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Front End Software Engineer

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business:

Every month Marktplaats handles over 8 million unique visitors and 350.000 new advertisements each day making Marktplaats the largest online trading platform in the Netherlands. Consumer and professional sellers offer a large and varied assortment of used and new products. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love. We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us!

Job Description

Ask any Dutch internet user about their favourite Marktplaats story. Observe their excitement about the phenomenal deal they found or the exciting people they met. They have made Marktplaats the most popular site in the Netherlands.

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 .

What you can expect from us:

  • A collaborative, informal, international and energetic work environment

  • Self-organised agile/lean teams consisting of QA, product managers, UX, analysts, front-end, mobile and back-end developers

  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person

  • Access to tools and resources to do your job (outstanding 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 eCG in trending topics like DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others

  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work

  • Work on one of the most beloved brands!

The person we are looking for 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 a specialist in software engineering and have good knowledge of what it means to work with large and/or distributed systems.

Furthermore, we need someone who is dedicated to Agile development, can focus on delivering, and wants to take a leading role in improving how we work.

What we expect from you:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to influence a multi-functional team to deliver results;

  • Work closely with experienced product & design teams to build intuitive experiences in a highly-visibile environment.

  • Develop high quality, performant, maintainable and testable applications:

  • HTML5 (Handlebars), CSS3 (SASS, SuitCSS), JavaScript (<= ES2017, Backbone, jQuery, React) & WebComponents

  • Mocha, Chai & Sinon

  • Node.js, Express & ES2017*

  • npm, webpack & babel

  • Find and help fix stability, scalability, performance issues, cross-browser compatibility, Web standards, and interoperability.

  • Own major projects and features from design phase to coding, testing, delivery

  • Have a proven grasp and experience with MVC and OO design.

  • Proficient using source control systems (Git)

  • Self-motivated and have the ability to get things done

  • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems, while also thoroughly considering edge cases and avoiding pitfalls

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Be a vital team member in development and design of new projects

  • Mentor of junior and medior developers (guide them through architecture and procedures, be a mentor helping with skills development)

  • 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 organisation to help the business build efficient and effective requirements

  • Work with international counterparts across the worldwide eCG

Preferably you have degree in Computer Sciences or comparable topic.

Benefits:

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.

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 Marktplaats 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 our Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

Covid-19

People are the heart of the eBay Classifieds business, 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 talent@ebay.com.  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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