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Sr. Principal Backend Engineer (San Francisco or Remote)

San Francisco, California, United States

Sr. Principal Backend Engineer (San Francisco or Remote)

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

THE CHALLENGE

Over the last decade, we have built a world-class SaaS platform for event organizers, enabling millions of events globally. Last year alone, our platform processed over 150 million tickets across over 3 million events organized by our creators.  As our platform continues to grow, we need to continue investing in platform fundamentals in order to enable our engineering teams to be empowered and autonomous.  Eventbrite is seeking a strong software engineer to join us in our mission to bring the world together through live experiences and help us take our platform to the next level.  

 

THE TEAM

As a Senior Principal engineer you have responsibility at the company level. For this role the focus is customer facing primarily around the technology used by our event creators.  This team is dedicated to providing a best in class, self-service product that is scalable, intuitive, well documented, easy to use, and reliable.

 

 

THE ROLE

As a software engineer focused on our creators, you’ll be in a preferred position to shape the technical direction of the area and keep ensuring Eventbrite’s platform evolves to satisfy our customers’ needs. You’ll be challenged to research, design, and implement technical solutions and become a point of reference for other engineering teams building and making use of these foundational systems.

 

The role can be located anywhere in North America.

 

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, and ElasticSearch to name a few

THE SKILL SET

  • You have 8+ years of experience and a proven track record of building software applications at scale in one or more mainstream programming languages as well as having developed web applications at scale using one or more mainstream web application frameworks.
  • You have 5+ years working with relational databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL or non-relational databases like Elasticsearch and Redis
  • You have a meaningful understanding of modern microservices architecture.
  • You have a willingness to work with a distributed team across several neighboring timezones.
  • You develop code that is easily maintainable, thoroughly documented, and well tested.
  • You have an understanding of the tradeoffs between building new technology and buying existing technology.
  • You have a passion for learning and mentoring others.

  • You have experience implementing and administering a service mesh at scale.
  • You have experience in designing, implementing, and supporting containerized environments. 
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and methodologies
  • Has led teams in making architectural decisions

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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