Senior Software Engineer (Frontend)

| Chicago
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About Tock

Tock is reimagining how chefs, restaurants, and wineries across the world run their businesses and manage reservations.

Nick Kokonas and Chef Grant Achatz opened Alinea to international fanfare in 2005 - now a perennial Michelin three star and widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world. For years they were spending $140,000 a year on staff dedicated to managing reservations and losing an average of $260,000 a year on cancellations. Knowing there had to be a solution, Nick started work on a new reservation system. The homemade platform was a success, nearly eliminating no-shows and dramatically improving the guest experience. Soon after, Nick founded Tock with Brian Fitzpatrick, founder of Google's Chicago engineering office, to turn this simple idea into a robust platform to change the way people dine.

Tock’s explosive growth (as of April 2019):

  • Reached a global customer base of over 20 countries operating in 100+ cities
  • Has now processed over $480 million in prepaid reservations
  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with Chase Pay & Ultimate Rewards
  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with WineDirect
  • Won Chicago Tribune's "Game Changer" Award for industry innovation
  • Featured in: New York Times, Bloomberg, GQ, Vice, Wired, Food & Wine, Eater, Skift Table, Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, New York Post, and more

About the position

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) to join our team to help build fast, easy and beautiful tools for thousands of restaurants. As a Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), you will work directly with the product designers and software engineers in the team to build and maintain the frontend architecture, build high-quality re-usable web-component on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. You will bring to the team industry best practices around modularization, code-organization, accessibility, and responsive layouts.

People who do well on this team are self-motivated with a passion for the problems we’re out to solve and how technology can help. We look for individuals with a deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and those who are ready to champion our web-based and mobile-first philosophy. Our team is pretty small (almost a dozen engineers and a few designers), and undergoing exponential growth, so there's a great opportunity for you to make a difference.

What we’re looking for

 

  • You will be building the next-generation web applications that are fast and responsive using modern HTML5, ES6 standards
  • You will be able to build a feature or enhancement, starting with design & engineering taking it all the way to production
  • You will be a generalist who will work on multiple products as needed, whether it is our customer-facing dashboard or guest-facing consumer site
  • You’ll write and push production-ready HTML, CSS, and JS within our React based framework.
  • Experience with TypeScript, SASS, Node.JS would be a plus
  • You’ll contribute to core team culture and contribute code to efforts across a fast-growing company
  • You’ll support, maintain and upgrade code and participate in necessary design and implementation of a complex system

About you

 

  • At least 3 years of experience building frontend software. Experience being a tech-lead is a plus
  • Understand all parts of a modern web-based application stack from Frontend, Backend to Production
  • A specialist in frontend technologies
  • A self-motivated individual who works well with little direction
  • Enjoys being part of a team that works and learns together
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prefers to experiment and use data to drive decision making
  • Loves making and building things as part of a growing team

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch
  • Nitro coffee on tap
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Location

Tock's headquarters is in the West Loop close to public transit, the highway, and all of the neighborhood's best restaurants and hotspots!

An Insider's view of Tock

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I love most about working at Tock is the support I get from my immediate team. We created a culture where we can work off of each other's strengths and come up with a plan on how to fix and learn from each other's mistakes. The cold brew on tap isn't bad either.

Dantee

Hospitality Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Every day in sales here is different than the last, and we have the flexibility to create our own schedules. Some are spent researching and reaching perfect matches for Tock, some are spent meeting with some of the world's best chefs in the coolest cities, and some are spent rolling up our sleeves and ensuring successful onboarding for our clients.

Brad

Territory Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team needs to be determined, passionate about our product and the success of our partners, persistent and flexible in trying new ways to reach potential new partners, and organized to easily manage your deals and leads. An optimistic and friendly attitude also goes a long way!

Maggie

Territory Account Executive

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For those that love food and eating out, what if I asked you, where should I go to dinner. What would you say? Tough question, right? The restaurant scene in Chicago and across the entire world is more crowded now than ever before. So at Tock we’re helping restaurants compete and succeed with tools to make them better businesses.

Dan

Director of Design

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've never worked with a more collaborative, talented, and hard-working group of people, across all of our teams. Everyone is willing to learn and adapt as the company grows and scales. Not only do all departments have full visibility into what the others are doing, but we actively seek out ways to help and improve lines of communication.

Huong

Account Manager

What are Tock Perks + Benefits

Tock Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Full benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k
Paid time off
Paid parental leave
Free daily lunch + stocked fridge
Nitro coffee and wine on tap
Friday afternoon happy hours
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Happy hours + company outings
BYOD (bring your own dog) to work
Working with the world's best chefs and restaurateurs

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat lunch together
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
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
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
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