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Senior Software Engineer

eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. eBay Marketplaces operates in 190 markets around the world.

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and inspiration, 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?

About the team:

Core Technology (CT) is a global team responsible for the end-to-end eBay technology platform. This platform runs our entire infrastructure and all the services that come together to form

Job Duties:

eBay’s traffic engineering team is responsible for building and managing platforms that currently handle over 15+ billion requests per day. As a part of the traffic engineering team, the ideal candidate will collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to deliver the platform and contribute to upstream open source projects. The candidate will be working on building a very resilient distributed system at eBay’s edges that can proxy all of eBay traffic with unparalleled observability.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a hands-on lead developer, expected to lead other developers in different phases of system development. Strong analytical skill, experience building and debugging large scale distributed systems is a must. Should be passionate about observability and monitoring of the system. The candidate will also be required to have hands-on experience with various programming languages like C/C++, GoLang, Python to build the system and also build automation around it for better observability and remediation. The role will also require deep knowledge and experience of the networking topology (TCP and HTTP stack) to troubleshoot any network related issues encountered by the system. The candidate is also required to have experience deploying and troubleshooting a large scale infrastructure. Familiarity and working knowledge of networking technologies like BGP, anycast is a must. Past experience with kernel programming is also highly desired.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or any equivalent field with at least 8 years of experience.

Special Skill Requirements:

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking
  • Experience with C/C++, Golang and Kernel programming
  • Experience with Python, Javascript and Java is a plus
  • Familiarity with TCP, SSL and HTTP Protocols.
  • Distributed systems with design and implementation of network communication
  • Multi-threaded programming;
  • Telemetry infrastructure to accumulate and export statistical information
  • Excellent debugging and triaging skills is a must.
  • Strong expertise in agile development and a person who can be a technical lead.

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:


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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