A Culture of Innovation

At eBay, we drive innovation through a strong dedication to our company's purpose: To empower people and create economic opportunity for all. Come join us as we work on some of the world’s most complex, highly-scalable systems that connect buyers, sellers and developers around the globe.

Careers Opportunities at eBay

Just as our engineers and developers create opportunities for people around the world, there are very meaningful opportunities for them at eBay. In cutting-edge fields ranging from data science to machine learning, eBay is a technology leader, and you can expand your expertise by working with our talented inventors.

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Software Development

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. Learn more about Engineering Careers.

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Software Architecture

Architects build the future. You're a technologist with a passion to design systems and long-term software roadmaps for new and valuable technology programs. These drive value for our customers, our company and communities around the world. Here, you can architect the foundation that is transforming commerce. Learn more about Engineering Careers.

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Software QA

It’s not right until you say so. Our Quality Engineers ensure that new releases work as expected for our customers, every time. Create end-to-end test plans and then execute them to validate that our solutions have met or exceeded all requirements and business objectives. You are the ultimate gatekeeper of the customer experience. Learn more about Engineering Careers.

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Technical Product Management

We can’t get there without a map. You will help define the strategy and vision for our technical solutions—building multi-generational product plans and roadmaps for an evolving and complex global product portfolio. Work with product and development teams to identify new ways to deliver exceptional experiences for consumers and merchants. Learn more about Engineering Careers.

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Technology Under The Hood

eBay Innovation Program

The Innovation Program at eBay is an incubator for groundbreaking concepts and features. By cultivating fresh ideas and pushing the boundaries, the program instills in its participants that anyone can shape the future of eBay with a project they believe in. Watch the documentary series to get an inside look at how new features are made at eBay.

Recent Innovations

By combining pictures and words, this visual shopping experience empowers our customers to explore eBay and discover items that they may not have known how to describe.

eBay is enabling sellers to better manage their business by securely granting access to employees to create drafts, edit and launch listings on their behalf.

eBay built and open-sourced a hands-free app to make online shopping easier for people with motor impairments.

eBay’s using barcode recognition technology that identifies the UPC code and maps the same product you’re holding in your hand to a match in our catalog.

Engineering With Purpose

To build great products, you need great people. eBay is uniquely positioned to leverage technology to connect the world through commerce. Our engineering teams are at the forefront of this evolving, dynamic marketplace, with the goal to connect buyers, sellers, and developers around the world. See what it’s like to be an engineer at eBay.

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Employee Spotlights

Tanya Vlahovic

Principal Architect

San Jose, CA

Tanya Vlahovic is a lead architect for eBay public APIs, including the overall API decomposition and namespace definition. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program and directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Tanya is focused on various aspects of API lifecycle: design (including cross-cutting concerns), API portfolio governance, and maturity model. She authored and co-authored numerous eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal microservices and public APIs. Through public speaking, she contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay API program.

Senthil Padmanabhan

VP & eBay Fellow

San Jose, CA

Senthil Padmanabhan is a Vice President, Fellow at eBay where he leads front-end and user experience engineering across eBay’s marketplace. Since joining eBay eight years ago, Senthil has transformed eBay’s technology platform with his outside-the-box projects and initiatives. His leadership has paved the way for rapid software development and innovation across the organization, and he was recognized as one of the 2018 honorees for Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 under 40. Currently in his role as a Technical Fellow, Senthil leads the web platform for eBay, specifically focused on efforts to make eBay experiences faster across web, iOS, and Android. Before he joined eBay, Senthil was a software engineer with Yahoo! Mail team. Senthil is a speaker and author, who frequently blogs at www.ebaytechblog.com. His complete list of publications and speaking events can be found at www.senthil.com.

Bradford Shellhammer

Vice President, Buyer Experience & eBay for Charity

New York, NY

As Vice President of Buyer Experience at eBay, Bradford is a leading product visionary in the company. He and his teams define the direction, design, and build of eBay's Discovery, Growth and Engagement experiences including: homepages, browse pages, global header and navigation, content, Interests, My eBay, verticalized category experiences, guest experiences, couponing and referral programs, Watch List and saving searches, sellers, and collections. He also sets the vision of eBay’s personalized shopping algorithms and products, and the company’s mobile strategy, while providing creative direction of visual design and curation.

As GM of eBay New York, Bradford leads one of eBay’s most important offices, which houses advertising, personalization, design and curation teams. Prior to eBay he was one of Fast Company’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and was coined the ‘King of Quirk’ by Forbes Magazine and the ‘Eames of E-Commerce’ by Wired. He was also the founder of Fab.com, Bezar, and Queerty, was Chief Design Officer at Backcountry.com, and has won three Webby Awards. In his spare time, you can find Bradford singing in a rock band.

Favorite eBay Experience:

"Saved Search. I am always on the lookout for vintage posters, fashion collections that sold out in stores, collectible sneakers, and vintage fashion and furniture. I have over fifty saved searches, ranging from “Prada nylon suit” to “swiss style poster.” Every day I get emails for all the new arrivals that hit eBay’s shelves within my saved searches. It’s like having a personal shopper pulling what you care about most from the billion+ listings on eBay. It’s addictive."

Stay Connected Building Your Network

Have you ever worked with OpenStack at world-class scale? Have you leveraged Hadoop or other Big Data tools at world-class scale? At eBay, you can expand your network and uncover new opportunities by working with the smartest tools and smart people. You’ll make a difference for others, and your experience will make a positive difference for you.