Senior Java Software Engineer

Posted Date:4/13/2018 9:29:07 AM
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: JR-03729
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Category:Engineering

Job Summary:

Who we are.
We’re fans who help fans everywhere get in to the live events they love.  A proud division of Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster has changed the way the world connects with their favorite artists, teams, and shows, and we continue to shape innovation every day. We’re not just selling tickets (though we do that better than anyone else), we’re enriching lives one amazing experience at a time. And we think that’s pretty amazing. If you’re passionate about the magic of live entertainment like we are, and you want to work at a company dedicated to helping millions of fans experience it, we want to hear from you.

Why you should work with us.
Our biggest investment is in our people. We offer comprehensive health benefits and 401k matching, student loan assistance, plus career-boosting opportunities like tuition reimbursement and targeted development sessions to help all eligible employees thrive. At Ticketmaster, expect the fast-paced excitement of a startup with the rock-solid support from an industry leader – with plenty of ticket perks on the side.

See what it’s like working at Ticketmaster.

The Role:

At Ticketmaster, we are building a new platform for live entertainment.  Over the past 4 years, our API has gone from a $1 million/year to $1 billion/year, including through mobile initiatives.  Today we sell tickets not only on but on partner e-commerce sites and the biggest social networks.  As we continue to grow we need outstanding Java engineers.  That’s where you come in.

Potential projects include:

  • Public API services including our Commerce API, Content Discovery APIs, Mobile App APIs
  • A new open platform that allows partners to syndicate Ticketmaster content
  • Data science applications including recommendation systems, personalization and bot detection
  • Search applications, data pipelines and content aggregation
  • Web applications including the next generation of and great client apps in our ever-expanding B2B platform

Our Tech Stack.

Java8 technologies, Spring Framework, Node, Active MQ, Kafka, JDBC, AWS, Docker, Terraform, Asynchronous Messaging


  • You have 5+ years of professional experience with JVM technologies and an expertise in programming in Java. Experience with Java8 is a plus.
  • You have hands-on experience with Web Services, Service Oriented Architecture, Micro Services, Messaging.
  • You have hands-on experience with Spring Framework and Spring boot.
  • You are a results-driven, highly motivated, and have experience in distributed, scalable systems.
  • We run on AWS, so you should have the ability to build, test, and deploy code to run on cloud infrastructure.
  • You’re a quick learner - we face exciting new challenges every day, and are constantly evolving with emerging technology.
  • Experience with modern messaging frameworks like ActiveMQ or Kafka is a bonus.

Key Cultural Aspects.

  • Innovation matters—we embrace creativity and taking risks
  • Team environment—we help each other succeed
  • Vibrant energy fueling progress—think hackathons and devjams
  • DevOps—you build it, you ship it, you run it
  • Work-life balance—we develop software at a sustainable rate
  • Open Source development model
  • Quality and scalability through automation
  • We use tech that rocks—Java 8, SpringBoot, Vert.x, Docker and AWS

Equal Employment Opportunity
Ticketmaster strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation. 

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, for applicants in Los Angeles, California, and consistent with applicable laws in other areas.

Hiring Practices
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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