Search Engineer eBay
eBay Inc. - Brisbane, CA

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The ebay Advertising - Search Team designs and develops the search engine that powers ebay's online advertising products across ebay sites and across the Internet. The team applies creativity and insight into the development of algorithms and tools for information retrieval and machine-learned ranking of search results and advertising placements. The team utilizes the latest technologies like Hadoop, and collaborates closely with other teams like Research and Product Management to develop metrics, conduct experiments, analyze results, and improve the system. If you think you have what it takes to build and operate a world-class search engine that serves 500 million plus queries and processes billions of documents every day, then join us. We are passionate about our customers, making a difference, innovation, teamwork, and having fun. What will you do?
Define, architect, and implement complex, high-performance, massively scalable software applications in the search, information retrieval, and online advertising domains using C++ and Java on the Ubuntu platform.
Apply creativity and insight into the development of algorithms and tools for content classification and machine-learned ranking
Develop business and system metrics related to search engine performance, conduct experiments, analyze results, and make improvements
Collaborate with engineers, product managers, QA, Operations, and Analytics teams to develop strategic and tactical solutions in a fast-paced environment

Job Requirements

Strong grasp of data structures and algorithm fundamentals
Experience developing and deploying large-scale performance-sensitive distributed systems
Experience in search engine relevance measurement, testing, and tuning a plus
Experience developing and applying machine learning techniques for content classfication, machine-learned ranking, and data mining a plus
Outstanding communication skills and a track record of achievement in a dynamic team development environment
Industrial experience using Extreme Programming and/or Agile methods preferred
Entrepreneurial spirit and strong drive to innovate any aspect of the company

Bachelors Degree or Equivalent


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The world’s leading e-commerce company, eBay Inc. brings together a family of brands that connect communities. Built on commerce,...