Vivid Seats
Chicago, IL
Remote

Sr. Java Software Engineer at Vivid Seats

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This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto. 

The Opportunity: 

As a Senior Engineer on our B2C Marketplace Team you’ll make highly visible enhancements to the backend systems powering our Web app, iOS App, and Android App by maintaining and building new features across our Java applications. Our B2C Marketplace Team works with a variety of applications that enable customers to buy and sell tickets on our marketplace.  

As a subject matter expert on your team, you will help set the direction of the design and development of the backend systems powering our B2C Marketplace. You’ll develop innovative solutions that give Vivid Seats a competitive advantage, mentor engineers, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements for your delivery team.   

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. 

You’ll partner with a team of Product Owners, Quality Engineers, User Experience Designers and Developers to deliver exceptional software, showcasing your work at the end of each 2-week sprint cycle. Our teams will lean on your expertise for best practices in design patterns, code quality, testing, and innovation to keep our commitment of always putting our customers first. 

To be successful, you’ll need: 

  • A proven career developing Web based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using Java/J2EE or other major platforms (Python, Scala, Clojure, etc.) 
  • Experience designing, building and testing web services and APIs. 
  • Strong knowledge of Spring, REST, Service Oriented Architecture, OAuth, Basic Authentication and PCI. 
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into high-level designs and act as a subject matter expert in software design, architecture, implementation, deployment and support across our full platform. 
  • Proficient in SQL and relational database modeling 
  • Familiarity with modern front-end technologies such as JavaScript and Single Page Application Frameworks and their interactions with APIs. 
  • 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 puts you front and center at the opportunity to scale our best in class platform that allows 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 employee direct accountability of 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, 401K matching, a generous benefits package and Flex PTO policy plus a variety of workplace perks. 

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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, 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
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
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.

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Software Engineer II

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
As a Senior Engineer you'll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our Core Java applications. Our teams work with a variety of applications that enable our ability to sell tickets, manage inventory, support our internal users, and provide a great customer experience from the website to the box office. As a subject matter expert on your team, you will help set the direction of the design and development of our evolving paid search bidding system. You'll develop innovative solutions that give Vivid Seats a competitive advantage, mentor engineers, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements for your delivery team. 

Sr. Data Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
As a Senior Data Engineer, you will maintain a holistic view of the Vivid Seat’s data architecture with an understanding of how it relates to the systems that depend upon it. You’ll partner with engineering teams to create data models and assist in designing our transactional data stores. This includes designing and building data systems and automated processes for our underlying cloud infrastructure and deployment pipelines. You’ll mature operational stability of the data platform through best practices, automation and monitoring while staying up to date on new and emerging technologies, planning accordingly to incorporate valuable concepts to enhance our data schema and capabilities. 

Engineering Manager

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
Vivid Seats is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to build and deliver our industry-leading point of sales system for ticket brokers. As an Engineering Manager, you'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own scale with our business and adhere to technical best practices and organizational standards. You'll work with business stakeholders and product owners to plan and deliver the software that manages and delivers millions of tickets each year. In addition to leading the team in day-to-day execution, you will play a role in hiring new engineers as well as carrying out performance management, coaching, and delivering feedback.

Lead Java Engineer, Backend APIs

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.  The Opportunity:  As Lead Engineer you'll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our Core Java applications. Our teams work with a variety of applications that enable our ability to sell

Sr. Software Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.  The Opportunity:  As a Senior Engineer on our B2C Marketplace Team you'll make highly visible enhancements to the backend systems powering our Web app, iOS App, and Android App by maintaining and building new features across our Java

Android Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.We strongly encourage all interested applicants to apply to our open roles regardless of how many qualifications they meet. Most of our posted positions have a degree of flexibility in the stated requirements.The Opportunity: As an Android

Engineering Manager, Mobile

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+63
This position is open to fully-remote candidates who can work from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Candidates also have the option to work from one of our office locations in Chicago or Toronto.We strongly encourage all interested applicants to apply to our open roles regardless of how many qualifications they meet. Most of our posted positions have a degree of flexibility in the stated requirements.The Opportunity:As an Engineering