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Principal Backend Software Engineer

San Francisco, California, United States

Principal Backend Software Engineer

  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Full-time

THE CHALLENGE

Eventbrite is seeking a Principal Backend Software Engineer to join us in our mission to bring the world together through live experiences. Last year alone, our platform processed over 150 million tickets across over 3 million events organized by our creators. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to build features, design APIs, and scale our product as we grow. 

 

THE TEAM

The members of our team tackle big problems through small group collaboration. Our technology spans across web, mobile, APIs, big data and machine learning, search, as well as physical point of sale and ticket scanning systems. As a people-focused organization, we support a culture of inclusion, mentorship, and continuous learning. Pair programming, weekly demos, tech talks, and hackathons are at the core of how we build our team and product. We engage with the community by hosting events with exciting technical speakers, and releasing key building blocks of our stack as open-source software. Some examples of open-source projects that originated at Eventbrite include PySOA, the framework that powers our services, and Britecharts, a reusable charting library based on D3.

 

 

THE ROLE

We seek experienced software engineers who are passionate about their craft to join our Series Events team in San Francisco. The team comprises two full-stack engineers, two backend engineers, a product manager, a designer, and an engineering manager. You will solve challenging technical problems, and own your products end-to-end. You will contribute to Eventbrite engineering’s culture of technical excellence through inclusivity and mentorship. This is more than an opportunity to join an amazing team, it is a chance to impact Eventbrite’s platform and organization at scale.

 

THE TECH STACK

Eventbrite is one of the world’s largest Django-powered sites by request volume. Python, Django, and MySQL are the primary off-the-shelf technologies in our stack. We are hosted on AWS. PySOA, our services framework builds on these core technologies. Because this team interfaces with many other teams, there’s potential to work with a variety of other backend technologies in our stack, including Redis, Kafka, ElasticSearch to name a few. On the frontend we make extensive use of React and Redux.

THE SKILL SET

  • You can lead and influence architectural designs
  • You enjoy teaching and mentoring colleagues at all levels
  • You are a pragmatic programmer that understands how to balance quality, time to ship, and cost
  • You understand build vs. buy tradeoffs
  • You have a holistic approach to quality
  • You can improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • You have built applications at scale in at least one popular programming language, such as Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C#, C++, etc
  • You have experience with one or more web frameworks, such as Django, Symphony, Rails, ASP.net, etc
  • You have experience working with relational databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc

BONUS POINTS

  • You have experience designing and developing APIs, including RPC and HTTP based APIs

ABOUT EVENTBRITE

Eventbrite is a the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, powering millions of live experiences each year. We empower creators of events of all shapes and sizes – from music festivals, experiential yoga, political rallies to gaming competitions –– by providing them the tools and resources they need to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live experiences around the world. Last year, the team served 795,000 creators hosting nearly 4 million experiences across 170 countries. Our mission? To bring the world together through live experiences. Meet some of the Britelings that make it happen.


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