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Software Engineer - Shipping

Bellevue, Washington


Shipping Team in eBay connects the online marketplace to physical logistics. We simplify options for thousands of sellers, partner with carriers across the globe, and provide cheap, fast and reliable options for millions for buyer.

Shipping is a core eBay initiative responsible for delivering the world’s greatest selection cheaply, conveniently and dependably. The shipping team is the driver for many key programs like

  • eBayPlus: eBay’s answer to Amazon prime in Germany.

  • ClickandCollect: Forming symbiotic relationships with other retailers (like Argos in UK, Woolworths in AU) to allow buyers to collect packages in time and place convenient to them.

  • GlobalShippingProgram: Responsible for expanding inventory to international buyers and seamlessly intermediating international shipping on behalf of sellers.

  • GlobalLabelandTrackingPlatform: Partnering with carriers all over the globe to provide postage (label printing, rates, payment) and tracking solutions to eBay sellers.

  • ShippingScience: Uses advanced machine learning techniques to predict an item’s weight and dimension, simplifying the item listing flow for casual C2C sellers, predicts how soon a package will arrive powering programs like Fast and Free.

The Shipping Technology team is all based in eBay’s Seattle (Bellevue) center. Your career growth is important to us, and we believe our site will provide long-term sustained development opportunities. We work to pursue highly technical and practical problems with cutting edge technologies. Our massively distributed environments make a real and immediate impact on one of the planet's biggest marketplace communities.

Shipping is powered by scalable and distributed services that support the whole of eBay. To name a few: Seller listing flow, Search, View Item, Cart/Checkout, Label printing, Tracking, Returns, Trust standards and Marketing. You will have a real view on how eBay's stack works end to end.

We are looking for self-motivated and talented individuals to join us. Work on new products that will evolve and grow the eBay Core Shipping Product and Technology team.

Are you passionate about being a customer advocate and delivering high-quality designs and components that can scale vertically and horizontally? Are you a creative thinker, not afraid to find outside-the-box solutions for difficult challenges with high scale systems? Then this is the job for you.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Design and implement projects throughout all phases of the software development process.

  • Work with engineers and other multi-functional teams including Research, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Operations etc.

  • Develop phenomenal software that meets market needs with respect to functionality, reliability, performance, and scalability.

  • Track business impact of features on a regular basis

  • Rely on data to make informed decisions about future directions

  • Scope, prioritize, plan, bug fix, deploy, document and most importantly, have fun.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field like Mathematics

  • Excellent coding skills in Java, C++ or C# (will be primarily coding in Java) and proven use of test automation to certify your code

  • Outstanding design and problem solving skills, passion for quality and engineering excellence at scale. Experience in distributed systems, database technologies, and online services is a strong plus

  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated passion for learning and implementing creative large-scale architectural patterns to turn business requirements into simple solutions

  • Have a sincere love for technology, a curiosity for playing with the latest tools and open source frameworks, and the ability to work in a fast paced, iterative development environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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–Dileep, Staff Software Engineer

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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

Bellevue Office