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Software Engineer 2, Data Platform

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 platforms 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

eCG’s Data Platform team has two primary goals - democratize access to global data and make machine learning at eCG easy. We empower the organization to build data-driven products and insights based on reliable and secure data, so everyone can spend more time delivering value.

The marketplaces in the eCG portfolio fuel the central data platform with rich behavioral, content and user data. Our global and local data product teams offer various services ranging from recommendations, to search ranking, to user profiling and segmentation, to performance statistics engines and others to offer our end users and partners to create perfect matches on our marketplaces. We work closely together with these teams, learn from them and build new and better tools to improve their productivity and influence.

We are on the lookout for top-notch software engineers to join our team and make a global impact in an exciting and dynamic environment. Come and join us!

About the role

You will be leveraging Google Cloud to build and maintain data and machine learning primitives and self-serve platform tooling ranging from:

  • Data ingestion and consumption services for batch and streaming to democratize data access.

  • Tools for managing end-to-end ML workflows for experimentation, training, evaluation and serving in order to reduce time from idea to impact.

  • Shared feature stores and serving systems to facilitate reusability of curated data features across domains.

You will build the technology that supports eCG to create an ecosystem of discoverable, addressable, trustworthy, interoperable and secure datasets and data products to realize the data mesh paradigm at scale.

In executing against our mission, you will work closely with global and local engineers, architects, data scientists and product owners. 

As Software Engineer 2, you are expected to:

  • Design, develop, ship, and maintain solutions and features with guidance from more experienced engineers.

  • Communicate and align with peers and cross functional stakeholders.

  • Consistently contribute to the architecture decision making process.

  • Improve the development experience at eCG by enhancing development tools, test coverage, and/or code structure.

  • Contribute to the team’s process and facilitate collaboration to achieve timely delivery with high quality.

  • Actively participate in cross-functional tech initiatives.

Who are you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about data. You have a strong focus on execution, delivery and customer impact and write code that is understandable, simple and clean. You are a manager of one and a good communicator who can explain problems in clear and concise language. You have a growth-oriented mindset and a desire to teach and improve.

  • You have experience working on and productionizing distributed systems built around machine-learned models and big data.

  • You have expertise in Java and/or Scala programming languages.

  • You have experience with batch and streaming technologies: e.g Apache Flink, Apache Spark, Apache Beam, Google DataFlow.

  • You have expertise with distributed data stores (Casandra, Google BigTable, Redis, ClickHouse, Elasticsearch) and messaging systems (Kafka, Google PubSub).

  • You have experience with Linux, Docker, private and/or public cloud (GCP, AWS, Azure, OpenStack).

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience with at least 1+ years of data and machine learning related work or research

  • BS or MS in CS or a related technical field

What we offer

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate product and tech teams across geographies which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives at a global scale.

  • International career opportunities throughout eCG.

  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, 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).

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 every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, no matter who you are, you feel eBay Classifieds Group is a place where you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about us click here:


People are the heart of eBay Classifieds Group 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  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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