Director of Engineering, Ads ML at eBay (San Francisco, CA)

At eBay we are passionate about connecting people with the things they love. As one the world's biggest online marketplace, we pride ourselves on technology-led innovation and our ability to shape the future of commerce. We put our customers (buyers and sellers) at the center of everything we do.'

The Advertising Team is reinventing advertising at eBay! Were creating innovative ad-tech solutions to optimize the ad monetization and experience on eBay. Our goal is to create a valuable experience for both buyers and sellers, while also driving performance for advertisers.

Read about some of our products and recent work here:

As the head of Research for Campaign Quality, you will lead a team of 30+ researchers and engineers to maximize the return for eBay sellers advertising campaigns. You will use advanced ML algorithms to guide sellers to maximize their advertising spend.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Setting the direction and vision to improve eBay sellers advertising campaigns performance through research in artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

  • Lead the research and engineering team that focuses on improving Ads Campaign performance through new algorithms and systems to achieve seller success.

  • Partner with product managers, strategists, analysts and other engineering teams across eBay to grow our Ads business to $1B+ annually

  • Technical Innovation, product delivery, and a culture of engineering excellence

  • Be a thought leader contributing to the strategic vision of the team and product

Job Requirements:

  • Masters (PhD a plus) in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 10+ years of industry and management experience.

  • Industry track record for Engineering and Technology excellence in an established AdTech enterprise

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in Machine Learning and software engineering systems.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: Natural Language Processing, text understanding, classification, pattern recognition, recommendation systems, targeting systems, ranking systems or similar.

  • Successfully worked with partner engineering, design and product teams

  • Publishing Technical articles and speaking in Engineering / ML conferences is a plus


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether youre 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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isnt 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.

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