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Sr. Systems Engineer

eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll join a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a significant impact on people across the globe. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for supporting small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you.

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.

A System’s engineer in the platform team has knowledge and ideas on how to develop innovative solutions smartly to improve the engineering productivity of the team by providing necessary tools and frameworks to help the engineering team on short-term and long-term basis.  The platform is being built by a team that has the culture and the environment technologists find at a startup. We would like to add outstanding systems engineers with strong development and systems engineering experience in building scalable and geo-distributed solutions and experience in working with production infrastructure.


  • Monitor system performance and implement updates as required.

  • Install and maintain engineering systems and provide necessary technical support.

  • Resolve technical issues in a timely efficient manner.

  • Build and Provide necessary engineering tools and frameworks to the engineering teams

  • Build and Provide software required for the design and development of engineering systems.

  • Monitor system operations and recommended software updates.

  • Collaborate and Interface with cross-functional teams, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation and various stakeholders Analyze/Refine Requirements with Product Management 

  • Work with the engineering to implement features, going from brainstorming sessions to converging on a design and ultimately building a production-ready product usable by end customers

  • Design and implement production-ready tools and frameworks in a fast-pace environment with focus on scalability, performance, geo distribution, and availability

  • Passion to bring out innovative ideas and try out new solutions, while being open minded to feedback from the team

  • Build and monitor engineering productivity metrics and thrive to improve

  • Recommend software and hardware purchases and upgrades.

  • Maintain and update tools and frameworks


  • Hands-on systems engineering experience and good experience in evaluating and Integration various engineering tools and frameworks to improve engineering team’s engineering productivity

  • Deep knowledge in infrastructure, systems, and good understanding of low-level software concepts and scaling practices. 

  • Proficiency in a programming language such as Java, NodeJS, Python, Kafka, strong foundations in Data structures and algorithms. 

  • Good understanding in C / C++ systems and help to triage any issues related to.

  • Expert understanding in ElasticSearch, Logstash, Grafana/Kibana to build dashboards

  • Expert understanding of NoSQL concepts, CI, CD etc.,

  • Solid understanding of Computer science fundamentals, interested in distributed in 

  • Distributed systems, scalability and open sources systems.
  • Experience in Test-driven development, design and code reviews

  • Experience in triaging production issues and resolve diligently

  • Build rock-solid and scalable back-end infrastructure

  • Interacting with databases for functionality.

  • Good understanding with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Efficiency with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React.




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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