Distinguished Engineer, Data & Analytics

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0038759

The vision for eBay is to become the trusted, ubiquitous platform for global commerce, built by the best technology team in the industry, powering compelling multi-screen experiences, core marketplace capabilities, big insights, and the next generation commerce ecosystem. 

We are in a search for an innovative Distinguished Data Leader who to lead the vision of building a scalable, secure Data Analytics and Insights platform for usage by eBay’s Search, Payments, Risk teams and eBay Business.   The person should be able to lead the thought process, designs as well as the implementation of various aspects of eBay’s Big Data ecosystems, creating the future of Data Analytics and Insights. eBay’s analytics data ecosystem is one of the largest in the world. It houses transactional, behavioral, and financial transactions for eBay’s marketplaces globally. The environment includes technologies such as -data warehousing based on open source solutions and an extract-transform-load (ETL) platform, data machine learning platforms and tools, online experimentation platform, as well as multiple Hadoop clusters, specialized variants of Hadoop such as Presto and Spark, and new eBay-developed technologies such as the Kylin analytical engine. Extensions of these solutions are also deployed using real-time solutions based on streaming technologies, such as Kafka, Storm, Flink, while other parts of the solution are service based, utilizing mainstay service patterns, leveraging graph technologies underlying the service layer.

The ideal candidate should have industrial expertise in distributed systems, data analytics, large scale data processing systems, including batch processing and stream processing, machine learning systems, OLAP systems, and strong software engineering and design background. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evolve eBay’s analytical data ecosystems to enable world-class data capabilities, including big data analysis, machine learning, and online experimentations

  • Lead the thought process and architectural design of various data analytics platforms

  • Drive various levels of technical decisions from systems, services, algorithms to operations and processes

  • Work closely with multiple engineering teams on detailed designs and implementations to deliver end products

  • Collaborate with open source communities to drive eBay’s influence and contributions on various open source big data and data analytics projects

  • Communicate effectively with client teams inside eBay to collect requirements and drive adoption of new technologies

  • Represent eBay on strategic technical partnerships within the data and analytics domain

  • Drive operational and engineering excellence into all facets of data engineering


  • 10+ years relevant experience in quantitative research and analysis, with a focus on web analytics, design of experimentation, A/B testing, and multivariate experimentation

  • Experience implementing data analytics systems, such as Hadoop, MPP, streaming and graph solutions

  • Deep understanding of relational databases and extract-transform-load (ETL/ELT/ETLT) patterns

  • Experience with high-availability operations

  • Familiarity with privacy and security controls in analytics environments

  • Experience in leading experimentation operations and developing operating models and/or governance programs

  • Proven ability to design and lead time-sensitive strategic research projects involving methodology development, analysis, strategic recommendations, and presentation of findings to eBay leaders

  • Deep background in statistics and working with large scale A/B testing platforms

  • Expert in translating between practical problems and technical formulations and solutions

  • Experience working closely with engineering teams to build platform capabilities spanning multiple channels (PC, mobile, tablets) a plus

  • MS/PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related studies with statistics focus preferred

  • Experienced in R, SAS, MatLab, SQL

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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.

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