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Software Engineer, Checkout Platform

San Jose, California


Do you get excited when trying out the latest technologies? Do you want to create designs that stand the test of time? How about experimenting with code and solving real-life customer issues? Does looking at code give you a thrill? Does writing code that will be run million times a day give you goose bumps and an adrenaline rush like driving a race car? Are you eager to solve new and large scale problems? Are you looking to reboot your career? If you have answered yes to most of the questions, look no further and apply! We work on many unusual challenges related to innovative design, availability, security, scalability, and performance.

The eBay Checkout team, owners of one of the (if not THE) most critical flows in eBay, is looking for stellar engineers to join the team by developing next generation web applications & tools on the newest tech stacks. This is a very exciting and meaningful chance to create a huge impact on the millions of eBay users. This is also a chance for someone to come in and be the technical authority on key flows within eBay. This role will be best for someone who advocates for doing the right thing and collaborates with management in defining the requirements, choosing the technologies, designing a world-class architecture and putting those in the time line and then works toward that.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Coding. Living and Breathing awesome Code. If you don’t like to code, this won’t be the right fit for you.

Be part of an agile software development team and sharing responsibilities of testing and development as the role demands.

You will need a strong quality and security focus including automation, design reviews, and unit testing.

This role requires a strong applied experience. You’ve built, broken, and rebuilt software applications. We’re looking for creative thinkers who also know how to build real-world products.

Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills with orientation towards innovation and open source tools.

You have designed and delivered highly scalable multi-tiered distributed software applications.

You will mentor and guide developers in coding and design methodology and page performance. You enjoy driving the architecture and design of Java based software system based on internal and external standards.

In addition, you will lead product initiatives, drive innovations, conceptualize, code, deploy and iterate on next generation prototypes.In order to be successful, candidates will have a flexible approach to analyzing technical issues and clearly communicating recommendations/solutions.

We emphasize a cross team development with Product managers, Project managers, engineers, and QA to deploy innovative solutions to meet business unit requirements.

You will be proficient in agile development methodologies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BSEE, CS + 2 yrs or MS + 1 yrs
  • Fluent in data structure and (preferably) Java programming.
  • SOA Development and/or test experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of software engineering principles and methodologies.
  • Solid background in software development.

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–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

We do things different, the hack way, the happy way. And we celebrate the best way. We are the pirates of eBay!

–Shakul, Software Development Manager

eBay gives me the freedom to challenge the status quo. This creates a unique adrenaline rush that pushes all boundaries and paradigms and helps bring out new ideas that ultimately redefine e-commerce shopping experience. If you love such challenges, you'll love work at eBay.

–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

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San Jose Office


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