery of technologies


  • Excellent knowledge of network technologies from protocol, design and device internal point of views.

  • Excellent understanding of network topologies, scaling issues, protocols and design principles used within datacenter fabric, Internet backbone, peering and cloud infrastructures.

  • Strong understanding of security platform like Firewalls and DDoS mitigation technologies

  • Deep understanding of the de-aggregated switching model including components that are part of open source ecosystem.

  • Strong understanding of software systems and network tools

  • Proven ability to operate large scale and complicated infrastructure through its life cycles

  • Effective ability to communicate to different levels within the company from C level to engineers

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to build cross-group bridges to drive effective partnership

  • Ability to diffuse conflict and energize teams with thought-leadership and clarity of purpose


  • Ideal candidate requires 15+ yrs of experience in relevant field of work

  • BS or MS in field of Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent preferred


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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