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Sr. Director, Developer Platform & Exp

We Empower People and Create Economic Opportunity

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’s strategic vision is to become the best global marketplace for buyers and sellers through a tech-led reimagination of the company. Looking for a purpose-driven company that puts the customer at the heart of everything? A culture that encourages people to think big and be curious, to act with urgency and integrity and to be fearlessly inclusive? That’s who we are. If this sounds compelling, join eBay!


Working directly with the Chief Architect, you will lead the Developer Platform and Experience organization at eBay. Your teams provide the application frameworks used by eBay’s 3000 developers every day, the various development and staging environments, and the continuous delivery pipelines that build, test, and deploy eBay’s thousands of applications and services. You will work closely with product engineering teams to help improve their productivity and happiness by providing a “paved path” to help them get their jobs done.

The Developer Platform and Experience teams help eBay developers to:

  • rapidly, iteratively, confidently, and repeatably ...

  • develop, build, test, and deploy...

  • high-quality, secure, and performant applications.

You will lay the foundation for eBay developers to build innovative products and services that enable eBay to be a world leader in ecommerce.

You are obsessively focused on your customers -- the other developers at eBay -- and you empower your teams to meet their needs and improve their lives every day. You will help raise the bar on eBay’s engineering practices and overall technical architecture. You’ll work on hard problems, and build high quality, modern systems that support and accelerate customer value.


  • Create strategy, motivate and drive developer platform and experience transformation.

  • Lead the Developer Platform and Experience teams, including eBay’s managed developer frameworks for Java and node.js, developer tools, CI / CD pipelines, testing frameworks, staging environment, etc.

  • Help drive software velocity and quality improvements across all of eBay engineering using Lean and DevOps approaches. If you are deeply familiar with Nicole Forsgren’s Accelerate, as well as with Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, you’ll fit right in.

  • Empower and grow diverse engineering teams in an inclusive, psychologically safe environment, and help managers guide the career growth of their team members.

  • Create and maintain a culture that boldly innovates, focuses on the customer and is fearlessly inclusive.

  • Improve business results by helping to evolve eBay’s software and service architecture.

  • Collaborate effectively with product development and engineering teams across multiple domains and multiple geographies. Understand their needs, and work with them to propose solutions to help them do their jobs.

  • Deploy successful frameworks and systems that can be leveraged for a broad set of business use cases across eBay.

  • Leverage your knowledge of internal and industry prior art in design decisions.


  • Bachelors degree in computer science, or equivalent industry experience

  • 15+ years of engineering experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role

  • Strong customer focus, excellent communication and relationship building skills.

  • Ability to frame a problem clearly and implement solutions..

  • Strong advocacy of automated testing, continuous delivery, and software quality across the software development life-cycle.

  • Proven track record in successfully delivering large scale enterprise-wide solutions, from design to development to testing to production

  • Experience leading teams with Lean and Agile software development methodologies

  • Experience mentoring and developing a broad engineering community on complex technical issues, setting high standards and enabling others through your leadership and transformation capabilities.

  • Prior experience working in a B2C or C2C environment preferred

  • Experience building cloud based services, Spring, node.js, and Kubernetes ecosystems preferred


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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