Lead Application Security Engineer

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0018707 Subsidiary eBay

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This position is a senior individual contributor role in eBay’s Application Security team. The team delivers application security frameworks and solutions for eBay. We are developing security software for eBay’s Cloud, and providing the next generation of real time Application security software to protect the eBay site from attacks. The position requires good understanding of architecture, design and coding in multiple application security platforms and framework functions. Successful candidates will be familiar with delivering application security solutions and providing technical guidance to an Application Security engineering team.


  • Strong understanding of application security patterns including web application security (SQL Injection, XSS, CSRF, platform hardening), and mobile security (device fingerprinting, Mobile authentication and key exchange) strategies.
  • Expertise in Java programming implementing large scale, high availability, fault-tolerant web infrastructure, with clear concepts of concurrency in Java, Java security APIs, features and performance.
  • Strong software engineering background with implementation expertise using various technology stacks.
  • Expertise in developing and implementing one or more of the following: Identity and Access Management, SSO, SAML, Open ID, OAuth2 or 2FA technologies.
  • 8+ years of large scale, full life cycle development experience (if Masters in Engineering) or 10+ years (if Bachelors in Engineering), preferably 3+ years as a lead engineer.
  • Strong knowledge of industry trends in security technology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressured environment and crisis situation.
  • Ability to multi-task multiple projects at once and drive for results independently.
  • Ability to be a lead Application Security engineer in an Individual Contributor role providing technical guidance to a team of highly skilled Application Security engineers

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or long term unemployment circumstances. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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