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Head of Engineering

Every month Marktplaats handles over 8 million unique visitors and 350.000 new advertisements each day making Marktplaats the largest online trading platform in the Netherlands. Consumer and professional sellers offer a large and varied assortment of used and new products. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by building a world where people share more and waste less. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love. We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us!

We are looking for an outstanding engineering leader to help us deliver on our purpose of trading goods, in a good way.

Reporting to the Chief Technology & Product Officer, you will be responsible for the engineering teams that are building the products and capabilities that power our business today, and in the future. You will be ultimately accountable for what we build, and how we build it, and for crafting and delivering a technology strategy that supports us in our mission of removing barriers to trade for our millions of customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will develop and bring to life an engineering culture that guides, energises, and inspires our technology and product teams in their successful delivery of our ambitious agenda.

  • You will deeply understand and contribute to our business and product strategies, while developing an engineering approach that best positions us to deliver those strategies.

  • You will build a compelling technology and architectural vision and be accountable for execution of the operational plans that build toward that vision.

  • You will think steps ahead and anticipate the intersection of technology advancements, evolving customer preferences, and business outcomes and ensure our platforms are positioned for the future.


  • Proven experience leading scaled (>75-person), multidisciplinary technology and engineering teams.

  • Extensive experience in eCommerce organisations with a proven track record of building and delivering large-scale, customer-facing products.

  • A background in Computer Science or equivalent and 10+ years of experience in software development and/or architecture roles.

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.

  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.

  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.

  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).

We love building 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 every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, no matter who you are, you feel Marktplaats is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here:


People are the heart of the Marktplaats and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

Marktplaats is a part of the eBay Classifieds Group

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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