Manager Software Development

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0039658 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape 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.

Who are we?

We are the Product, Item, and Transactions Experience Team in eBay’s Buyer org. The team owns the systems serving Item details pages, Product pages, Transaction flows - such as Auctions, Best offers flows, SEO optimized landing experiences, and Reviews. This team provides technology to power shopping journeys that helps hundreds of millions of customers.  In other words, this team is responsible for the core systems powered by science, backend services, and user experiences to power eBay’s Buyer flows. We drive billions of dollars in revenue via 100’s of millions of page views delivered daily across the globe, across all devices & browsers. Performance, Accuracy, Real time systems (e.g. winning bid), Scalability and availability are paramount. Team and these experiences have great financial and customer impact.  We strive to delight the diverse customer base across the world. We are a data driven agile organization. We ship often, get immediate user feedback and use experimentation to make decisions. We constantly push for engineering excellence and best engineering culture. 

We are looking for a seasoned Engineering Manager with a good balance of technology and people management skills; who has a keen desire to deeply understand our products and services to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability, and scalability. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity, join us and invent the next generation of eCommerce.

What will you do?

  • Lead a talented full-stack team of backend, and frontend engineers

  • Mentor and guide the development of your team members in a tailored empathetic manner suited for each individual

  • Build collaborative and inclusive teams

  • Own your teams deliverables and ship high quality, maintainable software

  • Build and maintain a healthy prioritized backlog in alignment with the team goals

  • Collaborate with product managers, business units, analytics to brainstorm and build the next generation of our product and scale it.

  • Layout technical vision for the team

  • Push the bar to solve complex technical challenges of scale and performance

  • Think ahead and build with the future in mind

  • Maintain a balance between short term and long term goals while shipping high impact products quickly

  • Partner effectively and influence peers and senior leadership both within the organization and across eBay

Job Requirements

  • Experience leading or managing a small to medium-sized team of developers

  • Experience in building large scale distributed systems with high availability, scalability and resiliency

  • Proven results-oriented person with a focus on delivery in a high-velocity environment

  • Ability to grasp new areas; and adapt to changes

  • Great communication skills. Needs to articulate thoughts and proposals clearly

  • Experienced working in Agile teams

  • Familiarity with eCommerce is a plus

  • 10 years of work experience and 3+ years of leading or managing a team

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