Telecommute Principal Frameworks and API Backend Software Engineer

Principal Backend Software Engineer, Frameworks, API

San Francisco, California / Engineering / Full-time


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.


Our team is part of the Frameworks pillar, providing value to the engineering organization by underpinning the foundation for our technology platform that enables our product to continually evolve. This team is dedicated to providing an API across our platform that is powerful, scalable, intuitive, well documented, easy to use, and reliable to consume.


As a software engineer on the API team, 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 the API.

The role can be located around our development hubs in San Francisco or Nashville, and we are open to considering remote work for the right person.


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.


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 3+ years designing and developing APIs, including RPC and HTTP based APIs, ideally through an API Gateway platform such as Kong, Tyk, or Apigee.

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 well-established standards when it comes to API documentation.

You have experience implementing and administering a service mesh at scale.

You have experience in designing, implementing, and supporting containerized environments.

Comfortable developing in a container environment like DockerFamiliarity with continuous integration tools like Jenkins or CircleCI

Experience with automated testing frameworks and methodologies

Experience with Terraform, Nomad, and other HashiCorp technologies

Has led teams in making architectural decisions


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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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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