Software Engineer, Backend

| Greater NYC Area

From neighborhood restaurants to international, multi-concept hospitality groups, SevenRooms empowers operators to create and cultivate a direct relationship with guests to enable exceptional experiences. By leveraging data from dozens of external and internal sources with our proprietary algorithms, our software enables hospitality operators to understand their customers, market to them and efficiently provide world-class experiences.

As the business grows post-series A, we are are looking for top-tier, mid-to-senior level, “T-Shaped” engineers. Our team consists of a mixture of proven engineers from Amazon/AWS, Goldman Sachs, OKCupid, Seamless/Grubhub and ExxonMobil research as well as top-of-the-class junior engineers from Columbia, UPenn and NYU.

About the Role

Backend software engineers at SevenRooms build the cloud-based software on which the rest of the product depends on. Our backend engineers are responsible for maintaining 99.999% availability in a completely cloud-native, serverless environment while quickly iterating on platform-level features.

As a Backend Software Engineer, some technical challenges faced include:

  • Integrating with a wide variety of external data sources, each with their own nuances.
  • Implementing an algorithm to efficiently seat guests to maximize the amount of customers a restaurant can have.
  • Implementing a machine-learning based system to automatically label guests (e.g. Peanut Allergy, Prefers Red Wine) using all available data.
  • Implementing search functionality with a proprietary relevance algorithm that provides personalized results for each user.
  • Using edge-computing to process requests in a datacenter closest to a user.
  • Maintaining strict SLAs regarding performance across multiple systems.

What You'll Do

  • Build our core platforms, systems and infrastructure using your strong background in distributed systems. For example, the core reservation management subsystem.
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance software solutions.

Who You Are

Minimum qualifications:

  • You know what FizzBuzz is and how to solve it.
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong expertise with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience in software design and development, ideally in a *nix environment.
  • Professional coding experience in C/C++, Java (or another JVM language), Python or Go.
  • Experience architecting and developing large scale distributed systems. Experience in concurrency, multithreading and synchronization, API backends, and storage technologies.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS /PhD in computer science or related technical field.
  • Experience with modern JavaScript.
  • Interest in functional programming.
  • Understanding of cloud-native technologies for computing, networking, and persistence.
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud and/or Google App Engine
  • Solve the hidden puzzle in this job description.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries and flexible work life balance
  • Equity share in a growing business
  • Unlimited Vacation. We trust you to take the time you need to be your most productive self.
  • A full slate of benefits coverage including: medical, dental, vision, and pre-tax commuter benefits, gym reimbursements, and unique memberships through One Medical and Perkspot
  • A fun, vibrant office environment in Chelsea with a smart and passionate team doing incredible things to disrupt the tech and hospitality space. Plus we're dog-friendly (woof!).

About SevenRooms

From neighborhood restaurants to international, multi-concept hospitality groups, SevenRooms empowers operators to create and cultivate the meaningful, direct relationships with guests that make exceptional experiences possible. Founded in 2011 in New York, the reservation, seating and guest management solution gives operators the tools they need to develop direct relationships with guests, boosting revenue and enabling personalized service and marketing.

SevenRooms has restaurant, hotel and nightlife clients in more than 100 cities worldwide, including: Jumeirah Group, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Standard Hotels, LDV Hospitality, Live Nation, TAO Group, Zuma, Bagatelle, Altamarea Group, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, NoHo Hospitality Group, Chase Hospitality Group, Mercer Street Hospitality, Corbin and King, Ethan Stowell Restaurants and The h.wood Group.

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Located in the heart of Chelsea, SevenRooms is surrounded by awesome lunch and after-work spots! We are near the F/M, 1, N/Q/R subways.
127 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

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SevenRooms employees get to enjoy activities that are equal parts team building & fun! As a company that takes a culture-first approach, we enjoy group fitness classes, cooking classes, an industry speaker series, happy hours, meditation workshops, dinners at restaurant clients, wine tastings and more. We also love crowdsourcing new event ideas!

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