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Director of Engineering, Mobile Apps

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.

As the Engineering leader of this team, you’ll be responsible for leading a team of high performing developers across multiple platforms IOS, Android, Desktop and services. Leading the communication with partner teams, working closely with Product Managers to help setup the Product Roadmap, and communicating the status of work you're doing, and blockers to partners, and management. You will be bringing feedback from critical touch points like Sprint Reviews, Domain Reviews, and the like to tweak technical designs, and tweak processes to ensure that products land efficiently, and with high quality.

You are a huge proponent of Test Driven Development, and will advocate and hold engineers accountable for following this pattern rigorously.

eBay is transforming consumer seller experience by creating a premier platform where selling is as easy as giving away, while at the same time price realization is the highest among all marketplaces.

In an effort to radically simplify consumer selling experience, we are looking for a highly talented and experienced leader who will have an opportunity to work with others to create an extraordinary consumer selling platform. You will be working on high-volume applications that power the eBay marketplace and leading high performing teams to build an engaging selling experience for millions of customers daily and generating billions of dollars in annual revenue. Performance, reliability, scalability and accuracy are of utmost importance as these are some of the most critical flows on eBay and the slightest glitch can have a huge financial impact for eBay and our customers.

You will work closely with many other engineering leaders, business units, product management and user experience designers, to build and ship product solutions that improve the customer experience and meet business objectives. You will work with other talented team members to take on a myriad of technical challenges and help shape the next generation experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write performance appraisals and career planning for direct reports. Manage escalations, production issues, and new product deployments to customers.
  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and assistance to direct reports. Participate in multi-functional planning and reviews with leads from the Product Management and Quality Assurance functions.
  • Work with key partners in the PM, architect and business to identify the right opportunities and put together a strategy to go forward
  • Execute to success through diligent planning, attention to detail, effective delegation and efficient decision-making
  • Communicate effectively across the organization to ensure that the team is completely aligned to the business objectives and can do the job effectively
  • Build strong relationships with peers and other key partners that can help smooth execution, identify new opportunities
  • Bring outside in perspective and point of view on how to we can move even faster
  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and assistance to direct reports
  • Develop a strong set of leaders that can drive success for the agile teams
  • Hire excellent talent that can work in high performing teams and deliver stellar results for the business
  • Actively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend solutions
  • Partner with dependent domains to create shared architecture which meets short term and long term need of the company
  • Evaluate new technologies and know the latest with a broad range of industry trends and developments

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of managing software development and quality engineering teams (with 2+ years of managing mobile engineering teams)
  • 2+ years of managing larger teams of 20 or more engineers
  • 10+ years of work experience in software design and application development
  • Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Hands-on experience and expertise in object-oriented design methodology and application development using IOS, Android, Java/J2EE, Design Patterns, Spring MVC, SQL,NOSQL DB, Web services
  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms.
  • Insatiable desire to build engineering culture which maximizes customer value creation.
  • Deep understanding of web platforms, cloud architectures.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and CD (Continuous delivery)
  • Ought to be dedicated, self-directed, detailed and organized
  • Proven ability to understand the business and make appropriate trade-offs and give technology direction that leads to measurable business improvements
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, iterative development environment
  • Strong people management skills, that includes the ability to coach and mentor engineers of all skill levels
  • Second level management experience and experience with managing multiple SCRUM teams
  • Strong coding background and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications
  • Track record in partnering with recruiting to build incredible engineering teams
  • Actively coached and mentored team members in their careers
  • Been actively involved in setting product strategy
  • Independently started self-sustaining teams
  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
  • Shipped several large scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams

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    Medical, Dental,Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health and Wellness Programs

  • 401(k) / Retirement Plans

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    16+ Days of Paid Time Off, Paid Maternity leave, Paid Paternity Leave, 11 Paid Holidays

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  • Sabbatical

    Sabbatical, 4 paid weeks every 5 years

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