Vivid Seats
Chicago, IL

Technical Recruiter

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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. 

Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers our employees to embrace challenges, encourages unity through collaboration, and seeks to constantly evolve by leveraging data and inspiring innovation. 

The Opportunity:  

As a Technical Recruiter you have the opportunity to directly impact the most valuable part of our company's success; finding the best people with the skills and passion to succeed in our fast-paced, digital environment. 
As the owner of end-to-end search engagements, we will look to you to lead everything from inception of candidate contact to on-boarding with finesse and speed that ensures that we secure a diverse workforce of the best and brightest. You will be empowered to use your creativity and strategic influence to deliver impactful workforce planning and hiring decisions. You'll partner closely with stakeholders across the organization to create meaningful interview processes and fantastic candidate experiences, helping to define how we approach solving for our most compelling organizational objective. 
As a seasoned technical recruiter, you understand what motivates candidates and apply your expertise to foster trust-based relationships with talented engineers, designers and product managers. In addition to filling requisitions, you are able to manage talent initiatives that add to and maintain a holistic approach to talent strategy As you build talent pipelines, drive a portfolio of active searches, and advance talent projects, we will ensure that your ideas are heard, supported and implemented. Together with the help of a committed internal recruiting team, you will differentiate Vivid Seats as the employer of choice by embodying our values and proudly representing our brand. 

How your role contributes to the success of Vivid Seats: 

  • Source, screen, present, and close the technical talent in engineer, product, quality, and design disciplines that power the Vivid Seats marketplaces
  • Advise on interview best practice, elevating how teams objectively assess talent
  • Recruit candidates with diverse and unique backgrounds that contribute to Vivid Seats vibrant and inclusive culture
  • Represent our teams, leaders, and brand in the technical community
  • Provide excellent candidate experiences from initial point of contact with candidates through their first weeks at Vivid Seats for productive and engaging onboarding
  • Own end to end strategic talent acquisition projects, contributing to a best-in-class talent acquisition function
  • Challenge the status quo, ambitiously raising the bar for our candidates, team, and employment population

How your role expectations will progress as a Technical Recruiter in the first 30, 90, and 180 days: 

30 days in 

  • Complete new hire orientation, gaining the resources you need to be successful.
  • Learn how ticket marketplaces operate and how you'll contribute to providing great experiences for our candidates. 
  • Acclimate to team and company norms, business objectives, and Vivid Seats values. 
  • Build candidate pipelines for multiple technical roles, many of which you'll find currently posted on our careers
  • Meet with hiring managers, set check in cadences, and advance candidates through the interview phases

90 days in 

  • Contribute to our approaches, methods, or technologies to support overall business goals and drive team efficiencies. 
  • Maintain, harvest and aid internal and external relationships to achieve progress and advance objectives. 
  • Communicate with ease the objectives and technical needs of multiple teams, representing our engineering and product teams in the talent marketplace
  • With your manager, set and work towards personal and team goals
  • Fill multiple technical or product focused roles

180 days in  

  • Apply methods to execute individual tasks that positively impacts the team.
  • Play an active role in continued learnings to advance skill sets necessary for team goals. 
  • Meaningfully contribute to broader strategic talent acquisition objectives such as campus recruitment, employment branding, and diverse recruitment initiatives
  • Identify and drive the improvement of interview processes to meet evolving team needs
  • Leverage relationships across multiple teams to hone your business acumen, sharing your learnings internally and externally

What You'll Bring: 

  • A proven career in technical recruiting
  • Strong understanding of the Chicago's technical landscape, including where to source and attract a wide range of technical skill sets 
  • Strong sourcing and attraction techniques, including the ability to attract and convert passive candidates 
  • The intrinsic motivation to take on new responsibilities; proactively partnering with teams and individuals to remove blockers and fulfill immediate hiring needs while contributing the overall talent acquisition strategy 
  • Desire to contribute to strategic initiatives such as campus recruitment, internships, DEI/non-bias training, branding, community engagement, etc.
  • An understanding of basic employment law and interviewing best practices (behavioral and functional) 
  • An agile mindset, responding quickly and autonomously to change 
  • Strong influential, analytical, communication, and organization skills, with a high attention to detail 
  • Experience in multiple talent markets with both inhouse and agency technical recruiting is a plus 

Our Commitment: 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values the critical importance of a diverse workforce and sense of belonging. Many of our roles have flexible requirements and we encourage you to apply regardless of whether you meet every qualification.  

