|Thu June 25 2020 09:13:31|
eBay Hires Chief Architect Who Helped Build Cassini
By: Ina Steiner
eBay's Chief Technology Officer Mazen Rawashdeh announced on LinkedIn
last night that the company has a new Chief Architect who had previously worked at eBay.
"I am excited to welcome Randy Shoup back to eBay as VP, Chief Architect. He spent seven years at eBay earlier in his career and rejoins us from WeWork, where he was VP of Engineering. Randy is a seasoned technology leader who has the deep technical expertise needed to help us accelerate our tech transformation journey. He’s committed to cultivating talent within his teams, and because he knows eBay and its businesses so well, he is uniquely positioned as Chief Architect to help us continue to create better experiences for our customers."
"The more I thought about it, the clearer it became that there are tons of opportunities to spearhead technology and practice improvements at eBay that will directly provide value to buyers and sellers. And I hope that I can bring a unique perspective and set of experience to help make that happen. Getting to partner again with top-notch former colleagues who have also returned, including new CEO Jamie Iannone and CTO Mazen Rawashdeh, as well as *many* others, was also no small part of the decision. Watch this space :-)."
"Excited to share that I have rejoined @eBay as VP Engineering and Chief Architect. Tons of opportunities for technology and practice improvements at eBay to directly provide value to customers, and I hope to bring a unique perspective and set of experience to make that happen."
According to his LinkedIn profile, during his previous tenure at eBay (2004 - 2011), he led the design and architecture for eBay's results ranking system ("Best Match") and spearheaded development of eBay's next-generation real-time search engine ("Cassini").