Sr. Director - Seller Experience

Netanya, Central District Requisition Number R0021928 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.

THE COMPANY:

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? With more than a billion active listings, tens of millions of daily transactions, conducted by tens of millions of sellers / hundreds of millions of buyers, across more than 30 countries, and 22 different currencies, comprised of a product catalog staggering in diversity - eBay is a marketplace like no other that has ever existed 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.

THE ROLE:

This role will report directly the VP of Engineering for eBay’s Global Selling, Monetization, and Ads platforms. To be located in Israel, the role is to lead eBay’s global Seller Experience Machine Learning, Applied Research organization in support of dramatically elevating the capabilities of all of eBay’s Selling and Monetization product platforms. Ensuring eBay’s tens of millions of sellers have access to world class, supremely intelligent tools and api’s to support their needs to operate and grow, is key pillar of eBay’s strategic vision for the company. The person in this role will drive innovation and execution for this utterly critical core competency of the company.   

ARE YOU THE ONE:

The ideal candidate must have sustained, demonstrable capability of leading engineering, data science, and applied research teams to build robust, scalable platforms that enable and drive innovation to deliver groundbreaking results for their organization. He/she must ensure the company is forward thinking in core technical competencies such as the scale, quality, ability to embed outstanding intelligence in to all product offerings across the entire seller focused ecosystem within eBay. In addition to the required experience for delivering large scale, high performance runtime systems, the ideal candidate will also have experience with areas of economics, monetary systems. With the act of selling being key to the rest of eBay’s ecosystem, the person in this role will be a key partner for many teams who depend on the eBay’s selling platform and to use related technologies in their own product areas.

The successful candidate will also have the ability to thrive in highly large organizations, collaborating with a broad range of teams. Equally important to technical skills above are a proven set of human oriented, leadership skills. This person will be responsible for recruiting, retaining, and scaling high-performing engineering, data science, and applied research teams. This will require someone with reputable past hands on experience, exceptional leadership skills and an ability to not just manage, but more importantly to inspire a diverse group of highly talented individuals. Last but not least, this leader will have a unique, compelling way of bringing the customer viewpoint into every decision in the company. eBay requires someone who understands the importance of making the entire customer process smooth, and totally transparent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set technology vision and strategy for data engineering and science, focused on developing platform and services that power all of eBay’s Selling and Monetization platforms.

Establish best practices for data engineering and development, including agile and other lean model development and testing strategies to accelerate time to market.

Formulate & communicate long-term objectives & expectations, define strategic direction

Provide technical direction for a distributed world-class engineering, research team.

Recruit, develop and mentor world-class engineering, research talent.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Track record of leading and promoting courageousness, excellence, and collaboration

Demonstrated leadership experience in a complex, matrixed global organization

Experience developing and implementing strategic direction for a dynamic organization

Passion for leading data engineering and data product development teams

Deep experience across the full stack – including Java, Ruby/Rails, JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5, Git, REST APIs, Spark, Kafka, Storm, Couchbase, Elasticsearch, Hadoop HDFS, HBase

Experience with large scale analytical DBMSs (e.g. Teradata and Vertica) is a plus

Experience with integrated data modeling and logical/physical data architecture is a plus

Experience with data security and governance is a plus Track record of developing solid trusted relationships with partners.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  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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