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Software Engineer - Identity

Do you want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect. and share around the world? eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with many brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less!

The team

We are seeking a professional individual to join our team as a Software Engineer (d/f/m). eCG's Identity-team is part of Global Capabilities, a hub of internal services built for scale. We are experienced engineers who develop systems around Identity and Access Management (IAM) that already power our local platforms in Canada, Germany and Australia. Our mission is creating the only Identity-solution that eCG needs, providing a secure, seamless and trustworthy experience for our platforms and their users. We expect significant growth of onboarded platforms over the coming year.

The role

As developer in our team you will build and run production-grade services at scale in an agile team. You will collaborate with experienced engineers and product managers to build the technology that secures our sites and the accounts of our users.

We expect you to contribute to the architecture of our system, and help to make it more scalable and resilient. As part of our team, we want you to spot opportunities to improve the development work in all areas from coding and processes, to tools and testing.

Your profile
  • You have strong knowledge in computer science fundamentals, and previous experience in building backend services. You also have problem solving skills, and the ability to communicate your ideas clearly, so that others understand your solutions too

  • You are intimately know at least one programming language and keen to pick up more (we use Java). You are familiar with distributed systems and common architecture patterns. Translating your ideas into code comes easy to you, and you are able to quickly grok other people’s code.

  • You are motivated to explore new technologies and embrace failure as a learning opportunity.

  • You are comfortable working across functions and teams, sharing your own ideas and showing curiosity for the ideas of others.

Bonus points for familiarity with running services on public cloud (we use GCP)

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 eCG is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.


People are the heart of eCG 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.

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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