Vivid Seats provides competitive compensation; bonus incentives; FLEX PTO; mental health days; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K matching; monthly credits and discounts for attending live events; remote work and snack allowances; and a variety of additional workplace perks.  

 

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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 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
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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DevOps Engineer II

Vivid Seats
Remote
4 hours ago
+62
As a DevOps Engineer, you will own the reliability, efficiency, and speed of our delivery pipeline. Your top priority will be ensuring our product teams can get their software to production as quickly and safely as possible. As part of the DevOps team, you will work closely with the software engineers, quality engineers, and product owners to understand their needs and optimize their productivity. The DevOps team at Vivid Seats believes that the engineers are our customer. A good candidate will have a desire to support our engineering teams and bring a customer service-focused mindset to our DevOps practice.

Pricing Analyst

Vivid Seats
Chicago
11 hours ago
+62
Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers

Paid Search Analyst

Vivid Seats
Chicago
18 hours ago
+62
Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers

Technical Recruiter

Vivid Seats
Chicago
3 days ago
+62
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.  Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human

Fraud Business Analyst

Vivid Seats
Chicago
4 days ago
+62
Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers

Senior Manager, Data Engineering - U.S.

Vivid Seats
Chicago
5 days ago
+62
As the Senior Manager, Data Engineering, you'll drive our overall data strategy, develop and scale data systems, and coach engineers at a thriving e-commerce company. You'll influence the transactional systems, analytics platform (warehouse and BI), and data integration, which includes messaging and batch processing. Leading a team at Vivid Seats, you'll stay up to date on new and emerging technologies, plan accordingly to incorporate valuable concepts to enhance our applications, and continually improve the development environment.  

Senior Counsel

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+62
Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers

Email Marketing Specialist II

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+62
Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive advantage. To support our People, we have built a company culture that empowers

Paid Search Coordinator

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+62
The Opportunity: As the Paid Search Coordinator, you'll have the opportunity to join a growing team that is comprised of talented people whilst giving you the tools to develop your career. You will be given a unique opportunity to work on one of the industry's largest and most complex Paid Search accounts, thus allowing you to gain experience that is unmatched within the digital marketing industry. Vivid Seats understands that performance-driven

Web Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
1 week ago
+62
As a Web Engineer, you will build and support systems responsible for the acquisition of multi-million dollar monthly revenue. You will work on the latest front end technology stack and make decisions which will directly impact the final product. Following front end development best practices, you’ll be responsible for developing frameworks that scale to the needs of other internal development teams at Vivid Seats.  

Quality Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+62
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. Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections.

Senior Software Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+62
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. Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections.

Product Designer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+62
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 a Product

Sr. iOS Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+62
As an iOS Engineer you will help architect, develop, and maintain the Vivid Seats iOS App. You'll research and incorporate modern best architectural standards, refactor our code base when necessary, and scale the consumer facing Vivid Seats app that has millions of downloads.  Our team works with a Swift codebase, utilizing a VIPER-derived architecture, and emphasizes custom built solutions over third-party. Our mobile engineers collaborate with our Product, Quality and Design Teams to select technology, optimize our current experience, and implement product differentiators to improve the experience for our users. We've built lean and empower teams to look critically at our apps, innovate, and drive new solutions forward. Our delivery teams work together- standardizing the way we write code across platforms and providing ownership that extends beyond individual teams. 

Android Engineer

Vivid Seats
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+62
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. Who we are: Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections.

Head of Compensation

Vivid Seats
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+62
The Opportunity:At Vivid Seats we believe that our employees are essential to our success, and our reward programs play a critical role in attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent. We are looking for a Director of Compensation to refine and drive Vivid Seats' Compensation philosophy and practices. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with executive compensation, broad-based compensation, and equity program