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Engineering with Purpose

Learning at Scale

We not only create and open source powerful technology tools, but we also use cutting-edge technologies at scale in ways that few other companies can match. For example, eBay leverages the OpenStack cloud computing platform and the Apache Hadoop Big Data platform at enormous scale. Engineers at our company are constantly learning and sharing knowledge as they gain deep familiarity with many of the most in-demand technology tools and platforms.

Building At Ebay

Not only is eBay a global commerce leader with more than a billion items listed for sale, but our StubHub and Classifieds platforms have global reach as well. We continuously build solutions that help us organize, curate and present inventory in the most efficient ways. In the process, we create both powerful and patented technology tools and open source tools. As just one example, eBay contributed its powerful Kylin data-centric application to the Apache Software Foundation just last year. We’re looking for builders, inventors and creators who can help us navigate the rapidly changing landscape of commerce. Working with our platform, our inventors will gain tested and hardened skills with today’s cutting-edge technology platforms.

Empowering All

Technology is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives, transforming how we do business, support our communities and find the products we need. At eBay, we innovate constantly to create economic opportunities by connecting a vibrant global community of people, organizations and merchants, anytime, anywhere. We stand at the forefront of omni-channel commerce innovation, pioneering personalized and seamless experiences that connect buyers and sellers across borders.  We call this Connected Commerce, and our engineers and inventors drive this effort. Through their innovation, we will create the next generation of commerce.

Spotlight Video Hack Week

Across eBay’s 21-year history, innovation has remained central to the company’s success, and its strategy. Hack Week is just one of our signature innovation programs at eBay, and is featured in this video. During Hack Week, our engineers and inventors put aside all other work and focus solely on innovative new projects. They have access to top engineering mentors at our company who can help them advance their projects, and, in some cases, weave them into our products.

Technology Under The Hood

  • Backbone
  • Marko
  • Python
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Jenkins
  • Java
  • Riak
  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Consul
  • Go
  • iOS
  • JS
  • Solr
  • Kafka
  • MySQL
  • Mongo
  • React
  • Android
  • Oct 24, 2016 | by Tatyana Badeka

    Types of Content at eBay: Titles

    All eBay-generated content is currently translated by our talented localization team, whereas eBay’s user-generated (UG) content is handled by our Machine Translation (MT) engine. It is common knowledge that UG text can get pretty noisy due to typos,...
  • Oct 19, 2016 | by Tanya Vlahovic

    The API Journey: Or How We Built a New Family of Modern Services

    An API — or application programming interface — is an intermediary that enables applications to interact. It is a contract that specifies how applications talk to one another. Further, an API creates a separation between...
  • Oct 12, 2016 | by Alex Lv

    Griffin — Model-driven Data Quality Service on the Cloud for Both Real-time and Batch Data

    At eBay, when people use big data (Hadoop or other streaming systems), measurement of data quality is a significant challenge. Different teams have built customized tools to detect and analyze data quality issues within their own domains. As a platform...

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.

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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 that drive value for our customers, our company, and communities around the world. Here, you can architect the foundation that is transforming commerce.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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