Sr. Director, Risk Technology in San Jose, CA

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

eBay   •  

San Jose, CA 95101

Industry: Consumer Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 58 days ago

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As eBay develops its managed payments technology, we are creating new systems to model and reduce risk and fraud. These applications range from the on-boarding experience for sellers who sign up, to real-time estimation of transaction risk using rules and models, and various interventions and actions as a result of the risk assessment. This is a unique opportunity to ensure the seller experience is as seamless as possible, that all the relevant information is available in a standard place for rule and model evaluation, and that the resulting actions are as effective as possible.

The senior director of risk technology, reporting to the Vice President of Payments Technology, leads a global team of 120+ software engineers in San Jose, California and Shanghai, China building these new capabilities.

This leader will define and execute eBay's technology strategy for risk. This includes existing systems for seller risk management, as well as new systems for transaction risk management. As we build these new capabilities, we are also using third party vendors for risk evaluation, giving the team time to ensure the new systems are built on a solid foundation for the future. While ensuring quality, compliance, availability, and security, there is plenty of room to innovate in areas such as: device fingerprinting and bot detection; rapid customer identity verification; streaming data processing/analytics; support for machine learning model development; and anomaly detection.


  • Create vision, build and scale the Risk Technology organization.
  • Lead strategy and planning for the engineering roadmap to drive aggressive growth across the payments risk platform.
  • Define the architecture for a seamless onboarding seller experience globally.
  • Formulate & communicate long-term objectives & expectations, define strategic direction
  • Partner closely with Product Management, Quality and other key stakeholders to deliver a differentiated experience.
  • Establish best practices for software development, including Agile and other lean model development and testing strategies to accelerate time to market.
  • Recruit, develop and mentor world-class engineering talent.


  • Twelve or more years of technical management experience
  • Graduate degree in computer science or a related field
  • Experience building high-availability, large-scale risk-related systems, in either the financial services or technology industry
  • Very solid understanding of computer system fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, coach, develop, and retain senior individual contributor engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively between platform and application organizations
  • Experience leading distributed teams and creating effective models for working across offices in different countries
  • Insight into best practices for software development, and experience ensuring high employee engagement with processes as they are rolled out
  • Experience developing streaming data processing/analytics, and/or developing tools for machine learning, preferred

Valid Through: 2019-9-16