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Senior Front End Engineer


At OpenTable, we take pleasure in Software Development. We believe that velocity comes from a commitment to clean code and solid engineering principles. We deliver innovative products through rapid, continuous development. Tens of millions of diners and thousands of restaurants around the globe use our products. If you are excited about solving challenging engineering problems and can deliver exceptional quality in a fast-paced, agile environment, we'd like to meet you. Bonus points if you love restaurants too!

Job Description

You will be working in a team responsible for the core of our business, attracting new and existing diners to return to our global network of restaurants. As part of the Retention and Engagement team, you are responsible for building beautiful web experiences to encourage diners to come to OpenTable for restaurant discovery.

We want our diners’ experience to sparkle and have them returning to us again and again.

As well as being on the team responsible for a key part of the web experience, you will be working in a highly experimental, data-driven team, rapidly creating value for our diners and restaurants. The role will include developing cross-site components, and you’ll work throughout the web stack. Engineers work in partnership with designers and product teammates to improve our product iteratively.


As a senior engineer on the team, you will be involved in the design and architecture of your team’s systems, and you will mentor other teammates and ensure that systems are robust, secure, and well-designed. You will be expected to be an authority in your area of responsibility, answering queries from other teams.


  • Expert knowledge in JavaScript (4+ years)

  • Good understanding of async design patterns

  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript (ES6+)

  • Strong understanding of React/Redux Framework

  • Deep knowledge in Node.js and a server framework like Express

  • Experience working within a distributed SOA architecture

  • You love tuning performance and making things faster

  • Unit test/TDD experience

  • Experience building an automation‐focused culture, both in testing and build/deploy

  • You are client-focused, react well to changes, work with teams, and able to multi-task on multiple products and projects

Nice to have

  • Docker

  • Container-based deployment using Mesos/Kubernetes

  • Interest in application monitoring and familiarity with ELK/StatsD

About OpenTable

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 25 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 45,000 restaurants. 

Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 1 billion diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States and Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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