Sr. Java Software Engineer

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0040638 Subsidiary eBay

eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding 25 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact on people across the globe. Come join us, as we are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you!

Job Description

​Looking to make an impact on the future of global commerce? Do you want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, and engage around the world? We need strong engineers to join us and build the next generation of eBay search products. If you enjoy the scale and technical complexity of search and want to work closely with researchers yet drive the highest standards on system efficiency and quality, join now. Help us redefine search at eBay.

​​Who are we?

The Search Query Understanding team is the biggest contributor to eBay’s search/query processing and drives a significant portion of revenue. We are growing at a rapid pace and committed to building a stellar team. We are a team where people who think and do things differently and win are rewarded and grow. Our team is results-oriented and hardworking. We are building solutions for core e-commerce search problems such as query rewriting, query annotation/classification, query recovery with state-of-the-art ML algorithms tailored to understand large-scale user behavioral signals. The environment is friendly and fun. We get things done that make a difference.

​​What will you do?

​Drive the query understanding technical vision by incorporating and developing software engineering processes and standards to enhance eBay’s buying experience.

​Collaborate with scientists and product managers to deploy complex yet scalable core algorithmic logic.

​Create robust data pipelines and real-time monitoring and optimization algorithms.

​Job Requirements:

​What we are looking for in candidates:

Passion and commitment for technical excellence

​4+ years of software design and development experience, solid foundation in computer science with strong proficiencies in data structures, algorithms, OOPs, and Software Design

​Experience in designing and operating big data processing pipelines, such as: Hadoop, Spark, Hive, ETL

​3+ years of software development experience in building large scale Web Services and Backend Applications using Java, C++, and related technologies

​Proven results oriented person with a delivery focused in a high fast-paced and dynamic environment

​Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, and influencing skills

​Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent professional experience, with 8+ years of experience,

​Masters degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent professional experience, with 6+ years of experience


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

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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