Mobile Architect

Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Requisition Number:
R0043100

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Ask any Dutch internet user about their favourite Marktplaats story. Observe their excitement about the great deal they found or the exciting people they met. They have made Marktplaats the most popular site and the most downloaded app made in the Netherlands.

We are an international team(26 countries!) of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us. This is a big responsibility; you will work on a high-availability platform, improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team and technologies. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats and eBay. 

Your growth will involve our highly-performant and high-traffic systems. During peak hours, our site's per-second throughput is OVER 1000 searches (which makes us the second most-used search engine in NL), 25K images and 4GB of data; Marktplaats handles over 1 million unique visitors, 350K new advertisements and 155K transactions daily. On an average month, we get 140 million visits, which translates into 2.5 billion page views. But our users demand more, so we are constantly evolving our platform to deliver the experience our customers love.

What you can expect from us: 

  • A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with self-organised, multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams
  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person
  • Work with cool modern technologies such as Scala, Java, Kotlin, Node.js, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Cassandra and more in a fast-evolving Microservices architecture
  • Access to tools and resources to do your job (best-in-class laptop, IDEs, Safari Online subscription, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, and much more)
  • Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across eBay Classifieds Group in trending topics like Machine Learning, AI, DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others
  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work
  • Work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands

The person we are searching for has extensive experience in online or related areas, with 10+ years of full-time employment. We expect the right person to be an expert in (mobile) software engineering and have good knowledge of what it means to work with large and/or distributed systems. We also believe that to be a well-rounded developer, one needs experience with more than just one programming language. Furthermore, we need someone who lives and breathes Agile development, can focus on delivering, and wants to take a leading role in improving how we work.

To help improve our mobile platform we are looking for a

Mobile Software Architect (m/f)

What we expect from you:

  • Coach, guide and mentor teams on architecture and technology choice
  • Actively contribute to the mobile apps codebase
  • Guide the rollout of our Design System for UI components
  • Contribute to the architecture leadership team
  • Define the 3-year strategy for our mobile apps
  • Manage technical debt in the apps
  • Lead our mobile chapter
  • Ensure the apps have high-quality, well-tested and scalable code
  • Collaborate with the other architects and senior devs on identifying, managing and minimizing tech debt in the platform
  • Discuss the impact of product ideas and possible implementations with Product Managers, UX
  • Share architecture knowledge and standards with the teams and other architects
  • Participate in eCG wide discussions about Mobile
  • Be a great communicator, able to take people along in your ideas.

The required qualifications are:

  • proven experience (ideally 5+ years) in (native) mobile development
  • demonstrated extensive ability in software development (ideally 10+ years)
  • Expert level knowledge of one of the big mobile platforms (iOS/Android)
  • Knowledge of defining APIs
  • Experience in defining longer term strategies and views
  • Experience in giving advice on C-level
  • Experience in speaking publicly in an international setting

Some qualifications we would also like, but which are not necessarily needed:

  • Experience with Big Data and AI related problems
  • Experience in GraphQL
  • Scala experience
  • Real life reference or open source projects (GitHub / Bitbucket / Stack-overflow Account) is a plus
  • Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community are a strong plus

Background checks are part of the hiring process. 

Acquisition is not appreciated.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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Mobile Architect

Amsterdam, Netherlands Requisition Number R0043100

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Ask any Dutch internet user about their favourite Marktplaats story. Observe their excitement about the great deal they found or the exciting people they met. They have made Marktplaats the most popular site and the most downloaded app made in the Netherlands.

We are an international team(26 countries!) of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us. This is a big responsibility; you will work on a high-availability platform, improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team and technologies. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats and eBay. 

Your growth will involve our highly-performant and high-traffic systems. During peak hours, our site's per-second throughput is OVER 1000 searches (which makes us the second most-used search engine in NL), 25K images and 4GB of data; Marktplaats handles over 1 million unique visitors, 350K new advertisements and 155K transactions daily. On an average month, we get 140 million visits, which translates into 2.5 billion page views. But our users demand more, so we are constantly evolving our platform to deliver the experience our customers love.

What you can expect from us: 

  • A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with self-organised, multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams
  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person
  • Work with cool modern technologies such as Scala, Java, Kotlin, Node.js, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Cassandra and more in a fast-evolving Microservices architecture
  • Access to tools and resources to do your job (best-in-class laptop, IDEs, Safari Online subscription, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, and much more)
  • Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across eBay Classifieds Group in trending topics like Machine Learning, AI, DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others
  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work
  • Work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands

The person we are searching for has extensive experience in online or related areas, with 10+ years of full-time employment. We expect the right person to be an expert in (mobile) software engineering and have good knowledge of what it means to work with large and/or distributed systems. We also believe that to be a well-rounded developer, one needs experience with more than just one programming language. Furthermore, we need someone who lives and breathes Agile development, can focus on delivering, and wants to take a leading role in improving how we work.

To help improve our mobile platform we are looking for a

Mobile Software Architect (m/f)

What we expect from you:

  • Coach, guide and mentor teams on architecture and technology choice
  • Actively contribute to the mobile apps codebase
  • Guide the rollout of our Design System for UI components
  • Contribute to the architecture leadership team
  • Define the 3-year strategy for our mobile apps
  • Manage technical debt in the apps
  • Lead our mobile chapter
  • Ensure the apps have high-quality, well-tested and scalable code
  • Collaborate with the other architects and senior devs on identifying, managing and minimizing tech debt in the platform
  • Discuss the impact of product ideas and possible implementations with Product Managers, UX
  • Share architecture knowledge and standards with the teams and other architects
  • Participate in eCG wide discussions about Mobile
  • Be a great communicator, able to take people along in your ideas.

The required qualifications are:

  • proven experience (ideally 5+ years) in (native) mobile development
  • demonstrated extensive ability in software development (ideally 10+ years)
  • Expert level knowledge of one of the big mobile platforms (iOS/Android)
  • Knowledge of defining APIs
  • Experience in defining longer term strategies and views
  • Experience in giving advice on C-level
  • Experience in speaking publicly in an international setting

Some qualifications we would also like, but which are not necessarily needed:

  • Experience with Big Data and AI related problems
  • Experience in GraphQL
  • Scala experience
  • Real life reference or open source projects (GitHub / Bitbucket / Stack-overflow Account) is a plus
  • Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community are a strong plus

Background checks are part of the hiring process. 

Acquisition is not appreciated.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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View our privacy policy and accessibility info