We're building an all-star team at Tablet, based around an employee-first approach — simply put, we want Tablet to be a great place to work. We've grown exponentially, our business has grown more complex, and it's agile, fast-moving talent that will ensure we remain on the path to growth. You'll be a good fit if you're self-directed, self-motivated, and you do better work when you're trusted with a healthy amount of freedom and flexibility. We're located in Union Square, NYC.
Our brand is built on authenticity and a healthy dose of irreverence, but balanced, at all times, by consistency and discipline. The first two keep us from being boring, while the last two keep us from losing our focus. We know there's more to life than travel — but at the same time, we recognize that an extraordinary travel experience has the potential to touch just about every aspect of our lives.
We are currently looking for:
No recruiters, please. We do not work with 3rd parties for placement.
Our developers constantly challenge one another to improve their craft. We mean this seriously. To thrive in our environment you'll need to be smart, capable and independent, with a hunger for autonomy and for the responsibility that comes with it. We hire developers with great long-term potential and then enable them to achieve it. You'll spend your days using the flexibility of UNIX to produce simple solutions to complex business problems. The dress code is casual, the floor plan is open, and the upside is unlimited.
As a technical lead you'll partner with our Head of Technology in developing our technology, people, and processes that keep a team of seventeen cohesive as it scales. We're tackling a third party integration which will more than double our inventory and it requires our SOA become fully distributed, an elimination of technical debt, cloud migration, and frontend redesign.
Between programming you'll spearhead architectural discussions, mentor, and be accountable to a small team of backend engineers who appreciate elegantly simple solutions to complex problems. Leveraging your experience and intuition, you'll present inventive solutions and acquire the necessary buy-in from your team through thoughtful discourse to meet demands of a rapidly evolving product experiencing an influx of traffic and users.
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Our technology team is growing in headcount, product is evolving, and projects are met with increased complexity. Reporting to the Head of Technology, our Project Manager will predict roadblocks, eliminate inefficiencies, and propel projects. Working across the technology (15+), product, design, and executive teams requires cultivating confidence, iterating on process, and building accountability. Your initial contributions will help us through a mission critical third party integration directly tied to our bottom line.
Our biggest pain points are improving predictability and speed to market as our headcount grows. The day-to-day of the role involves coordinating process, organizing standups, monitoring tickets, and facilitating technical discussions, work sessions, and retrospectives. Our teams are running at bandwidth and require coaching to become more self-reliant and predictable. This will be accomplished by creating and iterating on tailored processes which allow you to become more hands-off.
An understanding of Tablet's product components and technical knowledge (what an API is and how it works) is essential in being able to get ahead of conflicts, prioritize tickets, and influence accordingly.
Our frontend team is focused on building an entirely new app while navigating a seasoned codebase. Reporting to the Head of Technology, our Lead Frontend Engineer will mentor and direct a small yet growing team of engineers (currently 3) and liaison between design and engineering to plan and prioritize work that satisfies stakeholders throughout the business. This is a hands-on development role involving redesigning internals, architecting apps, and deciding what technology to use.
We're tackling a third party integration which will more than quadruple our inventory and it requires a frontend redesign, cleaning of technical debt and depreciated code (overhauling pages with React.js), revised login authentication (we'll be using JSON Web Tokens), development of a comprehensive frontend testing suite (we're leaning toward Jest.js), and replacement of our internal publishing system. Additionally, we're unrolling an SEO project and working on an in-house SDK to interact with our API.
Be a part of the most exciting innovation in travel as we design and build the next iteration of the Tablet Hotels mobile app. Our recently released iOS app has been featured twice in the App Store and highlighted for its unique design and simplicity. We're looking for an experienced iOS developer to join us in our next phase.
We are a small, focused team with an abundance of growth and impact opportunities. Our products and responsibilities include:
As a mobile software engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, and owning the mobile infrastructure and customer facing experience for all of the above. You will impact the growth of our products for our customers all over the world.