Software Developer


We are an international team (26 countries!) of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us. This is a big responsibility; you will work on high-availability servers, improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team and technologies. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats and eBay.

What you can expect from us: 

  • A collaborative, informal, international and playful work environment with self-organized, multi-disciplinary agile/lean teams
  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your growth as a technologist and as a person
  • Work with cool modern technologies such as Scala, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Consul, Node.js, React, Swift and Play
  • Access to tools and resources to do your job (best-in-class laptop, IDEs, Safari Online subscription, conferences and meetups, all the coffee and soda you can drink, and much more)
  • Ability to join and participate in multiple internal interest groups in Marktplaats and across eBay Classifieds Group in trending topics like DevOps, BigData, mobile development, and others
  • Continuous Deployment through multiple environments to get rapid feedback about your work
  • Work on one of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands

What we expect from you:

  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency and efficiency of eBay’s services;
  • Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions;
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems;
  • Love big scale things and be able to identify risks and recommend actions to mitigate this risk
  • Creating and aligning real-time monitoring and testing approaches with developers, Operations and QA
  • Ability to work in a large Agile cross-functional team (e.g., DevOps, Kanban, Scrum) 
  • Easy to communicate with anyone from any discipline
  • Leading our efforts to become a truly Continuous Delivery platform by working with your team
  • Be coding savvy (Scala, Java, Python, Bash, Go, Javascript (Node.js))
  • Failure mode analysis (What can go wrong, what can we do when something fails)
  • Able to triage production incidents on Infrastructure level


  • An expert with monitoring frameworks (e.g., Grafana, Kibana, Prometheus)
  • Infrastructure components (Load Balancers, routing, proxies etc.)
  • High Availability setups (failover, dual DC setups, Master/Slave)
  • Understanding and applying scheduler and deployment strategies (Nomad, Blue-green etc.)
  • Configuration management (Puppet, Salt etc.)
  • Micro-service building blocks like Service discovery (Consul, etcd etc.)
  • Circuit breaking (Hystrix etc.)
  • Unix, Go, Python

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