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Software Engineer, Web Front End

San Jose, 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.

Do you want to use your software engineering skills to make the world a better place? eBay is looking for a web front end or full stack web engineer to join our charity team and help make eBay the largest platform for charitable giving in the world. In this role you will build and enhance features that connect eBay customers and charities. You will help make it easy for eBay customers to donate funds, buy, and sell items that support good causes. You will be joining a small but passionate and exceptionally talented team of people who are committed to making a real difference and having a lasting impact. You will be working with the latest technologies and frameworks and be called upon to innovate and grow.

What you will do:

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

  • Segment and design system layers to support componentized and layered application development, including user interface, business functionality, and database access.

  • 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.

  • Estimate engineering effort; plan implementation, and rollout system changes.

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of industry experience; A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.

  • Strong software design, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong expertise in Node.js. HTML5, CSS3, pure Javascript (not having to rely on JS frameworks), latest JS frameworks such as React.js, understanding of XML Schemas, AJAX, REST/SOA services, WSDL, etc.

  • Experience building responsive websites is highly desired, working across platforms/browsers is a must.

  • Experience in Java is a plus; (able to read and modify existing code is a requirement)

  • Understand design patterns, perform application profiling, debugging and solving DB performance issues.

  • Experience writing full stack applications in a modern Node.js development environment.

  • Working knowledge of Windows and UNIX development environment and associated tools like source code management, bug tracking etc.

  • Have design sense (know how critical design is to the product)

  • Able to communicate effectively (verbally and written)

  • Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus in a high velocity, high quality environment.

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–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

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–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.

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


  • 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


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