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Software Engineer (Distributed Systems)

Austin, Texas
San Jose, California



We are on a mission to build a software defined infrastructure that builds, manages, scales and heals with our business growth. There are many challenges that engage us on a daily basis to evolve our cloud platform and you will play an integral role.

We are looking at engineers at different levels - new college grad to 10+ years of experience.

Our values -

Customer First - Every problem we solve must create value for the customer ( and we put the customer above everything else.

Simplicity - Our systems need to be as simple as possible through thoughtful reduction.

Just Works - Our platforms need to just work at our scale with highest possible availability.

Engineering Excellence - Take pride in engineering solutions that push the boundaries of possibility.


We provide world class problems that very few companies in the technology world have to deal with. These are very important for running the business at our scale and need to be solved for highest reliability, availability and in a most efficient manner. These help us to be the platform of choice for millions of our customers - for many of them, primary source of income.

We provide autonomy, we expect mastery and collectively we help our purpose. You can expect not to see any bureaucracy.


  • B.S/M.S/Ph.D in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. A lack of degree can be supported by an accomplished career in building software systems at scale.

  • Solid foundations in computer science - data structures, logical thinking, algorithms, space-time complexities, Operating Systems etc.,

  • Demonstrable experience in solving problems in the areas of distributed systems at scale preferably at Systems level (Application level experience with systems orientation is also welcome) - optional if you are a new college grad.

  • Experience working in the Kubernetes as a consumer or a provider (public or private clouds) is a plus.

  • Programming languages - Go, Python, Java.

  • Expertise in Linux Kernel, Networking stacks is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and advance the capabilities of our highly reliable and available cloud services - Compute, Network and Storage.

  • Own the services from cradle to grave with development, test, deploy, monitor and measure.

  • Conceive new ideas to problems and take them to market through rapid prototyping, validation, iterative development and continuous test and deployment.

  • Challenge yourself, enrich in an environment of like minded engineers and most importantly Have fun!

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–Dileep, Staff Software Engineer

Everyday, I get a chance to work with smart and dedicated people to build the best shopping experience for our customers. Because so many people use eBay, I am proud that my work is impacting people in a positive way.

–Steve, Full Stack Software Engineer

Everyday I work with people passionate to deliver great experiences for millions of buyers and sellers. It brings me great joy knowing that the features I work on greatly impact the lives of people from around the world, from all walks of life.

–Andrew, Software Engineer

We do things different, the hack way, the happy way. And we celebrate the best way. We are the pirates of eBay!

–Shakul, Software Development Manager

eBay gives me the freedom to challenge the status quo. This creates a unique adrenaline rush that pushes all boundaries and paradigms and helps bring out new ideas that ultimately redefine e-commerce shopping experience. If you love such challenges, you'll love work at eBay.

–Sriharsha, Software Engineer

Success Profile

What makes a successful Software Developer at eBay? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Team player
  • Courageous
  • Productive
  • Creative
  • Quick-thinking
  • Problem-solver


  • Healthcare

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

  • 401(k) / Retirement Plans

    Employer Matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development

  • Paid Time Off

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

  • Amenities

    Onsite Gym/Fitness Center

  • Sabbatical

    Sabbatical, 4 paid weeks every 5 years

About our location

Austin Office