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Lead Front End Engineer

| Chicago

The Opportunity
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 puts you front and center at the opportunity to scale our best in class platform that allow our fans to sit closer and experience 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.
As a Lead Front End Engineer you will help build and optimize web technology that delivers billions of page views to www.vividseats.com. In this role, you'll be responsible for evolving our current UI practices, while creating the next generation of Vivid Seats' front end on a cross-functional and fast-moving team. Our front end engineering team has recently migrated all of our legacy JavaScript to a modern ES6 build process, and are working to adopt ReactJS and progressive SPA practices in place of server-side rendered experiences. We are a test-and-learn culture that allows our front end engineering and UX team members to launch A/B experiments that impact hundreds of thousands of users per day.
You'll work with our product and UX specialists to turn mockups into features and partner with product and technical leadership in project planning and driving technical decisions. You will be responsible for building and delivering consistently performing UIs, and abstracting these into reusable patterns.
As a technical leader, you will help set the direction of 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, mentor engineers, 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.
To be successful, you'll need

  • A proven career building applications and services in JavaScript and using Node.js
  • Experience building and sharing JavaScript libraries and modules for a feature-driven engineering team
  • Strong knowledge of front-end web languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Expertise on at least one client-side JavaScript framework (Experience building React applications preferred)
  • Expertise in developing complex UIs that leverage RESTful JSON APIs
  • Experience driving opinions on responsive design techniques, and progressive enhancement
  • Proven ability to introduce policies and procedures that increase the effectiveness of the entire business
  • Ability to think and act critically, pragmatically, and consistently to deliver large, cross-team solutions on time and at a high level of quality
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity, fearlessness and an unwavering commitment to putting the customer first

What We Offer
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.

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  • Engineering
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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
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What are Vivid Seats Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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

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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