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Senior Data Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Senior Data Engineer

Full-time | Nashville | Tennessee | United States


Eventbrite has a world-class data repository of live events, powering millions of events and hundreds of millions of ticket transactions each year in 170+ countries. Our platform allows event creators and event goers to have the most meaningful live experiences. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be part of a team that is building our next-gen big data infrastructure to support both internal and customer-facing applications.  



We're a people-focused Engineering organization: our people value working together in small teams to solve significant problems, supporting an active culture of mentorship and inclusion, and pushing themselves to learn new things daily. Pair programming, weekly demos, tech talks, and quarterly hackathons are at the core of how we’ve built our team and product. We believe in engaging with the community, regularly hosting free events with some of the top technical speakers, and actively contributing to open source software (check out Britecharts as an example!). Our technology spans the web, mobile, API, Big Data, machine learning, search, physical point of sale, scanning systems, and the data infrastructure required to support those systems. 



We are hiring a Senior Data Engineer to help us build a scalable, reliable, secure, and highly performant data platform. You'll help reinforce and extend the infrastructure that powers the use of data at Eventbrite. From infrastructure development to data analysis to ETL jobs, you will need a broad range of big data engineering skills. The team has strong and versatile engineers. You will grow. We hope to grow with you.


  • 8-10 years of experience building high quality software in Python, Java, or Scala
  • 5+ years of experience designing batch, streaming, and event-driven Data Warehouse and ETL architectures with Hadoop ecosystem, such as Spark, Hive, Storm, Presto, Kafka, Hbase, MySQL databases, and HDFS
  • Understanding of Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and the relevant technologies that support them
  • Deep expertise in cloud computing, preferably AWS, security, cluster sizing, and performance tuning. Ability to setup process and systems to monitor and reduce cloud computing costs for a large organization
  • Experience building systems to instrument, collect and process billions of events, such as clickstream data. Deep understanding of measuring and ensuring data quality at scale
  • Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, and facilitation skills. In particular, a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and business issues and solutions to multiple organizational levels
  • Ability to teach and mentor engineers with a variety of skill levels and backgrounds
  • Vision to define the future of how Big Data and Analytics intersect at Eventbrite. The Analytics community at Eventbrite will rely on you to build and maintain a data environment built for speed, accuracy, consistency and uptime
  • Skills to support analytics by building a world-class data warehousing environment that empowers analysts to deliver insights to their stakeholders. Evaluate competing data technologies and tool­sets from various vendors and open-source products; drive platform selection; lead technical architecture, application design and implementation
  • Skills to support analytics by building a world class data warehousing environment that empowers analysts to deliver insights to their stakeholders
  • Evaluate competing data technologies and toolsets from various vendors and open-source products; drive platform selection; lead technical architecture, application design and implementation
  • Combine strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize and analyze large amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Passionate about live entertainment, and eager to help build Eventbrite into the world's leading event technology platform
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail


  • Familiarity with a server-side frameworks, such as Django, Express, Rails, or .Net
  • Skilled in various forms of data modeling including ER, XML Schemas, SQL, logical and physical database design, dimensional modeling, and/or OLAP cubes
  • Knowledge of database schemas and models, including 3NF, star schemas, cubes, etc. and in developing physical database schemas from logical models
  • Strong knowledge of database optimization and scaling approaches including indexing, partitioning, sharding, clustering, in ­memory tables, horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Familiarity with managing large datasets and understanding the complexities of merging large databases, meeting security audit requirements, and implementing a data retention policies


Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology 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. Meet some of the Britelings that make it happen.


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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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