Principal Backend Engineer (f/md/d)
The eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative global leader in online classifieds. Our sites help people find whatever they are 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. We have ten brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities. In Germany, we have two of our leading brands:
- mobile.de is the most popular market for buying and selling vehicles in Germany.
- eBay Kleinanzeigen is the most visited general classifieds proposition in Germany, with around 50% reach within the German internet population.
eBay Classifieds Motors team operates worldwide from our offices in Amsterdam and Berlin. As part of the product development team in Berlin Friedrichshain, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology and have an impact across all our markets by providing innovative capabilities for all of our apps and sites. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new, innovative product and we are looking for you as a:
Principal Software Engineer / Principal Backend Engineer (m/f/d)
Your Tasks and Responsibilities:
Contribute to the team's work with high-quality, well-tested and scalable code
Ensure code quality and maintainability by evolving architecture and tech stack, code reviews, refactoring, standards and improving build and test systems
Coach, guide and mentor teams on architecture and technology choices
Collaborate with the other Principal and Senior Engineers on identifying, managing and minimizing tech debt in the platform
Consult Product Managers, UX and stakeholders on the impact of product ideas and possible implementations
Share architecture knowledge, learnings and best practices with the teams and other architects within eBay
Several years of experience as a senior/lead java engineer and or system architect
Deep knowledge of Java, Spring Framework, web technologies and (non-) relational databases (bonus: node.js, react)
Advanced understanding of design, implementation and operation of distributed services and APIs
Passion for agile software development, product discovery and continuous deployment
High aspiration for quality balanced with a good sense of pragmatism
You understand quality assurance as a task of the entire team to build the best experience to the users
Independently and quick adoption of new technologies and concepts
Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community are a strong plus
Effective oral and written English communication skills
What we offer:
A family-friendly company
A dynamic team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce and professionalism
An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies and lots of flexibility
High team autonomy and agile environment
Challenging work with a diverse, highly skilled and humorous team
International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.
Competitive salary and great benefits e.g. conference & education budget, company pension scheme, employee stock plans, developer-grade notebook or desktop of your choice (Mac/PC)
Looking to leave your footprint in motors e-commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, and share vehicles around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose-driven team that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join the eBay Classifieds Group Motors vertical. We are looking forward to your online application at https://careers.ebayinc.com/join-our-team/start-your-search/find-jobs-by-location/detail/germany.
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