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eBay SWE Experimentation- flexible in US in Bellevue, Washington

eBay is looking for Software Engineers, location flexible in US

Experimentation drives growth at eBay. Do you want to be part of the team that architects the industry’s most powerful and innovative e-commerce technology stack? eBay’s Core Product Technology team is embarking on an exciting journey to transform itself and is determined to revolutionize the future of the e-commerce landscape.

Are you the kind that simply loves all kinds of technologies and wants things to “just work the right way”? Do you live and breathe creating “artistic” code and engineering designs that exude quality and encourage others?

Experimentation Platform Engineering team is looking for folks who live for coding and debugging complex problems across a range of technology stacks. Our focus is on providing the platform which eBay can leverage to experiment features on the web, mWeb, and Native app. We serve billions of calls a day and with low latency and enable Product Managers around eBay to shape their products.

Job Summary:

Our platform includes a number of technologies, including Java, Kafka, AVRO, and Node.js. Candidates are expected to provide meaningful contributions.

This is a hands on position, where the candidate is expected to work independently and develop robust, tested and highly optimized code and to participate in code reviews and architectural design. There is also an operations aspect where the candidate is expected to help troubleshoot production issues and to share in a pager duty rotation.

So what is it going to take for you to be part of this team of world-class engineers?

Ideally you will be that expert who first and foremost - is a solid coder, debugger and lives and breathes building quality systems and enhancing quality so that systems always work! You should be unafraid to get into complex code, debug complex interactions and systems and quickly figure out why they’re not working.

As a Software Engineer on our team, a big onus is on enabling the team to succeed on their projects.

  • You have a keen design sense, and be willing to give detailed guidance to improve the code that the team produces.

  • You are someone that works with multiple team members in order to understand and improve first, but then later develop standard methodologies as well as up level others and their software.

  • You will also partner with internal customers to provide best practices and patterns to help them effectively integrate with our infrastructure.

  • You will share and develop patterns of writing great quality software and help others on the team do the same.


  • Drive, design and build complex software systems from scratch

  • Define the interfaces needed to integrate with partner teams like Mobile Native Applications, Web Applications, and Backend Services

  • Implement and automate Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

  • Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies

  • Collaborates with engineers and senior architects on Design for Testability, Quality Frameworks, DevOps and Data driven designs and engineering patterns and behaviors

  • Explores, evaluates and develops new advances in diagnostic tools and methods, and build high-quality tools to debug and diagnose system failures, perform failure analysis and effectively identify root causes of alerts and failures.

  • Demonstrates ability to turn innovative ideas into new and improved diagnostic tools and methodologies


  • Proven expertise in building platforms that support scale, security, availability, performance and automation.

  • Hands-on experience in building a microservices based architecture and platform developed and deployed at scale.

  • Strong track record of engineering excellence including continuous delivery of high quality, massively scaled, innovative software.

  • Expertise in test-driven development and establishing a DevOps practice are a plus.

  • Domain expertise in one or more e-commerce or cloud infrastructure services.

  • Well understood distributed and ecommerce processing systems, operating systems, system debuggers, microservice architectures and applications development skills

  • Experience and knowledge of IC functional test pattern generation and debugging

  • Exceptional Linux, Java, coding and scripting skills

  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to autonomously manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced, iterative development environment with short turnaround times.

  • Self-motivated, passionate about technology, and strong drive for results and continual improvement.

  • Standout colleague - you work well independently and in multi-group cross-discipline environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • BS/MS in CS with 7-10 or more years in software engineering, design and architecture.

  • 6+ years minimum of real-world coding, debugging and diagnostics experience in high scale distributed microservice architectures

  • Experience with code analysis (dissecting features, stepping through program execution with a debugger, examining system internals)

  • Programming & Coding experience. Java strongly preferred

  • Experience with at least one high scale data storage/database system (preferably experience with relational and non-relational databases

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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