Vivid Seats
Chicago, IL

Android Engineer at Vivid Seats

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Who We Are:  Vivid Seats is the fastest-growing online marketplace for sports, theatre, and concert tickets.  We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best ticket buying experience in the industry. We offer the perks, culture, and opportunity of an entrepreneurial start-up, supported by the scale, stability, and resources of over a decade of profitable growth. 

At Vivid Seats, you won't ever be a sub or sitting on the bench — we'll give you the opportunity to carry the rock or grab the mic starting day one.

If you enjoy continually looking for ways to make an impact on your team, organization, and industry, we’d like to hear from you. 

Job Description

Vivid Seats is looking for a Senior Android Software Engineer to join our Mobile App Team. As a Senior Android Software Engineer, you will join a cross-functional team of Android, iOS, API, and Quality Engineers to contribute to the fast-growing Vivid Seats Android app. Our Android app is written with Java and Kotlin, and we use a suite of modern technology (Fabric, Firebase, Realm, PSPDFKit, and more) on top of it. The app focuses on user-facing features such as browsing for tickets, searching for tickets, viewing and downloading tickets to gain entry to events, and personalization through Spotify/iTunes integrations. 

This is a hands-on position that will tackle some of our most difficult challenges scaling a best in class  mobile application. You’ll work with business stakeholders to define and implement features that maximize value for our users. As a technical subject matter expert on your team, you’ll also mentor engineers, bring new solutions to the table, and challenge the team to continuously improve.  

Responsibilities:

  • Architect, develop, and maintain the Vivid Seats Android app
  • Proactively enhance our platform and implement best practice coding standards to create the best possible experience for our users
  • Identify development bottlenecks, improve automation, and leverage open source technology to deploy quality code, faster
  • Work closely with Product, QA, and Design teams to build creative solutions quickly

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 4+ years developing mobile apps for Android (Java or Kotlin)
  • Strong knowledge of consuming REST APIs and backend services
  • Passion for mobile platforms and keeping up with the latest technologies, usability, and user experiences
  • Familiarity with agile development cycles, rapid prototyping, and A/B Testing
  • Proficient in SQL, knowledge of NoSQL and real-time data pipelines
  • Ability to learn and share new technologies with enthusiasm and a high degree of efficiency
  • Desire to work autonomously in an independent and small team environment
  • Experience with iOS, Swift, or React Native is a plus
  • Experience building APIs is a plus

What We Offer: Vivid Seats offers competitive compensation levels, substantial individual and team-based bonus opportunities, and a variety of workplace perks.  Specifically, staff has access to discounted event tickets, frequent in-office catered meals, monthly happy hours, team outings, free in-building gym memberships, subsidized healthy meal and snack programs, and summer sports leagues.  Standard benefits are also offered including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible hours and paid time off, and transit plan discounts.

Vivid Seats is an equal opportunity employer. Vivid Seats prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. 

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Located in the Loop near major transportation lines including Ogilvie and Union stations, as well as the Brown, Purple, Green, and Blue CTA lines

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What are Vivid Seats Perks + Benefits

Vivid Seats Benefits Overview

We make it easier for you to give it your all. While you are transforming the live event industry, we will take care of you and people who matter to you.
We've got you cover with a variety of Health, Dental and Vision packages to help fit your needs; 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance, AD&D and EAP; STD and LTD.
One of the most competitive 401 (k) programs on the market.
Continuing education opportunities and rewarding performance incentives
PTO, Maternity and Paternity policies that afford you the flexibility to take planned time off as needed.
In-office happy hours, holiday and summer events, company-sponsored sports leagues, catered lunches.
Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Committed to partner with organizations and causes that are important to our employees and our communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Corporate Social Responsibility is important to us - we have a team dedicated to leading these efforts both in a local and national scope.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vivid Cares, Vivid Cleats, and Vivid communities - our employee resource groups - are just a few examples of how empower a culture representative of our employees.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Employees trained on best practices supporting data-driven decisions - starting with recruiting and hiring.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All employees are offered equity as part of our total rewards package.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer credits and discounts on tickets to attend your favorite events along with great health insurance plans with healthy employer subsidies (like monthly care packages!) and pre-tax commuter benefits. All employees are encouraged to use no questions asks mental health days and a floating holiday. When in the office we host catered lunches and regular happy hours to recognize birthdays and celebrate successes. Our corporate office provides a fully paid in-building gym membership for morning yoga or lunchtime run. Employees are also able to work remotely, providing the balance life requires, when we need it.

An Insider's view of Vivid Seats

How does your team reward individual success?

We are encouraged to take ownership of our work and continue supporting technologies we work on, well into production and beyond. Having coworkers who care so genuinely about not only my individual success, but also the company's success, makes working for Vivid Seats extremely rewarding.

Lana M.

Sr Quality Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

At Vivid Seats you are always working on something exciting and challenging which not only keeps you committed but also foster personal growth. Currently, my team is working on implementing a screen which will be highly personalized to the users and will help promote continuing engagement.

Sumedha G.

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Vivid Seats is full of opportunity, where giving it your all is rewarded and being challenged is encouraged. If you are keen to learn, and want to accelerate your personal and professional growth, there is no limit as to how much you can achieve.

Keshav V.

Director of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At Vivid Seats, we recognize that creativity is driven by empowered teams who make their own decisions and can implement their best ideas themselves. We also make sure that information is available and flowing between functions and teams, through regular townhalls, product-tech all hands, scrum of scrums, etc., to foster employee engagement.

Riza C.

Director of Product Management

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're always aiming to solve complex problems that improve the experience of countless customers. As a product team, I’m impressed at how well we collaborate across the organization, and that we do so in a way that highlights each of our skill sets that ultimately makes our products – and each of us – better.

Jarid M.

Sr Product Manager

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