Junior Systems Engineer at SeatGeek

New York City · Full Time
We're making it easier to experience the thrill of live events. We're an assortment of bright, talented, and interesting people united by the mission to change the way people buy tickets. Read More
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Job Description

SeatGeek has more services than developers. That means automation has to be the default when it comes to deploying and testing our platforms.

As a Junior Systems Engineer, you'll be implementing tooling to allow developers to move faster as the infrastructure evolves around them. When you're not working on platform enhancements, you'll be designing and improving new ways to help increase the velocity of the infrastructure team.

What you'll do

* Refine internal tools that help to coordinate and manage all our applications
* Improve workflow automation for the team
* Monitor, analyze, and report on infrastructure resource requirements
* Participate in on-call schedule in local timezone
* Assist in monitoring, problem-solving and issue resolution for application teams

Who you are

The ideal candidate will be someone who loves building web apps but also has a keen interest for how they're deployed and run. You make decisions based on data and are not afraid of experimenting to get the information you need. In addition, you have the following:

* 1+ year of Cloud (Azure/AWS/GCP) or VPS (DigitalOcean/Linode) experience
* Basic Linux administration experience
* Scripting in Bash, Python, Ruby, or other interpreted language
* Familiarity with Relational and Non-relational datastores
* Experience with configuration management systems such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt
* Experience with continuous integration, delivery, testing, and code deployment (using tools such as Jenkins or Travis CI)

Job Perks

* A competitive base salary and equity stake in a well-funded growth stage company
* A culture where the product is king
* A monthly budget to spend on tickets to live events
* A laid-back, fun workplace with an endless supply of snacks/coffee/beer, frequent team lunches, and social jaunts
* The opportunity to write code that is used outside of SeatGeek, e.g. we've opensourced our a/b testing framework,Sixpack ( , our Redis-backed autocompleting service, Soulmate ( , and our Python string matching library, FuzzyWuzzy (
* A superb benefits package, including full health/dental/vision
* Hackathons: scheduled times when everyone drops what they’re doing and builds cool stuff in small groups

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What We're Building

A live event’s better because of the people by your side. You see the same things. You feel the same feels. You walk out changed for the better. And that’s why SeatGeek makes it easy to score sweet deals on tickets to more events than we can count.

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Have Questions? Ask Us Anything

What are some of the toughest engineering problems SeatGeek is facing now?
Lots and lots of them, but if I had to pick just a couple to highlight... 1. Event Discovery. What can we build to allow SeatGeek customers to discover the existence of live events they didn't previously know about? Or great deals to those events that they wouldn't have thought possible? A fun mix of machine learning techniques and data engineering gets us there. 2. Consistency. The ticket industry is as balkanized as any industry you'll find. There may be dozens of individual sellers for a popular game; how can we make SeatGeek a consistent interface to all that complexity, so that our customers can get the same good experience for every ticket, for every event in the country? 3. Scale. Every day, we show close to 1 billion ticket listings to our customers, spanning thousands of unique live events. How do we deal with that volume of data and still create a fast, stable, and most importantly *intuitive* experience?
Adam Cohen
Employee at SeatGeek
How many people are you hiring in the next year?
The gating factor in our hiring is supply rather than demand. i.e. how many people we hire will depend mostly on how effective we are at recruiting. Gun to my head I'd say ~40 people over the next 12 months, excluding Customer Experience (which will scale with sales volume). But there are relatively wide error bounds around that.
Jack Groetzinger
Founder at SeatGeek