Tackling Strategic Engineering Challenges with eBay and Walmart


eBay, Walmart and Applause discuss modern engineering challenges and how they are tackling them on a daily basis

Engineering leaders face many of the same strategic decisions. How do you increase the percentage of automated test cases? How do you determine how to automate front- and back-end components of your applications, or build test automation frameworks?

Applause is excited to bring together eBay’s Senior Director of Engineering Srikanth Rentachintala and Walmart’s Director of Engineering Anthony Tang, alongside Applause CTO Rob Mason, for a live session to discuss the challenges facing top engineers today, and how their companies tackle these areas. In our interactive live session, ask questions and learn how these engineering leaders make strategic decisions on an ongoing basis.


  • How the speakers tackle test automation challenges
  • Best practices to handle test data
  • Accessibility testing approaches


Srikanth Rentachintala

Srikanth Rentachintala

Head of Payments StrategyeBay

Srikanth has more than 16 years of leadership, management and engineering experience in product design, development and quality. He is passionate about automation and continuous improvements of release efficiencies. Before working at eBay, Srikanth worked at Verizon Wireless and PayPal.

Anthony Tang

Anthony Tang

Director of EngineeringWalmart

Anthony Tang leads the Developer Experience and Optimization Tools teams at Walmart Global Tech. The Developer Experience Tools team is responsible for test automation tools and supports the development of the Walmart site. This includes functional, performance and accessibility testing. Optimization tools include building and managing the A/B testing platform. Anthony joined Walmart Global Tech in 2012 after working at Yahoo!, and earned his MS in Computer Science from UCSD.

Rob Mason

Rob Mason

Chief Technology OfficerApplause

Rob Mason is the CTO at Applause, helping leading brands quickly release high-quality digital experiences. Rob has more than 20 years of operational, management, and software development experience across many different companies, languages, platforms and technologies. A meticulous builder and obsessive tester, Rob’s teams produce innovative, robust software.

Digital River has mastered the ins and outs of global commerce. Established and fast-growing brands alike rely on our flexible, API-powered solutions to sell direct to their customers, whether they live around the corner or around the world. Our modular platform, global expertise, and advanced partner ecosystem lets brands focus on creating seamless buyer experiences, while we work behind the scenes to manage orders and fulfilment, process payments, mitigate fraud, and handle taxes and compliance on your behalf.


Applause is the worldwide leader in crowdsourced digital quality testing. With testers available on-demand around the globe, Applause provides brands with a full suite of testing and feedback capabilities. This approach drastically improves testing coverage, eliminates the limitations of offshoring and traditional QA labs, and speeds up time-to-market.