Director of Engineering

| Chicago

The Opportunity: 
As the Director of Engineering, Marketplace Services, you will oversee the engineering talent and technical strategy for multiple domains and technical areas focused on our business services and APIs. This role will be directly responsible for systems supporting order management, shopping, customer support and fulfillment. There are currently three development teams under this role with plans to add a fourth as we continue to scale. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and technology and who has a proven record of scaling engineering teams and systems. 

The marketplace services domain is the lifeblood of what enables Vivid Seats to be the best marketplace to buy and sell event tickets. This is a new role for Vivid Seats as we continue to expand as a business and grow our engineering teams. This role will report directly to the VP of Engineering and have a direct impact on our business performance and the continued growth of our engineering teams and technologies. The Director of Engineering will partner with Product Directors, functional business leaders, the VP of Engineering and the CTO to accomplish large business and technology objectives.

Responsibilities:
 

  • Coach and develop individual contributors and managers 
  • Foster a high performing engineering culture which attracts a diverse spectrum of top engineering talent 
  • Own the quality, scalability, security, and performance of applications, systems, and integrations under the marketplace services domain 
  • Measure and improve team engagement and productivity 
  • Set the technical strategy and execution plan for the marketplace services domain 
  • Represent Vivid Seats as a brand ambassador to the local technology community 
  • Partner with the Director of Product to enable business value creation, as well as the stability and scalability of our solutions.

To be successful, you'll need: 

  • A proven career leading multiple high-performing engineering teams, preferably in the ecommerce industry 
  • Experience developing and getting stakeholder and engineer buy-in to execute a long-term technical strategy 
  • Expertise establishing and managing both onshore and offshore teams 
  • Several years' experience building backend API centric software solutions 
  • Experience with enterprise asynchronous system architecture and scaling 
  • Strong expertise with Object Oriented back end languages/ technologies such as Java, Groovy, .NET, Scala, Python, etc. 
  • A strong understanding of database technologies 
  • A proven ability to develop engineering managers and to build and retain diverse engineering teams 
  • 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. 

Location:
111 N Canal Suite #800 
Chicago, IL 60606 
#LI-TA1



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • JSPFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • AWSFrameworks
    • AuroraFrameworks
    • SpringbootFrameworks
    • Elasticsearch Frameworks
    • RedshiftFrameworks
    • PandasFrameworks
    • JuliaFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

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

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, the FUN Committee are just a few examples of how we partner to execute initiatives that are important to our employees!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
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.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer discounts on tickets to attend your favorite events along with great health insurance plans with healthy employer subsidies, and pre-tax commuter benefits. . 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 your morning yoga or lunchtime run. For those with strong balance skills, we also have treadmill and bike desks!

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