Opentable

Senior Software Engineer

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What Opentable is looking for in applicants

Our diner engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer who'll connect diners and restaurants by building amazing products used by millions of customers.

Our group's goal is to drive diner growth through product led initiatives. These are broken down into three key areas; SEO, Search and Discovery. We move all of these areas towards our goal through a collaborative experimental approach - using data is a huge part of our decision-making process.

The senior engineer will work in diner web engineering to drive our product growth, which will have a direct impact on generating revenue. You'll be working with technologies such as React, GraphQL, TypeScript, Postgres and Kubernetes. The problems to solve range from building scalable systems to improving the conversion rate of diners from different acquisition channels.

Are you a good fit?

We know no one will have all of the following traits. But if some of these describe you, please apply.

  • You're empathetic and enjoy working with developers, designers and product owners of all career levels
  • A proven track record of building back-end and front-end systems
  • Experience with building and maintaining a full-stack Node application
  • You deliver results by working with and mentoring your peers to find the right solutions
  • You value testing as a way to ensure a great user experience
  • Data-driven and analytical when making decisions

How we work

OpenTable teams are independent and come up with their own way of working. In our team, we use two-week sprints to prioritise and drive work. How do you prefer to work? There are lots of opportunities to influence our process and our tech culture.

Enjoying what you do and being able to progress in your career is important to us. Not everyone wants to be a manager, so OpenTable has parallel tracks for both technical and management roles, which engineers can switch between when it suits.

We have recently introduced a Work From (Almost) Anywhere policy, which allows complete flexibility for where and when you work. We prioritise healthy work/life balance and trust engineers to choose where they work to strike the right balance of productivity and face-to-face collaboration.

What to expect

OpenTable engineers come from varied backgrounds, and we believe that a team with a broad set of experiences produces amazing results. You do not have to have a computer science degree; in fact, several of us have social science degrees or no degree at all.

We regularly work with our development teams all over the world, from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Kaunas, Mumbai, and Melbourne. Two days each sprint are allocated to engineer-led innovation and learning opportunities where we get to try new things and share it with the team.

Benefits and Perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Annual education budget *
  • Free lunch catering three days per week
  • Public transportation subsidies *
  • Free German classes *
  • Free Yoga classes *
  • Free massages from Wellnow *
  • No meetings Fridays
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc
  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities
  • Sport teams (Football, Volleyball, Basketball)
  • Flexible hours
  • In-house gym facilities
  • Universal paid parental leave

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About OpenTable

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

As an employee of OpenTable, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other's strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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