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Senior MTS

San Jose, California


Do you want to be part of the team that architects the industry’s most powerful and innovative e-commerce technology stack? eBay’s Core Product Technology team is embarking on an exciting journey to transform itself and is determined to revolutionize the future of the e-commerce landscape.

Are you the kind that simply loves all kinds of technologies and wants things to “just work the right way”? Do you live and breathe creating “artistic” code and engineering designs that exude quality and encourage others?

The Experimentation Platform (EP) Engineering team is looking for folks who live for coding and debugging complex problems across a range of technology stacks. Our team has partners across the company that rely on the EP runtime and APIs to show end users new UX experiences or algorithmic variations to content using A/B Tests and get a thorough understanding of positive or negative impact to user metrics. This empowers the Domain Product Managers to decide whether or not to ramp their new features to 100% of eBay traffic.

Job Summary:

For the technologists out there - your playground is going to be technologies ranging from cloud computing infrastructure and platforms such as OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Kibana, Storm, Kafka, Networking, Linux and DevOps to Big Data (Hadoop and Teradata) to machine learning algorithms, data sciences and search engines to application cloud services built on Java, Node.js to mobile applications and business entity e-commerce systems and more.

So what is it going to take for you to be part of this team of world-class engineers?

Ideally you will be that expert who first and foremost - is the coder of coders, the debugger of debuggers and lives and breathes building quality systems and enhancing quality so that systems always work! You should be unafraid to get into complex code, debug complex interactions and systems and quickly figure out why they’re not working.

As a Senior MTS, a big onus is on enabling the team to succeed on their projects. You have a keen design sense, and should be able to guide others to adopt elegant designs before starting to code. You should also be a Code Reviewer extraordinaire and be willing to give detailed guidance to improve the code that the team produces.

You are someone that likes learning new tech and working with multiple team members in order to understand and improve first, but then later develop standard methodologies as well as up level others and their software. You will also partner with internal customers to provide best practices and patterns to help them effectively integrate with EP infrastructure. You will share and develop patterns of writing great quality software and help others on the team do the same.


* Gather requirements and develop great design documents

* Drive, design and build complex software systems from scratch

* Define the interfaces needed to integrate with partner teams like Mobile Native Applications, Web Applications, and Backend Services

* Implement and automation Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

* Work multi-functionally with various teams at eBay including: product management, QA/QE, various product lines, and/or business units to drive forward results

* Demonstrate a passion for developing well architected, elegant, web and/or mobile apps

* Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies

* Mentor less experienced engineers on various software development standard methodologies and pattern

* Collaborates with engineers and other senior architects on Design for Testability, Quality Frameworks, DevOps and Data driven designs and engineering patterns and behaviors

* Explores, evaluates and develops new advances in diagnostic tools and methods, and build high-quality tools to debug and diagnose system failures, perform failure analysis and effectively identify root causes of alerts and failures.

* Demonstrates ability to turn innovative ideas into new and improved diagnostic tools and methodologies


* Proven expertise in building platforms that support scale, security, availability, performance and automation.

* Hands-on experience in building a microservices based architecture and platform developed and deployed at scale.

* Strong track record of engineering excellence including continuous delivery of high quality, massively scaled, innovative software.

* Expertise in test-driven development and establishing a DevOps practice are a plus.

* Domain expertise in one or more e-commerce or cloud infrastructure services.

* Well understood distributed and ecommerce processing systems, operating systems, system debuggers, microservice architectures and applications development skills

* Experience and knowledge of IC functional test pattern generation and debugging

* Exceptional Linux, Java, coding and scripting skills

* Excellent in collaborative environment with the ability to lead a development team.

* Strong skills for verbal & written communication targeting technical and non-technical audiences

* Flexible, adaptable, and able to autonomously manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced, iterative development environment with short turnaround times.

* Self-motivated, passionate for technology, and strong driver for results and continual improvement.

* Standout colleague - you work well independently and in multi-group cross-discipline environment.

Preferred qualifications:

* BS/MS in CS with 10-12 or more years in software engineering, design and architecture.

* 8+ years minimum of real-world coding, debugging and diagnostics experience in high scale distributed microservice architectures

* Experience with code analysis (dissecting features, stepping through program execution with a debugger, examining system internals)

* Experience at analyzing and mining very large data sets by using existing utilities and writing new tools if needed

* Programming & Coding experience. Java, Javascript strongly preferred

* Experience with at least one high scale data storage/database system (preferably experience with relational and nonrelational databases


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