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Head of Product Engineering

Amsterdam, Netherlands Marktplaats
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Every month Marktplaats, 2dehands and 2ememain handle over 11 million unique visitors and 12 million new advertisements, making us the largest online trading platform in the Benelux. But we want to go even further - we are constantly evolving 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!

About the team:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to work closely with the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eBay Classifieds Group already has a presence and in prospective markets.

About the Role:

We are looking for an outstanding engineering leader to help us deliver on our mission of removing barriers to trade for our millions of customers.

You'll be responsible for a large group of multidisciplinary engineers that are building the services and capabilities that power our product today, and in the future. You will be the critical intersection of Engineering, Platform, Product and Commercial, and will be ultimately accountable for creating and delivering a product engineering strategy that supports us in our quest to improve the everyday lives of our customers.

What you'll bring:

  • Forward-thinking in anticipating the intersection of technology advancements, customer preferences, and business outcomes.

  • Ability to start with the business strategy and develop an engineering approach that builds extensible frameworks and architectures that tackle a range of future opportunities.

  • Ability to drive organizational change, balance business requirements with technology initiatives, provide technical leadership and lead execution on critical initiatives.

  • Ability to facilitate development of an architectural vision with a compelling narrative and financial analysis that supports and aligns to the business and technology strategy.

  • Outstanding communication skills with global & diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Deep product development expertise and understanding of enterprise platforms, APIs, and microservices.

  • Exceptional leadership skills and an ability to develop and motivate a large team of engineers.

  • Strong analytical abilities to organize and solve for multivariate problems.

  • Above all, we want our engineering team to be energized by your leadership and motivated by how you help them think through exciting problems and grow their skills & knowledge base!


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 eBay 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:

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  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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