The eBay Advertising team is dedicated to helping advertisers reach the right consumers across the Web. As a division of eBay Inc., we have exclusive access to eBay's unique search, browse and purchase data for more than 100 million users. Our integrated advertising solution leverages this invaluable consumer data, proprietary targeting technology and innovative digital experiences to deliver more engaging, targeted solutions for our merchants, advertisers and partners. Consumers benefit too, from personalized ads that speak directly to their needs and wants, inspiring them to take action. Learn more about our products
Our Mission : Connect Consumers to the World's Advertisers
Throughout history, commerce has been a powerful force in our lives. Bartering, trading, buying and selling — every transaction sparks possibility. Through commerce, we create value that helps us pursue a better life and forge human connections that enrich our shared experience. But commerce hasn't always lived up to its potential. Traditionally, it has created distinct winners and losers. Some of us have abundant access to the world's goods; others have limited choice. Today, digital technology is changing those rules and enabling us to push the boundaries of commerce — fueling more connected commerce. With more access and choice, we each can pursue a better life. Connected commerce is both local and global, online and offline. Big and small players can succeed with each other, not in spite of each other. ALL OF US — individuals, businesses, and communities — then share in more opportunity together. That's the power of connected commerce.
DealTime launches as an innovative price-alert shopping experience.
eBay begins selling ads on eBay.com.
DealTime acquires Epinions.com, a consumer-product review site. Eventually, the sites merge and re-launch under the Shopping.com brand.
Shopping.com pioneers online comparison shopping and becomes the 6th largest shopping destination online. With simple search tools, engaging content and time-saving navigation, plus millions of user-generated product and merchant reviews, Shopping.com helps inform the right purchasing decision and leads users directly to the products they seek.
eBay.com acquires Shopping.com. As the e-commerce market becomes more competitive, Shopping.com begins evolving into a network, partnering with premium publisher sites.
eBay began selling display advertising in partnership with Triad Retail Media; ends the public licensing of data through Bluekai.
Shopping.com rebrands as the eBay Commerce Network and merges with eBay Advertising to offer an integrated advertising solution. eBay Audience Platform launches, extending the reach of eBay first-party data to the rest of the Internet.
eBay adds mobile advertising and video to its display portfolio.
What We Do
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Real-Time User Modeling
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eBay observes hundreds of millions of user interactions across various properties every day. Our incredibly detailed data enables unique opportunities for highly relevant user targeting, leading to exciting engineering and data science challenges.
We're in the midst of building a peta-byte-scale platform to store and process user, product and campaign data on top of one of the world's largest Hadoop clusters.
We're continuously investigating state-of-the-art Information Retrieval, Machine Learning and Personalization technologies to build the world's most advanced commerce search engine. We like our technologies lightning-fast and highly scalable to meet the demands of our growing network.
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In addition to serving relevant product search results, our teams are constantly optimizing our processes to ensure that we create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
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"We innovate, execute, adapt and play. Then we rinse and repeat."
Every function at eBay Advertising, from our data engineers and ad ops team to our analytics, sales and marketing professionals, plays a key role in changing the way the largest brands in the world reach and inspire consumers.
We create solutions that work. Our products are tested, our results proven. Our teams work together to launch, analyze, optimize and repeat to ensure we are consistently exceeding advertiser performance expectations.
Day to day, hour to hour, we stay flexible to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry and our clients. Digital trends never stay the same for too long and neither do we.
We love our work. But between brainstorms, client meetings, sales calls and creating The Next Big Thing in Digital Advertising, we make time to kick back, relax and get to know our team members, in and out of the office.
eBay Commerce Network
A leading commerce advertising platform offering merchants direct-response advertising solutions across a network of premium publishers.Learn More
On eBay Display
High-impact display advertising on eBay that delivers the right message to the right consumer at the right time.Learn More
eBay Audience Platform
A powerful solution offering advertisers the ability to reach the right shoppers through targeted display ads on their favorite sites.Learn More
Sr. Advertising Analyst
Alexey enjoys solving logical puzzles and finding new ways for embracing challenging analytical questions. An Advertising Analyst position provides plenty of opportunities for applying his brain power for variety of neat
e-commerce problems. His favorite perk? Annual soccer championate where the U.S.-based team stands up against the International-based team.
Sr. Software Engineer
Surrounded by a team of rock-star search engineers, Flora is an Information Retrieval expert who is continuously improving the scalability and relevance of our product search engine. The secret to her success? Chocolate! It keeps her brain running on overdrive and fuels her supernatural engineering powers.
Merchant Sales and Marketing Manager
Beth loves that her position allows her to be creative and innovative on a daily basis. With many aspects to her role, she is always excited about the next opportunity and challenge. Her favorite perk? Regular lunchtime boot camp classes give her the right work/life balance to keep her motivated each and every day.
Dale finds patterns in large amounts of data and works with product and engineering teams to implement data-centric solutions. He enjoys the opportunity to learn, apply cutting-edge techniques at petabyte scale and work with smart people in a collaborative environment. How he recharges during breaks? A game of competitive foosball or de-stressing with yoga.
VP, GM eBay Advertising
As VP / GM of eBay Advertising, Gautam Thakar oversees the overall direction and strategy, while managing day-to-day operations for one of the leading comparison shopping destinations on the Web.
