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Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack) — Chicago, IL

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

What we’re looking for

  • 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
  • A specialist in at least one part of the stack—backend or production infrastructure
  • 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 you’ll do

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, The French Laundry, 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 (almost a dozen engineers and a few designers), and undergoing exponential growth, so there's a great opportunity for you to make a difference.

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

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

Interested?

Please submit your resume and cover letter, letting us know why you're interested in Tock, using the link below.
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