Senior Full Stack Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


 Who we are: Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats (NASDAQ: SEAT) is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists, and teams they love. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago’s top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers our employees to embrace challenges, encourages unity through collaboration, and seeks to constantly evolve by leveraging data and inspiring innovation.

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer (Gaming), you’ll help implement technology strategy for a team that works with a variety of applications and distribution channels. These channels allow us to extend the reach of our ticket marketplace beyond the borders of our website and app, leveraging existing customer networks in a variety of verticals - including loyalty programs, financial institutions, travel providers, hotel operators, e-commerce marketplaces, and distribution partners across North America.  

As a key member of the team, you will help execute the design and development of our evolving, high traffic marketplace. You will be a subject matter expert in the department that will bring new and innovative solutions to the table, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements that will span across all our core applications.  

Our Engineering department is made up of cross functional Agile development teams that deploy to AWS production environments on demand, multiple times a day. You’ll tackle some of the most difficult challenges scaling an ecommerce marketplace by developing creative and intuitive features that maximize value and efficiency across the organization.  

This role will be part of a team responsible for product ownership of Web and APIs, but also plays a large role working with business stakeholders to define features that deliver value and an exceptional experience for our customers. You’ll work with a team of engineers to refactor and update and develop new features, setting a site wide standard UI/UX and APIs. 

How your role expectations will progress as a Senior Full Stack Engineer in the first 30, 90, and 180 days:  
30 days in 

  • Complete new hire orientation, gaining the resources you need to be successful.   
  • Learn how ticket marketplaces operate and how you’ll contribute to providing great experiences for our customers.  
  • Acclimate to team and company norms, business objectives, and Vivid Seats values.  
  • Develop basic understanding of applications, tech stack, and development process.  

90 days in 

  • Contribute to our approaches, methods, or technologies to support overall business goals and drive team efficiencies.  
  • Maintain, harvest and aid internal and external relationships to achieve progress and advance objectives.  
  • Contribute to team planning, estimations, and design sessions.  

180 days in 

  • Apply methods to execute individual tasks that positively impacts the team.   
  • Play an active role in continued learnings to advance skill sets necessary for team goals.  
  • Have self-sufficiency in all applications touched by the team.    
  • Actively contributes into larger team and engineering group objectives.  
  • Produce and deliver clean, correct code that drives team and company tech goals forward.  

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Career experience developing Web and/or mobile based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using core JavaScript and modern frontend web technologies (React Native, React & Vue)
  • Strong knowledge of raw JavaScript (ES5 / ES6), CSS3, and HTML5  
  • Experience developing Web based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using NodeJS or other major platforms (Python, Java, Scala, Clojure, etc)
  • Experience with NodeJS, REST, APIs, and Service Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding of AWS environment
  • Experience with unit and integration testing  
  • Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment  
  • Proficient in MongoDB and relational database modeling  
  • Creativity, fearlessness and an unwavering commitment to putting the customer first  
  • Payment processing experience is a big plus

Our Commitment: 
We are an equal opportunity employer that values the critical importance of a diverse workforce and sense of belonging. Many of our roles have flexible requirements and we encourage you to apply regardless of whether you meet every qualification. 
Vivid Seats provides competitive compensation; bonus incentives and equity for all employees; FLEX PTO; mental health days; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K matching; monthly credits and discounts for attending live events; remote work and snack allowances; and a variety of additional workplace perks. 

Location: Chicago, IL

We believe in a hybrid working model which provides employees the flexibility to take advance of in-person and remote collaboration. Check out our brand new HQ office, bursting with the energy of live events fandom and the vibrancy of Chicago’s rising tech scene.