Come work with me at eBay! We’ve got some job openings on my product management team and also on the software development and QA / Test teams that I work with. My current two open product management positions are below:
My work is an important part of my life – after all, like many people I spend more time working than doing anything else. When I started thinking about what I wanted to work on after TV software for cable/telco carriers at Microsoft, I established a set of criteria that I would use to measure the opportunities:
A consumer product or service that ships directly to customers
Something that I use (or if not yet shipped, would use) and that my friends and family can use
A move entailing risk outside of my comfort zone
Something that makes the world a better place
Ability to make a measurable impact fairly quickly after we roll out
Fairly short ship cycles with plenty of opportunity for iteration
Ability to move quickly to seize opportunities or disrupt things
Easily reachable by walking, biking or public transit
Over time I considered a set of internal and external opportunities and through a well-timed text message from a former teammate of mine I started to consider eBay.
The more I looked into eBay the better it looked. I was really impressed by the people I met during the interview process. During that process I got to know more about the eBay business and how well it measured against my criteria. eBay is certainly not a new company but it is in the midst of a great deal of change — organizationally as well as technologically. In that change I saw opportunity for my career growth and for being a part of the reinvention of eBay. On top of that, I get to work on something that I’m personally passionate about so work doesn’t feel like “work” so much.