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Head of Engineering - Trust & Communication Channels

Amsterdam, Netherlands eBay Classifieds Group
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 17 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and 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.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, in Germany and leboncoin in France, our team of over 6,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. And we do that by being experts in our field, basing improvements on data and bringing together our network of talented teams.

About the team:

We believe that solving customer problems and delivering value to our business can be done at scale. As the Global Capabilities team we offer our local brands a portfolio of capabilities along the customer journey that speeds up time to market across the eBay Classifieds Group. Our global teams develop and innovate a broad variety of central solutions and services.

Our Global Trust & Communications teams build solutions which powers our sites to transition towards trusted marketplaces allowing people to trade efficient, safely & securely. Our Trust & Communications domain consists of solutions for automated moderation for listings, person-to-person communication, identity and authentication. We partner with our local peers to build & integrate these solutions into valuable experiences for our customers and the business.

The role:

As the Head of Engineering - Global Trust & Communications you'll be responsible for 4 to 5 Agile engineering teams. In this role you’ll have a global impact and report to the Director of Engineering - Marketplaces Services. We'll expect you to:

  • Grow our talent through coaching, mentoring and attracting top talent from the market
  • Develop thought leadership for the Trust & Communications domain to enable our teams to deliver with more impact
  • Ensure all of your teams deliver transparently and consistently by driving continuous improvement

How does success look like? Your teams should:

  • be engaged by a clear purpose which energizes not only your teams but also the broader community
  • be empowered to drive impact across our key markets autonomously
  • be equipped with the right talent and skills to make an impact

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate is both a team builder and a problem solver. You build strategic partnerships through our organization, and can influence people at all levels by your strong story-telling skills. You're a self-starter who proactively identifies and solves problems, driven by data. This individual has a 'bias to action' and thrives and enjoys a fast-paced and cross-functional environment!

About your skills or experience

  • Product & Technology leader with multiple years of experience leading several cross-functional Agile engineering teams
  • Experience with managing teams, which build solutions handling very large volumes - every month our platforms have over 1 billion visits and almost 780 million live listings
  • Experience with Machine Learning models, Rules engines and Automation
  • Experience with Public Cloud based solutions (eg. Google Public Cloud)
  • Preferably experience in either User generated content environment, or Fraud detection and handling

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 Adevinta.
  • 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).


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, Adevinta offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

We are 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.


People are the heart of Adevinta, 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.

Equal opportunities:

We are 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.

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