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Principal Architect eBay Classifieds

Amsterdam, Netherlands eBay Classifieds Group
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten 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 team:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to 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 eCG already has a presence and in prospective markets.

Principal Architect eBay Classifieds

About the Role

  • As principal architect you have a bird's-eye perspective on our vast technology landscape. Working with our key technologists around the group you’ll further develop the way we measure the health of our platforms and components.
  • Together with selected key technologists you combine these insights with your experience and understanding of the opportunities of modern technology. With this you craft strategies to give the business a competitive edge.
  • In order to execute these strategies you own a lean process across the group and help guide local teams to find paths forward.

The role is part of what eCG calls Global Capabilities, our platform of centralized capabilities helping our marketplaces to build compelling customer experiences.

Amsterdam is the official eCG Headquarter, and the majority of the team resides there. We are used to working across locations and can explore opportunities for in one of our other large offices.

About You

You have deep roots in technology. Over the years you have designed, developed and maintained large distributed systems with massive databases. You have witnessed major shifts in technology and had to rethink your approach multiple times.

You dislike the concept of ‘ivory tower’ architecture. Instead you build communities which you empower to tackle complex engineering problems robust but pragmatic ways.

Good to Know

Part of our complexity is that we have a large amount of independent marketplace platforms built using a wide variety of technologies. Priority setting is done on a local basis.

We have run a virtual architecture team across this for a couple of years and established the basis for global decision making.

Implementing means of continuously tracking health has been a challenge. That said: we made a lot of progress in this space over the last years and the first results have been very valuable.


Working on socially relevant products at the global scale we operate at is quite unique. We offer our talent an environment where they are expected to continuously grow. Top that off with a very competitive compensation and secondary benefits package and great talent to work with.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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:

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