Manager Software Development

Amsterdam, Netherlands Requisition Number R0034776

eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the team:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eBay Classifieds Group already has a presence and in prospective markets.

In the role of Manager Software Development, you play a key role within our technology leadership; you are responsible for hiring, mentoring and managing people while maintaining strong development standards.

As well as working independently, you will also be responsible for facilitating technical decision-making within a team and across teams/sub departments. Our development strategy is agile and we work in multidisciplinary teams. We do several code rollouts every single day, are data-driven and do extensive A/B testing on both user and partner facing platforms.

As a people manager you will be supporting and facilitating the work of a multidisciplinary development team. Besides that you are hands-on, you are technical and you understand that behind any technical decision there is a business need to be fulfilled.

You are passionate about developing and growing the people in your team, you lead by example and care about personal and team performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a group in the technology team through the combination of coaching, mentoring & sharing best practices so you effectively help individual contributors with career development;

  • Facilitate an agile development team;
  • Identify and support growth of talents, provide feedback and look after people’s personal development;
  • Assess individual and team performance, recognize and promote excellent performance, and address under-performance;
  • Focus on supporting the business priorities, be pragmatic about technology choices;
  • Rapidly develop next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems;
  • Contribute to Marktplaats’ growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years track record of leading development teams and managing people, with at least one year in a leadership role;

  • Minimum of 4 years software development experience;
  • Strong communication skills; ability to communicate and influence people;
  • Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base is an advantage;
  • Previous experience with distributed systems;
  • Experience with Java / Scala;
  • Preferably a university degree in Mathematics or Software Engineering.

What we offer:

  • Dynamic, international teams with very skilled colleagues, a passion for tech industry and e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor.

  • The chance to work closely with international teams across eBay.
  • A competitive salary, phenomenal benefits and an excellent working environment.
  • Silicon Valley amenities, such as iPhones and MacBook Pros, crazy high spec dev machines and very nice office facilities.


From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an exceptional and engaging one. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then apply and send us your CV! For more information, you can contact Radboud Fluttert, Recruiting eBay.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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