Engineering Manager

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


The Opportunity

As an Engineering Manager, you'll lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to deliver product features that will have a direct impact on achieving our business objectives. You'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own continue to scale with our business and adhere to technical best practices and organizational standards. You’ll work with business stakeholders and product owners to plan and deliver the software that guides fans to their favorite live events. In addition to leading the team in day-to-day execution, you will play a role in hiring new engineers as well as carrying out performance management, coaching, and delivering feedback.

You’ll develop, coach and retain engineers in a high-performance engineering team while participating in hiring initiatives to attract, screen and hire new engineering talent. Our Engineering Managers lead complex initiatives and act as the technical subject matter expert in software design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and support for all software development. We promote development best practices such as BDD, TDD, and pair programming in a fast-paced Agile environment embracing accountability for all aspects of software development.

Leading a team at Vivid Seats you’ll stay up to date on new and emerging technologies, planning accordingly to incorporate valuable concepts to enhance our applications and continually improve the development environment.

To be successful, you’ll need

  • A proven career in leading high-performing engineering teams, preferably in the ecommerce industry
  • Experience establishing and managing both onshore and offshore teams
  • Several years’ experience building web or backend software solutions
  • Strong expertise with Object Oriented back end languages/ technologies such as Java, Groovy, .NET, Scala, Python, etc.
  • A strong understanding of SQL (we use MySQL, but to each their own)
  • Familiarity with modern Javascript languages and frameworks
  • Customer facing or consulting experience with the ability to promote and secure platform adoption
  • Experience in a fast paced, Agile, continuous integration environment
  • Creativity, fearlessness and an unwavering commitment to putting the customer first
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 provides an opportunity to scale our best in class platform, allowing our fans to sit closer and see 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 and every employee direct accountability to 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, generous benefits package and Flex PTO policy plus a variety of workplace perks. The most exciting one: We offer our employees $100 worth of credits each month to spend on Vivid Seats tickets along with promotional discounts. At the heart of it, we are all fans of great live events. We want to help you get there more often.


111 N Canal Suite #800
Chicago, IL 60606