SeatGeek

Frontend Engineer at SeatGeek

New York City · Full Time
We're making it easier to experience the thrill of live events. We're an assortment of bright, talented, and interesting people united by the mission to change the way people buy tickets. Read More
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Job Description

We've tried to create the simplest, most straightforward way to discover events and buy tickets. We humbly believe that SeatGeek has the best UI in ticketing, but there's always so much room to improve.

We're looking for a developer who's focused on building beautiful and performant user interfaces. The ideal candidate is an engineer who cares as much about the elegance of the interfaces they create as the elegance of the code used to create them.

SeatGeek has an ever-evolving product. Here's a sample of the projects our team has been working on recently:

- We built novel new interfaces like Pano and a seating chart interface built on a modern mapping stack that make finding tickets easier and more immersive
- We rebuilt our mobile website from the ground up as a single-page application, and rearchitected our checkout and event page interfaces
- We laid the foundation for a future where ticketing is fundamentally open
- We embarked on reshaping how our customers discover events they’ll love
- We rebranded and implemented a completely new design for our website

What We’re Looking For

Most developers at SeatGeek are full stack. You may be comfortable across the stack, but probably specialize in the following:
- HTML/CSS: This stuff is easy for you. Canvas and WebGL might be where it starts to get interesting, or your ears might perk up at the mention of WebAssembly. We don't bother with IE < 11, and some of your work will be on mobile browsers.
- Javascript: You have an excellent grasp of the language. You keep up with the 2017 spec and look for every opportunity to use the new features. You're familiar with at least one modern framework and clientside rendering techniques. We mostly use React with several varieties of Flux and Immutable.js data structures to create our user interfaces, although specific knowledge of React is not a prerequisite.
- UI & Product Instincts:You have strong feelings about how a webpage should look and feel, and care about the nuances of how users will interact with the product you’re building. We don’t expect you to be a visual designer, but we’re looking for someone who can collaborate with and build on the work of our talented design team.
- Nice to haves: These are all optional, but ideally you have some experience with Sketch or Photoshop, and some level of comfort with one or more of the following: PHP, Python, Go, and/or Node.js. If you've never worked with any of these in your life but are interested in learning more about them, please still apply.

What You'll Be Doing

- Build interactive and intuitive UIs in React that solve complex problems and are a delight to use
- Contribute to creating components and APIs for SeatGeek's frontend libraries
- Work with complex backend APIs that are already in place
- Collaborate with the SeatGeek design team and product managers to bring ideas to life
- Visualize interesting datasets and powerful models with modern frontend technologies
- Participate in the conceptualization and wireframing of new interfaces
- Build key architectural pieces to make development more efficient, fun, and pragmatic
- Contribute to the growth and success of other members of the team

We encourage you to apply via our jobs page at https://seatgeek.com/jobs/frontend_engineer.

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What We're Building

A live event’s better because of the people by your side. You see the same things. You feel the same feels. You walk out changed for the better. And that’s why SeatGeek makes it easy to score sweet deals on tickets to more events than we can count.

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Have Questions? Ask Us Anything

What are some of the toughest engineering problems SeatGeek is facing now?
Lots and lots of them, but if I had to pick just a couple to highlight... 1. Event Discovery. What can we build to allow SeatGeek customers to discover the existence of live events they didn't previously know about? Or great deals to those events that they wouldn't have thought possible? A fun mix of machine learning techniques and data engineering gets us there. 2. Consistency. The ticket industry is as balkanized as any industry you'll find. There may be dozens of individual sellers for a popular game; how can we make SeatGeek a consistent interface to all that complexity, so that our customers can get the same good experience for every ticket, for every event in the country? 3. Scale. Every day, we show close to 1 billion ticket listings to our customers, spanning thousands of unique live events. How do we deal with that volume of data and still create a fast, stable, and most importantly *intuitive* experience?
Adam Cohen
Employee at SeatGeek
How many people are you hiring in the next year?
The gating factor in our hiring is supply rather than demand. i.e. how many people we hire will depend mostly on how effective we are at recruiting. Gun to my head I'd say ~40 people over the next 12 months, excluding Customer Experience (which will scale with sales volume). But there are relatively wide error bounds around that.
Jack Groetzinger
Founder at SeatGeek