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Sr. Software Engineer, Backend

San Jose, California

R0040048

Like to shake things up? We do! The Advertising Team is reinventing advertising at eBay!  We’re creating innovative ad-tech solutions to optimize the ad monetization and experience on eBay.  Our goal is to create a valuable experience for both buyers and sellers, while also driving performance for advertisers.  To that end, we are innovating rapidly in the ad-tech space and there is no shortage of new challenges for motivated individuals. As a MTS 2, Software Engineer, you will work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers (frontend, backend, machine learning, quality) to revolutionize the advertising space for eBay and beyond.

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Primary Responsibilities:

You must be very familiar with and an advocate of common Agile practices:

  • Designing elegant technical solutions to customer problems

  • Design new experiences for eBay sellers and advertisers to promote their products, manage their advertising campaigns, and improve their sales

  • Proficient in Test Driven Development, clean code, software craftsmanship

  • Build highly available, scalable user facing applications and RESTful Public APIs

  • Develop systems using Java, Scala, Node.js

  • Learn new external and internal technologies as the need/opportunity arises 

  • Operate within our internal open source community where we share a variety of projects and codebases

  • Build, test, and deploy your code in a continuous manner

  • Execute as part of a cross-functional Agile team that rapidly delivers iterative value to customers

  • Contribute to technical conversations and debates, and decide upon approaches and tools to utilize

  • Lead by example and share knowledge with the team

You will also be expected to:

  • Integrate closely w/ colleagues in different functional groups and remote offices

  • Promote a culture of "internal open source" where teams can contribute to each other's code bases regardless of organizational boundaries

  • Enjoy being part of a team of motivated, collaborative, high-achievers

  • Communicate effectively within your team and across teams.

  • Identify project risks, quantify risk/benefit relationships and provide alternative solutions as well as risk mitigation

Job Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field plus 7 years work experience or MS with 5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with JVM languages (Java, Kotlin, Scala), Hadoop and/or NodeJS

  • Experience in building large scale Web Services and Backend Applications using Java/J2EE, RESTful Web Services, HTTP and JSON technologies

  • Deep understanding of design patterns, and experience working in a layered architecture

  • Knowledge of core CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms

  • Experience in interacting with external partners and architecting the systems

  • Experience with modern DevOps principles and continuous delivery

  • Strong work ethic - someone who takes great pride in professionalism, responsibility, and being proactive

  • A positive can-do attitude with a strong desire to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Code samples from private github repos, side projects, and open source project contributions is a plus

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  • Courageous
  • Productive
  • Creative
  • Quick-thinking
  • Problem-solver

Rewards

  • 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

About our location

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