Gautam joined Shopping.com in 2008 and transitioned to his current role in March of 2011. Previously, Gautam was the Global Head of Business for Shopping.com, responsible for all business operations in the U.S., Germany, UK, France and Australia across the comparison shopping and advertising network businesses.
He is a longtime e-commerce veteran with startup, general managerial and international experience. He was previously Senior Director of International Marketing at eBay, where he led the Global Marketing Leadership team across Europe and Asia. Before that, Gautam was the Country Manager of eBay in India and a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership team. He was responsible for the overall strategy and business results of the Marketplace. He joined eBay as CMO upon the acquisition of baazee.com. In that role, he was responsible for Marketing, Category Management, Product and Business Development at various stages.
Before joining the eBay family, Gautam served as the regional brand manager for detergents at Procter & Gamble in Asia. He spent close to five years with P&G helping launch and build brands such as Tide, Ariel, Gain and Ezee. He was also a member of the Market Development Leadership Team for the Laundry and Health Care business in India and the Philippines.
Gautam holds a Master in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a Graduate degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Bombay University.
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Satish is responsible for technology strategy, development, deployment and management at eBay Advertising. He brings more than 21 years of experience developing core technologies in online advertising, search engines and database servers.
Satish started his career in 1991 in the software division of an Indian engineering conglomerate in various roles including systems software development. He entered the online advertising space in 2005 as the first employee at Turn Inc., where he was responsible for research and development of industry-leading, fully automated ad targeting system and technologies. Prior to Turn, he worked on Yahoo, Inktomi, FAST and Alta Vista Web search engines. He also worked for IBM (Informix division), where he developed and managed the enterprise text search and content management products to extend SQL language and the database server. In 2009, Satish founded a startup focused on building a neighborhood social networking product. He joined eBay in Nov 2012 after spending three years at Cox Digital Solutions.
Satish holds a B. Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from HBTI Kanpur, India.
Sr. Director of Global Business, ECN
As Senior Director of Global Business (ECN), Bridget Davies leads all business operations in the U.S., DE, FR, UK and AU markets. The operations under her leadership include Merchant Services, Display Advertising, Internet Marketing and our Distributed Commerce Publisher Network. She also shares responsibility for our global-owned and operated properties, DealTime, Epinions and Shopping.com.
An e-commerce and Internet marketing veteran, Bridget joined DealTime in 2000, managing and later leading the Strategic Publishers team. She grew the division into a multi-million dollar business while expanding a merchant's product reach everywhere consumers were shopping online. She took ownership of a new business and ran the Search Engine Marketing program where she doubled the business in three short years. She expanded her responsibilities in 2009, heading up the Global Internet Marketing and Advertising teams and leading the U.S. Merchant Services organization. With a strong track record of consistent results, Bridget took over management of the U.S. Business in July of 2010 and the Global Business in January 2012.
Bridget holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Sr. Director Finance, eBay Advertising
Hendrik is responsible for monitoring and planning the financial performance of eBay Advertising and ensures accuracy and compliance of financial reporting.
Hendrik joined in January 2011 after spending six years at eBay Germany in various finance roles. During his time with eBay Germany, Hendrik was the CFO of mobile.de, a cars classifieds site acquired by eBay in 2004, where he led all financial aspects of mobile.de's integration into eBay Inc. and assumed the role of CFO for the eBay.de business unit.
Before joining eBay, Hendrik worked as CFO for small- to medium-size companies mainly in the field of healthcare and biotech in Germany with a focus on M&A and international expansion.
Hendrik holds a Master Degree from the Koblenz School of Management (WHU) and has studied at USC in Los Angeles and ESC Reims in France.
Head of HR
As Head of HR, Yael provides strategic consultative services on human capital needs to enable delivery. At her previous role as HRBP, she worked with the Catalog & Classification Marketplaces team in Israel, where she played a key role in leadership development for the organization with an emphasis on manager effectiveness and ways of working.
Before joining eBay in 2008, Yael was Division HR Manager at NICE Systems, the leading provider of Insight from Interactions solutions. Yael holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in HR from Tel Aviv University and a Graduate degree in Business Administration from Ben Gurion University.
Sr. Director US Display Advertising
Stephen runs sales, strategy and ad operations for eBay in the U.S. His teams match marketer needs to the data and platform capabilities at eBay Inc., Shopping.com, DealTime.com and Epinions.com, and audience buying across the Web via eBay's Commerce Trading Desk.
Stephen's background in digital media extends back 20 years to before the first banner ad. At CBS Interactive, he managed a portfolio of global digital brands and revenue streams. Prior to that, he was VP of Product at CNET Networks and Ziff-Davis' ZDNet. He joined eBay in 2011 to lead the still-new business unit for on-site advertising, and in 2013 gained go-to-market responsibility for off-site advertising as well. He's a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.
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For technologists and business minds alike, eBay opens up opportunities to shape the future of commerce. Do you love working with incredibly rich data? Do you dream of advertising that connects the right product to the right buyer at the right time? Located in Brisbane and San Jose, we're looking for great, independent thinkers who aren't afraid to take a few risks, break a few boundaries and change the world in the process.Apply Today