Senior Software Enginerer

| Chicago

Who We Are:  Vivid Seats is the fastest-growing online marketplace for sports, theatre, and concert tickets.  We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best ticket buying experience in the industry. We offer the perks, culture, and opportunity of an entrepreneurial start-up, supported by the scale, stability, and resources of over a decade of profitable growth. 

At Vivid Seats, you won't ever be a sub or sitting on the bench — we'll give you the opportunity to carry the rock or grab the mic starting day one.

If you enjoy continually looking for ways to make an impact on your team, organization, and industry, we’d like to hear from you. 

Job Description: As a Senior Software Engineer you’ll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our applications. You’ll have the ownership and autonomy to continuously deliver code in an agile team that adds maximum value to our customers.

This is a position that will tackle some of our most difficult challenges scaling an ecommerce marketplace. You’ll work with business stakeholders to define and implement features that maximize value and efficiency across the organization. You’ll also be tasked with mentoring engineers, bringing new solutions to the table, and challenging the team to continuously improve.  

Our marketplace continues to expand with our web applications handling over 2 Billion requests a month. If you are an expert in architecting modern web applications and passionate about translating innovative ideas into quickly released code, this position is for you.


  • Design, develop, and implement solutions for Vivid Seats
  • Work with engineering teams to understand the components and configuration of applications and services
  • Identify development bottlenecks, improve automation, and leverage open source technology to deploy quality code, faster
  • Mentor engineers, document and implement best practice coding standards, and proactively enhance our platform to create the best possible experience for our users
  • Work closely with Product, QA, and Design teams to prototype creative solutions quickly

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 6+ years expertise developing Web based, Distributed and Multi-Tier architecture using Java/J2EE or other major platforms (.Net, Rails, Python, Scala, Clojure, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of Spring, REST, APIs, and Service Oriented Architecture
  • 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
  • Knowledge of modern front end technologies such as JavaScript and Single Page Application frameworks  
  • Proficient in SQL, knowledge of NoSQL and real-time data pipelines
  • Experience with Linux and Open Source Tools 

What We Offer: Vivid Seats offers competitive compensation levels, substantial individual and team-based bonus opportunities, and a variety of workplace perks.  Specifically, staff has access to discounted event tickets, frequent in-office catered meals, monthly happy hours, team outings, free in-building gym memberships, subsidized healthy meal and snack programs, and summer sports leagues.  Standard benefits are also offered including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible hours and paid time off, and transit plan discounts.

Vivid Seats is an equal opportunity employer. Vivid Seats prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. 

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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
111 N. Canal, Chicago, IL 60606

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