Distinguished MTS Architect at eBay (Portland, OR)

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eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to shape how the world buys, sells, and gives. You'll be part of a work culture that's been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact on people across the globe. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay-does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to talk to you!

Overview of Role:

**Open to hiring multiple locations across the U.S. and will consider full time remote**

Working directly with the Chief Architect, you will be a senior technical individual contributor for eBay. Working with eBay's 3000 developers and across eBay's thousands of applications and services, you will help raise the bar on eBay's engineering practices and overall technical architecture. You'll work on hard problems, build high quality, modern systems that support and accelerate customer value. You can translate business needs into technology solutions working across organizations and roles. Your expertise is deep and broad; you are hands on, producing both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs. You can work from the boiler room up to the boardroom

In this role you will:
  • Serve as a technical lead on our most fast paced, multi-functional projects, working alongside the Chief Architect.
  • Help drive software velocity and quality improvements across all of eBay engineering using Lean and DevOps approaches. If you are deeply familiar with Nicole Forsgren's Accelerate, as well as Gene Kim's The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, you'll fit right in.
  • Improve business results by helping to evolve eBay's software and service architecture.
  • Collaborate effectively with product development and engineering teams across multiple domains and multiple geographies. Understand their needs, and work with them to propose solutions to help them do their jobs.
  • Get your hands dirty, write code, and ultimately deploy successful frameworks and systems that can be demonstrated for a broad set of business use cases across eBay.
  • Functionally deconstruct sophisticated problems into simple, straight-forward solutions that demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies, tradeoffs, and limitations.
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering standard methodologies.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of internal and industry prior art in design decisions.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on sophisticated technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.

We are eBay:

eBay, a pioneer in eCommerce, prides itself for being where the world goes to shop, sell and give. We connect 25 million sellers to 180 million active buyers across 190 markets to participate in global commerce of 1.2 billion listings - one of the largest product catalogs in the world.

Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone. We work hard to create a level playing field where all players, big or small, have the same economic opportunity.

The Team:

We lay the foundation for internal and external developers to build world-class products and services that enable eBay to be a world leader in ecommerce. The Engineering Ecosystem and Experience team helps internal and external developers to:
  • Rapidly, iteratively, confidently, and repeatably develop, build, test, and deploy high-quality, secure, and performant applications.

Required Qualifications:
  • Preferred Master's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience
  • 15-20+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience leading the delivery of services and large-scale distributed systems
  • Strong customer focus, excellent communication and relationship building skills. Ability to frame a problem clearly and meaningfully.
  • Strong advocacy of automated testing, continuous delivery, and software quality across the software development life-cycle.
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering large scale enterprise-wide solutions, from design to development to testing to production
  • Experience with service-based architectures, Domain-Driven Design, and reactive / event-driven systems
  • Experience mentoring/training a broad engineering community on sophisticated technical issues
  • Willingness to dive deep into details. Iterative approach to problems and solutions.
  • Solid understanding of Java, Spring, Docker, and Kubernetes.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working in a B2C environment
  • Experience with building cloud based services
  • Experience working with Open-Source technologies
  • Ease in designing and writing high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code
  • Proven ability in Lean and Agile software development methodologies


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.

Here at eBay, 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 eBay's Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/our-company/diversity-inclusion/.


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 [email protected] 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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