“I wouldn’t call it a change in direction but a greater focus and clarity,” eBay CEO John Donahoe told Forbes on the day of its headline-making split with PayPal. “The nice thing about the spin-off is that it allows eBay to keep its own profits and reinvest it back in the businesses that will [be] best to drive incremental growth and provide a more cohesive capital allocation.”
Part of that growth involves bringing on some new talent. Ebay has posted several openings on GeekWork, GeekWire’s jobs site, including a Senior Technical Product Manger position. The online marketplace is looking for someone to help build a next-generation shipping and logistics platform.
The Senior Product Manager will work with the product development, engineering, and business teams to build the new platform. Ebay is looking for a candidate with at least 10 years of experience, strong technical leadership skills, and proficiency in technical design review.
(And as long as you’re job hunting, another good resource is the GeekWire 200 ranking of top technology startups in the Pacific Northwest, and the related GeekWire Startup List database of more than 800 companies. Both can be filtered by category to narrow down your search.)
Last week Zillow hosted its first national conference, an event that CEO Spencer Rascoff called “the most important day in Zillow history.” As we noted at the time, that’s a big claim given the company’s other recent achievements in recent years — notably its IPO and Trulia acquisition. Although the relative value of each of these accomplishments is subjective, one thing is clear: Zillow’s growth is continuing at a rapid pace.
The real estate database continues to post new listings to GeekWork each week, including an opening for a Software Development Manger. The chosen candidate will be responsible for building a new team to develop the Zillow Rentals business. Zillow is searching for someone with at least five years of experience building high-volume, server-side services and at least two years of management experience. The Software Development Manger will receive a comprehensive benefit program and competitive salary.
EnergySavvy, which just closed its $8.25 million funding round a few months ago, has an opening for a Software Program Manager to drive the engineering and delivery of its Optix platform. The company, which specializes in helping organizations roll out energy conservation programs, is looking for a candidate with two to five years of relevant experience and a BS in Computer Science, Interaction Design, or a related area. The manager will be responsible for driving the development of new products, creating functional user stories based on clients’ requirements, and supporting client engagements.
Level11 calls itself “the un-consulting firm” and it’s looking to take on a new Engineering Lead. “Some call us blue sky thinkers, others call us ninjas, but we are all superhero doers” says the listing. More specifically, the manager will be responsible for leading product design and development, coordinating customer requests, and serving as the primary product expert. Candidates with at least ten years of product development experience are encouraged to apply.