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Software Engineer, 3

San Jose, California


Job Description

Do you want to be part of the team that builds and drives the world-class search experience for millions of eBay users? If yes, eBay Search Services team wants to talk to you. We are fun and energetic team of engineers responsible for and passionate about building, enhancing and managing highly scalable, reliable and performant Search Services. Our Services process over 2 billion search requests per day, that powers eBay Search and other Experiences across desktop, mobile web and native stacks and many other partner applications and experiences across eBay eco-system. The eBay Search Services team is looking for passionate, motivated, and top-notch software engineers to join our team to build and manage world class Search Services to power multiple applications and experiences across eBay eco-system.

Who are we?

The Search Services team is revolutionizing the buying experience on eBay. Our goal is to “Create an engaging experience for users by serving contextual content”, and we’re on our way. We are growing at a rapid pace and committed to building an all-star team. We are a team where people who take risks and win are rewarded and grow. Our team is ambitious and passionate; the environment is relaxed and fun. We get things done that make a difference.

What you will do?

Develop and improve search experience incorporating software engineering best practices to enhance eBay’s buying experience.

Work closely with our product and design teams to customize the user experience for eBay search.

Build and support complex web services and experience services stack.

Create delightful experience for customers by developing next gen search that is fast, scalable, secure and easy to use.

Write client-side code for web-based applications and develop new prototypes quickly.

Job Requirements:

What we are looking for in candidates:

3+ years of software design and development experience, solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, OOPs, and Software Design

Excellent knowledge in practicing object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD), design patterns, and software engineering methodologies

3+ years of software development experience in building large scale Web Services and Backend Applications using Java/J2EE, RESTful Web Services, HTTP and JSON technologies

3+ years of hands on experience in Unix/Linux and/or Windows environment

Prior working experience in Agile development teams a major plus

Proven results-oriented person with a delivery focused in a high fast-paced and dynamic environment

Excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills

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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