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eBay for Charity Back End Engineer

San Francisco, California

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.

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 eBay for Charity team is is rebuilding the systems that makes eBay one of the largest fundraising platforms in the world.  The eBay for Charity Engineering team works closely with the Product Management, Quality Engineering, Design and Business Partners to build business solutions that are used by millions of eBay users across the globe every day. We are responsible for raising over $75,000,000 per year for charities which depend on us to help them raise the funds they use to make the world a better place.

Our agile teams are based in Portland Or and work closely with partners based in San Jose, California. Occasional amount of travel to and between those locations will be required. The team works on technologies such as Java, Node.js, web-services, browser-related technologies (jQuery, React, HTML5, etc.), iOS, Android and database solutions (NoSQL, Oracle, etc.).  Like everything else at eBay, we build scalable and highly-available systems for the millions of users that depend on us to conduct their businesses.

Primary Job Responsibilities

We’re seeking a software engineer with a proven track record of building great products. This person will be hands-on with product development, building high quality software. Being able to deal with complex systems while helping the rest of the team navigate ambiguity in requirements is very important. This role requires  partnership and collaboration with other organizations throughout eBay, so (s)he must have great communication skills and the ability to work well with others.  Having a good amount of experience with agile teams and methodologies is required.

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience building web services in Java

  • Familiarity with browser technologies (Javascript, HTML, etc.)

  • Experience writing unity and integration tests

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related major.

  • Proven track record of successful deliveries and building large-scale systems.

  • Background with teams using agile methodologies.

  • Desire to inspire others through innovative user experiences that balance business needs and customer expectations.

  • Deep technology expertise and can work well with a diverse set of professionals.

  • Experience in Node.JS, CubeJs, Java, Oracle/ Mongodb (or other NOSQL db’s), REST, Event Source, Web Sockets, HTML5, CSS3, RWD, JQuery is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and provide good feedback on business requirements.

What you will do

  • Define, estimate, design, implement, and test interactive experiences that connect eBay customers and charitable organizations.

  • Drive architecture discussions, lead product design, code reviews and propose solutions to system and product changes.

  • Work with other engineers, managers, Product Management, QA, and Operations teams to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.

  • Independently design, code, and test major features, as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex changes.

  • Share engineering support, release, and on-call responsibilities.

  • Identify technical areas for improvement and make detailed business cases for improvements or new areas of opportunities.

  • Find and help fix stability/scalability issues in a very time critical environment.

  • Develop industry and product technical expertise relevant to eBay’s deployment and business model.

  • Expected to deliver consistently with little supervision.

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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.

  • Problem-solver 10
  • Quick-thinking 9
  • Creative 8
  • Productive 7
  • Courageous 6
  • Team Player 5

Rewards

  • 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

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San Francisco Office
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