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Principal Software Development Engineer

Elevate Tickets
Tempe, AZ
Info Technology
Full Time

AEG Worldwide is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company with operations in the following business segments:

  • AEG Facilities, which with its affiliates owns, manages or consults with more than 120 venues
  • AEG Presents, which is one of the largest live music companies in the world dedicated to live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals
  • AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events
  • AEG Global Partnerships, which supports each of AEG’s divisions through worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships
  • AEG Real Estate, which develops major sports and entertainment districts worldwide

With offices on five continents, the company uses its global network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing and content distribution platforms and its integrated entertainment districts to deliver the most creative and innovative live sports and entertainment experiences that inspire athletes, teams, artists and fans.

Elevate Tickets is a rapidly growing company that focuses on technical solutions for the music festival industry. We understand destination festivals, the culture and its needs. And with thousands of hours at nearly 200 of the biggest festivals across the country, we’ve pioneered advanced ticketing and RFID platforms that enhance the festival experience, empower fans and pave the way for a future of unforgettable events. 

Position Summary:

The Principal Software Engineering is a full stack developer who will design, create and deploy microservices, maintain and support existing products, lead feature development, lead architectural planning, and design future platform architectures.

Essential Functions:

  • Design and architect software solutions for legacy and new products
  • Design and create serverless architectures that leverage AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and DynamoDB
  • Provide technical mentorship to the team
  • Architect, design, and create scalable and resilient yet simple software solutions that are capable of being extended as business needs grow and change
  • Collaborate with leadership, internal stakeholders, and the product team to influence and prioritize the product roadmap
  • Maintain, support, refactor, modernize, and ultimately extract and componentize legacy products written in ColdFusion, PHP, Laravel, Node.js, AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, MS SQL, and MySQL

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum education level of:  BA/BS Degree (4-year) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years (min 7 years of related work experience preferred)
  • 3+ years of demonstrated deep technical capabilities leveraging cloud technologies and modern architectures
  • 2+ years of microservices architecture design and development
  • Eagerness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • The ability to scope real world initiatives, architect iterative solutions, and resolve both long-standing and urgent production issues
  • Fluent in RESTful API design best practices
  • Deep familiarity with the SOLID design principles, software design patterns, and clean code practices
  • Ability to speak intelligently about the patterns of enterprise architecture, the methods used in refactoring existing code and platforms, and the factors described in the Twelve-Factor App  
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft SQL or MySQL, the tenets of relational database design, and execution plans
  • Familiar with an Agile work environment
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Broad understanding of data structures and algorithms including runtime analysis (Big O complexity)
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback during code reviews (e.g. design pattern guidance, readability, performance, etc)
  • Extensive experience writing unit tests and integration tests
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated technical subject matter expertise
  • Proven record of building technical relationships and consensus with leadership and the greater development team and advocating for technical priorities
  • Comfortable creating technical documentation, architectural diagrams, and Architectural Decision Records (ADRs)
  • Understanding of development fundamentals such as security, performance, scalability, reliability
  • Results driven with reliable follow through


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