Senior Data Engineer

Engineering Toronto, Ontario


This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto. 
We strongly encourage all interested applicants to apply to our open roles regardless of how many qualifications they meet.  Most of our posted positions have a degree of flexibility in the stated requirements. 
The Opportunity: 

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will maintain a holistic view of the Vivid Seat’s data architecture with an understanding of how it relates to the systems that depend upon it. You’ll partner with engineering teams to create data models and assist in designing our transactional data stores. This includes designing and building data systems and automated processes for our underlying cloud infrastructure and deployment pipelines. You’ll mature operational stability of the data platform through best practices, automation and monitoring while staying up to date on new and emerging technologies, planning accordingly to incorporate valuable concepts to enhance our data schema and capabilities.  

To be successful, you’ll need:  

  • Expert knowledge of a relational database platform (preferably MySQL, Postgres); including performance optimization (e.g., indices, FACT tables, scaling) 
  • Experience in either modeling transaction or data warehousing with an interest in learning both methodologies  
  • Experience designing and scheduling ETL pipelines with tools like Airflow 
  • Scripting experience using Java, Python or Bash  
  • Proficiency in working in Mac and Linux environment  
  • Experience running data platforms within a cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure) 
  • Experience with agile team methodologies and tools like Jira 
  • A willingness to participating in an on-call rotation  

Additional Experience of Interest:  

  • Experience with configuration as code tools such as Ansible, Terraform etc.  
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration e.g. Docker, Kubernetes 
  • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment using tools such as Jenkins  

What We Offer:  

Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. Experiences Matter - which is why we continue to grow year over year. Working at Vivid Seats puts you front and center at the opportunity to scale our best in class platform that allows our fans to sit closer and experience more.   
At Vivid Seats, you will have the opportunity to work with the flexibility and speed of a startup; while operating at massive, profitable scale. We keep our teams lean, allowing each employee direct accountability of creating a positive ticket buying experience. We are relentless and move quickly to release new features and content to our applications. Good ideas are heard and implemented, and hard work rewarded. Being a part of our team means having the ability to drive impact and own the innovation that connects our tens of millions of unique monthly users to the memorable experiences that only live events create.   
We are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our fans and the best in class experience for our employees. Vivid Seats offers competitive compensation levels, individual and team-based bonus opportunities, 401K matching, a generous benefits package and Flex PTO policy plus a variety of workplace perks.