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Sr. Android Engineer

Portland, Oregon

R0034118

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose-driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

The bulk of eBay’s DE Product Development team is based in Dreilinden (Berlin) and is part of the global Core Product and Technology team. This Senior Android Engineer role is based in Portland, Oregon. We enable commerce at scale, and have massive customer impact. Whilst doing all this, we are on a mission to improve eBay technology, drive agile adoption and demonstrate customer-centric development targeted towards our customers in Germany. While focused on local market needs we also contribute to eBay’s global product and technology portfolio. To do this, we improve existing experiences, build or extend core products and experiment with new innovations to make the lives of eBay customers better.

We are continually striving for the highest quality, and work in small focused teams following bits of Scrum, bits of Kanban, with a healthy dose of Extreme Programming (p.s. these aren't buzzwords, we mean it when we say we do this stuff).

Our cross-functional teams have Product Management, all aspects of Product Development (including DevOps and Test), and UX all working together every day. We are collocated with eBay Germany’s business teams and closely interact with our German customers and other eBay teams on a daily basis.

Working at eBay is a rewarding, challenging and inspiring experience.

As a Senior Android engineer on the German regional development team, you should have an expert's depth and breadth of experience in Android, Java, Kotlin and Android Developer Studio as well as familiarity with the integration of network services. You should be proficient in teaching and leading by example and mentoring both junior and senior engineers

Primary Job Responsibilities

You must be very familiar with and an advocate of common Agile practices:

  • Designing elegant technical solutions to customer problems
  • TDD, clean code, software craftsmanship
  • Testing at all levels (unit, integration, and UI)
  • Refactoring
  • Continuous delivery and integration
  • Code reviews
  • Standard scrum ceremonies (e.g. stand-ups, sprint planning, demos and retrospectives)
  • Training / coaching

You will also be expected to:

  • Integrate closely w/ colleagues in Germany and other remote offices
  • Evangelize, mentor, and promote mobile development best practices throughout the company
  • Promote a culture of "internal open source" where teams can contribute to each other's code bases regardless of organizational boundaries
  • Enjoy being part of a team of motivated, collaborative, high-achievers 

  • Communicate effectively within your team and across teams.

  • Identify project risks, quantify risk/benefit relationships and provide alternative solutions as well as risk mitigation.

Job Requirements

  • 6+ Years of software design and development experience working on a team
  • 4+ years of experience generating commercial quality Android applications using Java and/or Kotlin -please provide links to published apps
  • Deep web service experience - full stack capabilities strongly preferred
  • Comfortable with rapid development cycles, tight schedules, close integration with QA and product management
  • Deep understanding mobile application design considerations
  • Deep understanding of visual and interaction design principles for Android apps
  • Deep understanding of design patterns, and experience working in a layered architecture
  • Strong work ethic – someone who takes great pride in professionalism, responsibility, and being proactive
  • Self-starter, positive can-do attitude with a strong desire to succeed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proactive and hardworking when tackling new challenges
  • The ability to work independently and the confidence to question where necessary
  • An open, sharing, and interactive approach to software development

  • Some travel to Germany may be required

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in related field or equivalent

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  • 401(k) / Retirement Plans

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