Principal Software Architect (f/m)

Dreilinden, Brandenburg, Berlin, Land Berlin Requisition Number R0026548 Subsidiary

The eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative global leader in online classifieds. Our sites help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. We have ten brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities. is the most popular market for buying and selling vehicles in Germany.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new, innovative product and we are looking for you as a:

Principal Software Architect (f/m)

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create an architecture vision for and plan steps to achieve that vision

  • Together with other architects decide on technologies to evaluate, adapt and replace

  • Ensure code quality and maintainability by evolving architecture and tech stack, code reviews, refactoring, standards and improving build and test systems

  • Coach, guide and mentor teams and other architects on technology choices and architecture

  • Collaborate with the other architects and senior devs on identifying, managing and minimizing tech debt in the platform

  • Consult Product Managers, UX and stakeholders on the impact of product ideas and possible implementations

  • Share architecture knowledge, learnings and best practices with the teams and other architects within the eBay Classifieds Group

  • Contribute to the eBay Classifieds Group virtual architecture team

Your profile:

  • Several years of experience as a software architect ideally in a web company with high traffic

  • Deep knowledge of Java 8, Spring Framework, web technologies and (non-) relational databases (bonus: node.js, react)

  • Advanced understanding of design, implementation and operation of distributed services and APIs

  • Passion for agile software development, product discovery and continuous deployment

  • High aspiration for quality balanced with a good sense of pragmatism

  • Having use domain-driven design to build scalable systems would be a plus

  • Independently and quick adoption of new technologies and concepts

  • Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community are a strong plus

  • Understand business impact of technology decisions

  • Effective oral and written English communication skills

What we offer:

  • A family friendly company
  • A dynamic team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce and professionalism
  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies and lots of flexibility
  • High team autonomy and agile environment
  • Challenging work with a diverse, highly skilled and humorous team
  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.
  • Competitive salary and great benefits e.g. conference & education budget, company pension scheme, employee stock plans, developer-grade notebook or desktop of your choice (Mac/PC)

Looking to leave your footprint in motors e-commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, and share vehicles around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven team that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join

We are looking forward to your online application at

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