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Sr. Manager, Cloud Platform Systems

San Jose, California


Intellect, curiosity, commitment, pride, respect, teamwork and good communication skills are what we’re looking for. We expect someone with solid computer science/engineering fundamentals (Including strong knowledge of data structures, algorithm writing skills and Object oriented programming concepts), a strong drive for results, thrives on continuous innovation, dreams big, self-starts, learns fast, gets things done while having fun. And you should be customer focused – because great business results is what our teams are about, and eBay sellers depend on us.

It’s all about the code. High quality, efficient, elegant code that fuels the commerce revolution. Help create the infrastructure and applications that unlock more economic opportunity for millions of people every day. This is your chance to take on some of the most complex technical problems in service of making a tangible impact around the globe.

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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
  • Productive 9
  • Quick-thinking 8
  • Team Player 7
  • Courageous 6
  • Creative 5
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10


If you love new challenges and want to take your career by the horns, eBay is a great place to grow and develop.


  • 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

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 interested in 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.

eBay Infrastructure Engineering and Operation is looking for a hands-on technical manager and leader to manage Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team. The ideal candidate is someone who’s hands-on on Container Orchestration Platform such as Kubernetes to design and implement our large scale, container orchestration and management environment. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building large, scalable infrastructure, and is a creative thinker, problem solver, teacher, learner, and a fantastic manager of people. You will be leading the team developing next generation Cloud Platform to manage eBay’s fleet of data center.

You will be leveraging your expert technical knowledge and past implementation experience in designing and building our new, automated container orchestration platform based on industry standard open-source system such as Kubernetes, Mesosphere DCOS, RedHat Openshift.

Your role will be to architect and implement an end-to-end container management system. You will need excellent understanding of infrastructure operations as well as tools and patterns used in an agile development, continuous delivery environment. You will be promoting benefits of application containerization and infrastructure management automation across the organization and will need to confidently engage and present to application developers, infrastructure managers and senior business sponsors alike.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop next generation cloud platforms to manage eBay Data Center infrastructure engineering to support hundred thousands of servers/application workloads

  • Develop capabilities and extension of Kubernetes implementation at eBay

  • Lead the customer facing Infrastructure Engineering and Operations with high availability and reliability, superior performance, and 24x7 support.

  • Lead & Deliver operational excellence with focus on the service management and DevOps approach to achieve agility, speed, scale and efficiency.

  • Create a culture of accountability, quality, agility and high performance that will foster the attraction, development and retention of excellent product and technical talent.

  • Automation of infrastructure services and system administration task into self-remediated platform/systems.

  • Implement a Service Monitoring capability to proactively address the operational issues for all customer facing infrastructure assets

  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and coaching for all staff and foster a culture of accountability, innovation and team building.

  • Contribute to architecture and roadmap planning. Developing a strategy to secure long-term platform stability and world-class architecture.


  • Bachelor or MS or degree in computer science, software engineering, or related fields

  • 8+ years software development experience with a distinguished track record developing and running/operating large distributed systems

  • 4+ years of leadership and infrastructure experience leading fast-paced and dynamic engineering teams

  • Experience in managing complex projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies, ability to effectively drive cross-team solutions that have complex dependencies and requirements

  • Knowledge of best software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, test driven development, code reviews, source and configuration management, continuous integration and deployment, testing, and operations

  • Good understanding of IaaS, PaaS and virtualization – service oriented architecture designed around the delivery of Infrastructure components as a service

  • Strong knowledge of all layers of the TCP/IP stack, networking, security and common Internet services/protocols such as SMTP, DNS, LDAP, NTP, HTTP

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: C/C++, Shell Scripting, Perl/Python, Java, Scala or Golang highly desirable

  • Extensive hands-on engineering and implementation knowledge of leading container orchestration and infrastructure management tools (Kubernetes, Mesosphere DCOS, RedHat Openshift)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of public cloud providers (Amazon AWS/EC2, Google Cloud) and their technology offering, APIs and integration points

  • Core competency and proficiency in a modern, Cloud native APIs, development languages and frameworks (Python/Shells, Golang, Java, and deep knowledge of OS Kernels)

  • Experience with Agile development tools (Jira/Rally, Git/perforce, Maven, etc)

  • Good understanding of hardware, operating system, virtualization platforms (RedHat Linux/Ubuntu, Docker, Core OS/Atomic/LinuxKit)

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills to engage and motivate a highly technical global team (US and China)

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