MTS1, Software Engineer, Back End

San Francisco, California Requisition Number R0040235 Subsidiary eBay

Like to shake things up? We do! The Advertising Team is reinventing advertising at eBay!  We’re creating innovative ad-tech solutions to optimize the ad monetization and experience on eBay.  Our goal is to create a valuable experience for both buyers and sellers, while also driving performance for advertisers.  To that end, we are innovating rapidly in the ad-tech space and there is no shortage of new challenges for motivated individuals. As a MTS 2 Software Engineer, you will work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers (frontend, backend, machine learning, quality) to revolutionize the advertising space for eBay and beyond.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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

  • Designing elegant technical solutions to customer problems

  • Design new experiences for eBay sellers and advertisers to promote their products, manage their advertising campaigns, and improve their sales

  • Proficient in Test Driven Development, clean code, software craftsmanship

  • Build highly available, scalable user facing applications and RESTful Public APIs

  • Develop systems using Java, Scala, Node.js

  • Learn new external and internal technologies as the need/opportunity arises 

  • Operate within our internal open source community where we share a variety of projects and codebases

  • Build, test, and deploy your code in a continuous manner

  • Execute as part of a cross-functional Agile team that rapidly delivers iterative value to customers

  • Contribute to technical conversations and debates, and decide upon approaches and tools to utilize

  • Lead by example and share knowledge with the team

You will also be expected to:

  • Integrate closely w/ colleagues in different functional groups and remote offices

  • Evangelize, mentor, and promote engineering 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:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field plus 8 years work experience or MS with 6 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with JVM languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala), Hadoop and/or NodeJS

  • Experience in building large scale Web Services and Backend Applications using Java/J2EE, RESTful Web Services, HTTP and JSON technologies

  • Deep understanding of design patterns, and experience working in a layered architecture

  • Knowledge of core CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms

  • Experience in interacting with external partners and architecting the systems

  • Experience with modern DevOps principles and continuous delivery

  • Strong work ethic - someone who takes great pride in professionalism, responsibility, and being proactive

  • A positive can-do attitude with a strong desire to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Code samples from private github repos, side projects, and open source project contributions is a plus

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