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Director, Software Development

At eBay, you will be part of an inclusive community dedicated to creating an ambitious and versatile work environment. In eBay Payments, you will be an integral member of a growing organization that inspires passion, courage, and inventiveness - creating the future of global commerce and making a positive impact on millions of eBay sellers and shoppers around the world. If you are looking for a special place to take your Payments career to the next level, we want to talk with you!

About the team: Payments engineering continues to lead the transformation of eBay, moving the entire company into the new era of managed payments. The team will focus on building a secure, highly scalable and immensely resilient platform to manage money movement and drive the adoption of buyers and sellers.

Key Responsibilities

As a Director of Software Development in our headquarters in San Jose, you will iead the intellectual process of researching and analyzing new technologies, gathering and synthesizing information and formulating insightful findings and conclusions.

Provide operational directions and continuous business process improvement to meet changing business needs.

Establish an environment that stimulates innovation and creativity with emphasis on hassle free customer experience.

Evaluate the existing architecture, technical landscape and build a platform with a world-class architecture that emphasizes security, resilience and extensibility.

Identify, evaluate and select new and emerging technologies that can be assimilated within the company and significantly improve competitiveness.

Attract and hire world class talent and build high performance teams.


The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading a large engineering organization working on webscale, distributed systems

Deep technical understanding and strong opinion on cloud-native development, programming languages and algorithms and optimization issues

Minimum of 10+ years work experience building massively distributed systems for internet applications and a minimum of 5+ years as a people manager managing organizations of 30+ engineers.

An entrepreneurial attitude and full understanding of what it takes to operate in a very dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment.

You will have demonstrated experience leading change management initiatives such as re-architecting, and platform building.

Proven track record for product delivery: entrepreneurial drive and a demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment.

A compelling leadership style that includes exceptional people management skills and a track record of grooming high performance teams.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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