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Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) — 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

About the position

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) to join our team to help build fast, easy and beautiful tools for thousands of restaurants. As a Senior Software Engineer (Frontend), you will work directly with the product designers and software engineers in the team to build and maintain the frontend architecture, build high-quality re-usable web-component on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. You will bring to the team industry best practices around modularization, code-organization, accessibility, and responsive layouts.

People who do well on this team are self-motivated with a passion for the problems we’re out to solve and how technology can help. We look for individuals with a deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and those who are ready to champion our web-based and mobile-first philosophy. 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.

What we’re looking for

  • You will be building the next-generation web applications that are fast and responsive using modern HTML5, ES6 standards
  • You will be able to build a feature or enhancement, starting with design & engineering taking it all the way to production
  • You will be a generalist who will work on multiple products as needed, whether it is our customer-facing dashboard or guest-facing consumer site
  • You’ll write and push production-ready HTML, CSS, and JS within our React based framework.
  • Experience with TypeScript, SASS, Node.JS would be a plus
  • You’ll contribute to core team culture and contribute code to efforts across a fast-growing company
  • You’ll support, maintain and upgrade code and participate in necessary design and implementation of a complex system

About you

  • At least 3 years of experience building frontend 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 frontend technologies
  • 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 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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