Join Tock

We are an extremely passionate group dedicated to changing the world of reservations.

Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) — Chicago, IL

About Tock

Tock is changing the way restaurants,wineries, and event organizers think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for businesses of all sizes across the globe.

Tock was founded with the idea there was a better way for guests to book 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. Nick started work on a crude reservation system. The homemade platform was a success. 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 around the world.

Tock’s explosive growth (as of September):

  • 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
  • Reached a global customer base of 20 countries operating in 100+ cities
  • Has now processed over $330 million in prepaid reservations

Job Description

You'll be helping us build the next generation restaurant ticketing system, based on the tried and true (and proven) system deployed at world-class restaurants such as Alinea, Next, Trois Mec, and more. We're looking for engineers who are generalists — you'll be working with a mix of front and back-end web development tools. Our team is pretty small (a few engineers, a designer, and a product manager), and undergoing exponential growth, so there's a great opportunity for you to make a difference.

About You

  • Have at least 3 years of experience building software, experience being a tech-lead is a plus
  • Understand all parts of a modern web-based application stack from Frontend, Backend to Production
  • Be a specialist in at least one part of the stack — backend or production infrastructure
  • Are self-motivated and work well with little direction
  • Enjoy being part of a team that works and learns together
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prefer to experiment and use data to drive decision making
  • Love making and building things as part of a growing team

Responsibilities

  • Build next-generation web applications that are fast and responsive
  • Be able to build a feature or enhancement, starting with engineering design taking it all the way to production
  • Contribute to core team culture and contribute code to efforts across a fast-growing company
  • Support, maintain and upgrade code and participate in necessary design and implementation of a complex system

Interested?

Please submit your resume and cover letter using the link below.
Apply now