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Head, Engineering, Marketing Tech

San Jose, California


Looking for an opportunity where you can shape how the world buys, sells, and gives? Where you’ll be supported in challenging convention, taking risks, and innovating? Where you’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago? Where you can be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact for people across the globe? We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay - if this sounds like you, we’d love to talk!

We are looking for an experienced technical leader to help build the world’s best digital marketing platform, leveraging best of breed technologies and our enormous amount of data to support our customers and growing business. Reporting to eBay’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, you will define the technical direction and vision for the marketing platform; execute on that strategy; and help delight our customers with personalized, simplified, and human experiences that amplify the uniqueness and the value of eBay. You will help enable our current marketing channels (e.g. email, SEM, display, and social), while making it easy to experiment with and scale to future channels. You will identify where it makes sense to build channel-specific capabilities vs. more channel-agnostic platform capabilities. You will work with the data science teams to better empower and leverage science for improved personalization, inspiration, and conversion across our various marketing channels.

Key Responsibilities

-Understand customer behavior data at a deep level and leverage that to drive our customer strategy forward

-Define the longer-term vision, architecture, and related design principles for our digital marketing platform

-Effectively partner across the broader marketing organization to understand the business and product needs and ensure the technical strategy meets those requirements

-Promote a data-driven software development culture of quality, collaboration, inclusion, rapid delivery, and customer impact

-Determine where we should build in house solutions vs. leverage third party software

-Recruit, develop, and manage a high-performing team of product managers, technical leaders, engineers, and scientists across multiple locations

-Represent the marketing technology team in the broader eBay technical community and with the executive leadership team

-Attend external marketing and technical conferences to learn the latest trends and evangelize the novel work we’re doing within the team

Qualifications Needed

-Thought leader in large-scale distributed systems, microservices, machine learning, big data and its related technologies, and experiment design and analysis

-Ability to travel 30% of the time, including internationally

-Experience managing a globally distributed team of 100+ people

Nice to Have

-Deep understanding of multi-channel digital marketing, specifically Paid Search, Paid Social, Affiliate Marketing, Display Ads and CRM systems

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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

San Jose Office