Principal Machine Learning Engineer at Eventbrite | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco, California

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Data


Eventbrite is building the global platform for live experience and helping to build new connections between creators and their audience every day. The Eventbrite platform generates a huge amount of data about what creators should do to succeed, about how consumers really make decisions, and about what’s cool in your neighborhood. The Data Science team is charged with converting the massive potential of our data about events and customer preferences into product features that delight our customers and build a foundation of trust in our marketplace.


The Data Science team partners directly with product development teams to deliver machine learning solutions directly into critical product experiences through offline and real time solutions. Our team members work hand in hand with product development teams such as Personalization, Search and Discovery, and Fraud & Risk Prevention to solve customer problems like finding their next great live experience. The six members of the data science team and their current embedded development teams are all US-based and fully remote with partnership opportunities developing with teams in Spain and India.


You will shape how Eventbrite delivers machine learning solutions that are effective, efficient, and durable. You will identify reusable patterns and technology investments that help us move faster and build for scale by setting a high bar for efficient project planning, thoughtful peer feedback, and constructive collaboration. You will be a technical mentor to the Data Science team and a primary contact on machine learning development across all of engineering. In high leverage situations, you will drive individual projects especially in our focus areas: consumer personalization and abuse detection. As part of the Data organization, you will work closely with analysts and data engineers to find the right data and stage it for action. And as a member of the Principal Engineering community, you will have a voice in the technical future of Eventbrite and ensure data science can reach its full potential.

The Skill set:

  • 8+ years of practical machine learning experience including excellent foundational knowledge and depth in at least one specialization like Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, or similar
  • Expertise operationalizing, monitoring, and scaling data processes and models in spanning realtime and offline environments
  • Comfort collaborating with both product and data engineers to deliver solutions with complex requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to be a technical lead with strong communication skills and an ability to drive the company’s vision for machine learning

Bonus points

  • Advanced knowledge of Spark, Snowpark, Python or the Sagemaker ecosystem
  • Domain expertise in recommender systems or fraud detection
  • Active Eventbrite user with a passion for live events


We are committed to providing competitive, valuable and meaningful benefits for our Britelings **. **

We work hard to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where Britelings feel like they belong.

Employees can participate in resource groups and we offer programming throughout the year to support a diverse and inclusive workplace. Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion work for our team, culture, and community.

We offer comprehensive benefits and a wellness package above and beyond standard medical benefits to support our Britelings’ lifestyle.

Eventbrite's global benefit programs are designed to meet you where you are by offering resources and support for your health, well-being, finances, and family. This includes support in a remote/hybrid environment, wellness allowance, Carrot family planning benefit, Origin Financial Planning service, and other offerings to ease the mind and body like Modern Health and BriteBreaks (generally the first Friday of every month off).


Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing, marketing, and experience technology platform that serves a consumers and event creators in nearly 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events. With over 280 million tickets distributed for over 5 million total events in 2022, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Learn more at


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Eventbrite is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from all suitably qualified individuals are encouraged, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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    Principal Machine Learning Engineer
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