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Talent Pool - Back End Software Engineer Java / Scala

Amsterdam, Netherlands Marktplaats
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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!

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.

Our team members value the entrepreneurial spirit, the “can-do” attitude and their mutual respect for each other’s talent and contribution.

What is our eCG Talent Pool - Back End Software Engineer?

We are continuously looking for new talent across the globe. To make sure that we build momentum in combining your skillset with job openings, there is our Talent pool.

It’s your chance and opportunity to send us your CV or LinkedIn profile when there are no open vacancies right now.

You will be a crucial team member in development and design of new projects. Mentoring of more junior developers (guide them through architecture and procedures, be a mentor helping with skills development). You will help to continuously improve development work in all areas (coding, processes, tools, testing etc). You will:

  • Think with your colleagues about architecture decisions and help work them out
  • Be a technical sparring partner for the organization to help the business create efficient and effective requirements
  • Empower your team to be better at their work
  • Work with international counterparts across eCG worldwide

You have extensive experience in on-line or related areas and have good knowledge of what it means to work with large and/or distributed systems. We also believe that a well-rounded developer has experience with more than just one programming language. Furthermore, you are someone who is passionate about Agile development, can focus on delivering, and wants to take a leading role in improving our way of working.

What we’re looking for:

  • Java and Scala development experience
  • Unix / Linux
  • Test driven development
  • Agile methodologies
  • Affinity for e-Commerce
  • Preferably you have a degree in Computer Sciences or comparable topic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of alternative languages like Python
  • Processing big data

What you can expect from us:

  • An informal, international and energetic work environment with self-organized, multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams
  • Work with cool modern technologies such as Scala, Java, Kotlin, Node.js, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Cassandra and more in a fast-evolving Microservices architecture
  • Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across eCG in trending topics like Machine Learning, AI, DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others
  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work
  • Dynamic, international teams with very skilled personalities, a real passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor.


Please submit your detailed CV. We will then compare your CV with potential matching positions and get back to you as soon as we have found the perfect match for you.

You don't commit to anything, you just express your interest, so why wait?

Please also keep an eye out on our website to look out for any new opportunities that may arise!

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.


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. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

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:

Disclaimer: Please note that by applying to this role, you are agreeing to be considered for multiple positions. This is a general description of the qualifications and skills required for positions of this type of role.

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