Senior Backend Software Engineer in Amsterdam

eBay

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Job Description

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, 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? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Ask any Dutch internet user about their favorite Marktplaats story. Observe their excitement about the great deal they found or the interesting people they met. They have made Marktplaats the most popular site and the most downloaded app made in the Netherlands.
We are an international team (26 countries!) of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us. This is a big responsibility; you will work on high-availability servers, improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team and technologies. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats and eBay.

Your growth will involve our highly-performant and high-traffic systems. During peak hours, our site's per-second throughput is OVER 1000 searches (which makes us the second most-used search engine in NL), 25K images and 4GB of data; Marktplaats handles over 1 million unique visitors, 350K new advertisements and 155K transactions daily. On an average month, we get 140 million visits, which translates into 2.5 billion page views. But our users demand more, so we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love.

As Senior Back End Software Engineer you will be a key team member in development and design of new projects. You will be coaching junior and medior developers (guide them through architecture and procedures, be a mentor helping with skills development). Besides this you will:

  • think with your colleagues about architecture decisions and help work them out;
  • help to continuously improve development work in all areas (coding, processes, tools, testing, etc.);
  • be a technical sparring partner for the organization to help the business create efficient and effective requirements;
  • work with international counterparts across the worldwide eBay Classifieds Group.

What can you expect form us?

A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with self-organized agile/lean teams. With Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person. You will work with cool modern technologies such as Scala, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Consul, Node.js, React, Swift and Play. Of course you’ve access to tools and resources to do your job (best-in-class laptop, IDEs, Safari Online subscription, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, and much more).

Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across eBay Classifieds Group in trending topics like DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others. Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work.

And, you will work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands

What we’re looking for:

A person who has extensive experience in on-line or related areas, with at least 6+ years of full-time employment. We expect the right person to be an expert in software engineering and have good knowledge of what it means to work with large and/or distributed systems.

We also believe that to be a well-rounded developer, one needs experience with more than just one programming language. Furthermore, we need someone who lives and breathes Agile development, can focus on delivering, and wants to take a leading role in improving how we work.

Of course you know:

  • Java and Scala development
  • Some exposure to mobile application development (iOS/Android/HTML5)
  • Unix / Linux
  • Test driven development
  • Agile methodologies and affinity for e-Commerce

You have a degree in Computer Sciences or comparable topic.

What we offer:
Dynamic, international teams with very skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor.
The chance to work closely with other teams across eBay; in Europe, the USA and globally.
A competitive salary, great benefits and an excellent working environment.
Silicon Valley amenities, such as iPhones and MacBook Pros, crazy high spec dev machines and very nice office facilities.

Interested?

From the moment that you join our team we aspire to make your employment experience an outstanding and engaging one. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment then we invite you to apply and send us your cv. For more information, you can contact Radboud Fluttert 0031 6 5471 2410 / rfluttert@ebay.com, Talent Engagement Partner.


 

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