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Senior software engineer

San Jose, California


Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage, and imagination?  Join eBay and help shape the future of digital commerce. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by connecting and empowering millions of buyers and sellers around the world.  As one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, eBay offers more than 1 billion live listings every day.

eBay Motors is the original online marketplace for cars, trucks, motorcycles, vehicles parts, and accessories.  With over 5M vehicles sold, our customers include vehicle enthusiasts, dealerships, and parts distributors.

Job Responsibilities

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

  • Develop systems using Node.JS/JavaScript and Java

  • Hands-on experience building web technologies and services (e.g. Java/NodeJs/C++, etc.) along with browser technologies (Marko, React, Javascript, HTML, etc.)

  • 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

  • Proven results-oriented person with a focus on delivery in a high-velocity and high-availability environment.

  • Work with other engineering specialists, Architecture, Product Management, QA, and Operations teams to develop innovative solutions that meet business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules and consistency to development principles and product goals.

  • Develop technical & domain expertise and apply to solving product challenges.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Lead by example and share knowledge with the team

  • Proven results-oriented person with a focus on delivery in a high-velocity and high-availability environment.

  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes with implications for cross-functional teams.

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field plus 5 years work experience or MS with 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with Node JS, Javascript, Java, Scala, Oracle/NOSQL DBs

  • Experience building web and RESTFul applications

  • Experience working with frameworks such as Spring MVC

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

  • Full stack experience developing in Scala/Python and working with Hadoop and related tools

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

  • Excellent decision-making, communication, collaboration, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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At eBay Buyer Experience team, the drive for a faster and sleeker pages constantly inspires me. The fact that my work touches millions of users everyday in one way or the other and to learn what affects a person’s decision to make that purchase brings a sense of fulfillment.

–Dileep, Staff Software Engineer

Everyday, I get a chance to work with smart and dedicated people to build the best shopping experience for our customers. Because so many people use eBay, I am proud that my work is impacting people in a positive way.

–Steve, Full Stack Software Engineer

Everyday I work with people passionate to deliver great experiences for millions of buyers and sellers. It brings me great joy knowing that the features I work on greatly impact the lives of people from around the world, from all walks of life.

–Andrew, Software Engineer

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–Shakul, Software Development Manager

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–Sriharsha, Software Engineer

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