Sr. Backend Eng, eBay Assistant/Bot

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.

We are seeking a talented, creative, and passionate backend engineer to join a newly formed team that will create the core assistant/bot platform powering the eBay digital personal assistant to shop and sell on the world’s biggest marketplace. You will specialize in creating high performance server side applications powering the platform that will enable text and voice assisted dialogue across all of eBay’s global experiences in mobile and web.

You will contribute to design, development and agile efforts for both the service and data tiers. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment pushing the performance bar across web & mobile applications. You will enjoy the challenges of building a platform that supports user interactions across multiple domains to deliver a consistent and elegant user experience.

Define, design, and implement complex, multi-tier distributed software applications for the platform. Develop innovative solutions that not only meet functionality requirements but meet performance, scalability and reliability requirements while adhering to implementation schedules, development principles and product goals.

Must be able to independently design, code and test major features, as well as work jointly with other team members to deliver complex features. Help define product requirements, estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, rollout system changes and evaluate product performance. Share release management duties on feature rollouts, share on-call responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field plus 10 years work experience or MS plus 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent programming skills developing web applications in Java and unit/functional testing.
  • Working knowledge of REST, HTTP, SQL, Jenkins, Git, JIRA.
  • Background with teams using agile methodologies.
  • Highly motivated, goal driven, can-do approach
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, team player, ability to multi-task
  • Open to learning newer technologies and working on multiple technology stacks.
  • Passion for developing robust, scalable software systems

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