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eBay Senior Back End Engineer, SEO in London, United Kingdom

eBay Classifieds Group is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to 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.

Based in appealing Richmond, London, just by the riverside, you will join a diverse team of over 20 engineers, delivering value to millions of people every day. We work in an Agile environment in cross-functional squads, building features and constantly testing with our users.

As a senior backend engineer you will be relied on to independently develop and deliver high-quality features and finish tasks to a high standard. You’ll be part of an Agile team, together with QA, UX and front-end engineers, focussing on extending and improving our high traffic platform, while mentoring engineers around you, assisting in code reviews, hiring, maintaining and advocating strong development standards.

What you will do:

  • You'll help grow organic search traffic to eBay Classified Group (ECG) websites.

  • You'll implement the product improvements that will accelerate the growth of ECG search audience.

  • You'll optimise page load performance and rendering.

Main requirements:

  • Experience in Java development

  • Extensive experience in web development, delivering high performing, clean code

  • Comfortable providing and receiving constructive criticism, particularly while participating in code reviews

  • Familiar working in Agile teams and delivering software using Agile methodologies.

  • Be a technical sparring partner for the organisation to help the business build efficient and effective requirements

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience in search engine optimisation (SEO)

  • Experience in Scala or NodeJS is desirable

  • You have a deep real passion for SEO and growth

  • Experience working on a platform which depends on SEO

  • Understanding of the current limitations search engines have in indexing and rendering

  • Experience with web performance optimisation, both server and client side

  • Experience with optimising dynamic JavaScript environments for SEO


  • Flexible working patterns and occasional work-from-home supported.

  • Full medical, dental and vision healthcare cover.

  • Pension scheme.

  • Life and disability insurance.

  • Parental leave policy and Cyclescheme available.

  • Networking, learning and global travel opportunities across eBay Classifieds Group.

  • Regular Tech Talks, Hackathons and workshops.

  • Phenomenal working environment with height-adjustable desks and Aeron chairs.

  • Free breakfast, fruit, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

  • Free on-site massages, yoga, pilates and fitness bootcamps.

We offer an exciting and meaningful role where you will be able to influence your everyday life and work, and where you are part of an international company with colleagues all over the world.

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 Gumtree 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:

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