Software Engineer 2, Quality

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0039033 Subsidiary eBay

This is a challenging, highly technical Quality Engineering role requiring analytical, innovative thinkers who can build cutting edge testing technologies and use next-generation automation techniques to successfully certify and automate eBay’s core marketplace platform: a global, distributed component architecture serving 100+ million visits a week which is one of the largest eCommerce platform in the world.  This role will be in Ebay's Selling group, building tools and interfaces for ebay’s sellers, small and large, including ebay’s largest sellers conducting millions of sales per week.  You will be working on cutting edge technologies for very large scale inventory management on the ebay platform, including listing products, managing inventory, sales, orders, shipping, returns, payments and the entire order lifecycle, as well as sophisticated reporting, pricing and inventory recommendations.  You will deal with technology challenges like optimizing the performance settings and threading model for complex service stacks, and complex fault tolerance and recovery scenarios.

Job level can be adjusted to candidate’s qualifications and experience

Write automation testing in Java, Junit, Selenium and other internal Java-based automation frameworks for Frontend, SOA/Services and messaging components

Contribute to developing sophisticated, stable, internal Java automation frameworks increasing efficiency, re-usability and flexibility supporting a 100+ person QA organization.

Help develop and enhance eBay’s continuous integration framework, merging build/compile/test/validate processes with scheduling, automated notifications and graduated build deployments

Contribute to development of environment management, test automation admin and monitoring tools for a large scale, distributed component agile testing environment supporting hundreds of Quality Engineers and Developers across over 1000 servers

Work with engineers, team leads, managers to help developing innovative testing solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to testing goals and principles

Participate in knowledge sharing sessions, present test engineering solutions to others

Help set vision for automation frameworks, continuous integration environments and test strategies across teams

Influence development and architecture counterparts to design for testability

Prioritize and plan testing activities for the broader team including coordinated integration testing for larger projects

Mentor and train 1-2 other engineers, lead larger projects, prioritize test activities and find creative solutions to blocking issues and problems


Master’s degree in CS, EE or other technical field +4 years working experience, or bachelor’s +5 years working experience

Experience with large horizontally scalable distributed component architectures including distributed databases and large web/soa application architectures

Experience developing and/or testing Soap/XML/Rest & Java/JUnit and java based applications required

Experience in Agile / Continuous Integration test environments (like Jenkins) and automation frameworks like Selenium/WebDriver/TestNG

Experience working on windows NT and Unix/Linux systems

Experience with Oracle RDBMS, being able to read and write SQL queries

Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, etc is a plus.

Planning skills to design test plans and test cases for larger multi-component products across multiple resources and parallel development tracks

Experience with JUnit/Code Coverage (like Jacoco)/Mock concepts/Static Analysis

Problem solving skills using programmatic solutions

Ability to communicate effectively with developers, operations, release management

Ability to understand and articulate how changes in technology impact customer experience, able to lead the test effort and defining strategic testing approach

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