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Principal Software Engineer - Search and Discovery

San Francisco, California, United States

Principal Software Engineer - Search and Discovery

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

THE CHALLENGE


Help people find events they are interested in attending.


THE TEAM


The Search & Discovery team helps people browse, search for and discover events that they want to attend through search UI, ranking and relevance enhancements.  


THE ROLE


Join our engineering team and help make Eventbrite an indispensable platform for finding the best events anywhere in the world.  You'll build products that deeply understand the interests of users so we can re-engage them with the right events at the right time.  You'll work directly with product management, product design, and data analysts to get a deep understanding of how our users explore our inventory and you will architect the systems to most effectively satisfy our users’ needs. Coordinate with Engineering leadership and drive teams to adopt best practices and infrastructure to support growth and resiliency.

THE SKILL SET

  • 4+ years working with search and/or recommendation technology, providing the most relevant and engaging results.
  • 3+ years experience as a backend or data engineer - and possibly both, with an understanding of backend web technologies, datastores and distributed batch-processing systems.
  • 5+ years building high performance systems and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and uplevel other engineers.
  • Experience with the AWS ecosystem and Microservices.
  • Experience aligning design, product and engineering goals.
  • Analytical mindset – comfortable asking big questions about the system as a whole, breaking these down into smaller testable hypotheses, and then doing whatever is required to find the answers.
  • Familiarity with the basic principles and activities of data science - collecting and cleaning data; extracting and evaluating features; designing, building, and training a model; evaluating results.
  • Unstoppable learner – Initially you may not have all the skills above, but you’re confident that you can learn what you need in very short order.
  • Efficient, practical programmer with a record of producing maintainable code
  • Ability to take initiative and produce results with great communication and collaboration skills
  • Passion to learn and to mentor others
  • Desire to work on a highly visible product that impacts millions of users

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Machine Learning and NLP.
  • Experience with generating recommendations.
  • Experience with Python and Django.
  • Have worked specifically in an e-commerce or marketplace setting.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping and experimentation.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Eventbrite, we strive to support our Britelings and their loved ones through different stages of life with robust and attractive benefits, financial and physical wellness options, and great perks.

In addition to offering a competitive salary and company stock, we have other great benefits available. In the Briteland, you’ll find great medical plans, fertility and adoption benefits, wellness reimbursement, generous parental leave, on-site services, and much more.


We care about your mental health and wellbeing

Our employees enjoy free coaching sessions with Modern Health. We also offer free therapy sessions with a psychologist. You’ll also have access to private medical insurance for you and your family, that includes dental care. And if you like sports, we have our wellness program to pay for your gym expenses.

Ongoing training and career development is an important part of our culture

We offer unlimited access to courses in Udemy, language exchange programs, internal training, Briteling talks, workshops and weekly sessions with our CEO

Work-life balance is extremely important to us

Our employees can choose what works best for them: work in one of our offices, be fully remote or the best of both worlds! We believe in a flexible working environment to allow Britelings to perform at their best ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We have recently implemented Britebreak Fridays: all Britelings turn off their computers and take the first Friday of every month off to focus on their wellbeing.


We are currently working on becoming compliant with the new regulations in Colorado. Until we are able to do so, this role cannot be performed in Colorado



ABOUT EVENTBRITE

Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform that serves a community of nearly one million event creators in over 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events. The Eventbrite platform provides an intuitive, secure, and reliable service that enables creators to plan and execute their live and online events, whether it's an annual culinary festival attracting thousands of foodies, a professional webinar, a weekly yoga workshop or a youth dance class. With over 300 million tickets distributed to more than 4 million experiences in 2019, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love.


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Eventbrite is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer supporting workforce diversity.  We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, political affiliation, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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