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Software Engineer, MTS 1

San Jose, California

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re passionate about joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Our Team:

Do you want to be part of the team that builds and operates a world-class search engine that serves billions of queries a day? Do you thrive on developing efficiently coded data retrieval algorithms that process Gigabytes of data in milliseconds? Do you want to be part of a small, highly motivated team that owns tens of thousands of servers, billions unique listings and tens of billions of backend queries a day, and provides high availability (99.999%) and performance?

We are passionate about building the best search platform for the world’s largest online marketplace and are looking for top-notch modern C++ software engineers to join the eBay Search Backend team. Are you passionate about search domain & system of hyper scale with command and deep understanding on C++ then this job for you.

Job Details:

  • Define, design and implement complex high-performance low-latency software applications in the search/information retrieval domain using modern C++ on a hyper scale high core count Linux platform.
  • Be driven by quality, designing and writing code that is correct by default.
  • Work with multiple platforms and compilers to flush out defects before release.
  • Understand advanced programming techniques for multi-threading and memory allocation.
  • Communicate and collaborate with architects, engineers, QA and other teams to develop strategic and tactical solutions in the search domain.
  • Lead and estimate engineering effort, plan implementations, and rollout for complex search applications with implications to cross-functional teams.
  • Be able to independently design, code and test major features, as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex applications.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other team members.
  • Implement proof-of-concept prototypes for complex infrastructure design.
  • Work with other engineers, managers, product management, QA, and other teams to develop innovative solutions that meet market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.
  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes.
  • Provide on-call out of office hour’s support to operations on a rotating schedule.
  • Understanding of GPU programming, Machine Learning, and/or Deep Learning is a plus.

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–Dileep, Staff Software Engineer

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–Steve, Full Stack Software Engineer

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–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.

  • Problem-solver 10
  • Quick-thinking 9
  • Creative 8
  • Productive 7
  • Courageous 6
  • Team Player 5


  • 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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