Engineering Lead - Java

Posted Date:4/11/2017 1:28:04 PM
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: JR-05060
Location: Hollywood, CA
Job Category:Engineering

Job Summary:

Senior Software Engineer, Distributed Commerce

Location: Hollywood, CA 

Who are we?

Ticketmaster is the world's leading live event ticketing company selling nearly 455 million tickets each year, supporting over 145,000 events and more than 12,000 clients in 21 countries worldwide.  At Ticketmaster, we power the people who create culture through live events, connecting more passionate fans to those experiences than anyone else.  We are innovators that embrace change and work hard to help others succeed.  We believe in open communication and stress accountability, because fans and clients count on us every day.  We strive for ease of use for our clients and fans while seeking out those who have a bias for action versus a desire for directives.  

Why Ticketmaster?

A career at Ticketmaster will challenge and engage you. The pace here is fast, the atmosphere is fun and a passion for live events is a common thread that ties us together. As a global and growing business, we can truly offer a world of opportunities to expand your skills and develop your career. Visit any of our offices and you'll find a diverse mix of passionate employees, helping fans around the globe connect with the artists, teams and events they love. It truly is a unique and rewarding environment.

The Role

Ticketmaster is looking for a strong Senior Software Engineer who can thrive in a fast paced environment to join our Platform API team. We are building public-facing API products that enable third parties to sell verified tickets off-site, on many of the largest platforms and websites in e-commerce and online media. As a key member of a small, dedicated business unit, you will be responsible for developing new technology that is completely independent from legacy systems.  Our goal is to sell more than 12M+ tickets in 2017, utilizing purpose-built transactional and content APIs, as well as developing SDKs and transactional widgets that will empower mobile apps, social networks, and 3rd-party ticketing partners while increasing the exposure of the Ticketmaster brand.

Technologies and standards we use, which you should be familiar with

  • Java, Spring, Maven, Git, Linux
  • REST API principles, OAuth
  • Docker
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript, Python
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, ELB, S3)


  • 5+ years professional hands on software development experience, with 3+ years specifically utilizing Java and 2+ years of web services applications/systems experience
  • Experience with high-volume applications/systems requiring 24/7 uptime
  • Experience in developing loosely coupled systems (REST APIs, SOA, microservices)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is a plus
  • Strong software development process background Scrum and/or Kanban.

We expect you will:

  • Choose challenging situations, use professional knowledge to proactively seek and identify strategic opportunities, develop long term plans to realise aims for large project objectives.
  • Encourage others and proactively build team spirit, build long term relationships, focus on improving communication.
  • Research issues in depth and over a period of time, habitually collect information from a variety of sources, to cut through complexity to identify key issues and create new concepts.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Ticketmaster strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Ticketmaster recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Ticketmaster may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

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