Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) - Design Systems - Tock

  • Location
    • Chicago
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 27, 2021
  • Function
  • Design & UI
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer - Design Systems to help us define, build, and maintain the implementation of Tock’s design system, Bamboo. In this role, you will collaborate directly with a small team of designers and engineers to develop patterns, build components, and evolve Bamboo. You will help drive its adoption across multiple teams of software engineers and product designers.

Bamboo is in its early stages of development so this is an exciting opportunity to exercise your expertise and help us build it into something great. You will do well in this role if you are comfortable collaborating with both designers and engineers to build reusable UI building blocks and a design system. Experience doing this on moderate to large sized teams is very valuable to us. We are looking for individuals with a deep understanding of HTML, CSS, UI design, and how to build accessible and reusable web components using JavaScript.

The senior software engineer position can be located in Chicago or work remote from anywhere in the USA.

All Tock employees are working remotely at this time. We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as we continue our work to build a return-to-work plan that ensures a safe return to our offices and provides flexibility for our employees.

What we’re looking for

  • At least 4 years of experience building highly used UI on the frontend of the web.
  • Experience leading in building the frontend of a design system and driving its adoption.
  • A specialist in and advocate for the frontend of the web.
  • Thrives in the execution of details
  • Self-motivated and eager to lead and collaborate with teammates across departments.
  • User-focused problem solver. Prioritizes the needs of a user while building engineering tools.
  • Seeks to understand the specific needs of peers and creates considerate solutions that accommodate varying concerns across teams.
  • Driven by desires for consistency, efficiency, and quality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What you’ll do

  • You will be building components for cutting-edge web applications using TypeScript and React and following WAI-AA standards.
  • You will be building components with significant requirements outside the presentation layer, using an approach that accommodates these functional concerns.
  • You will be collaborating with designers and engineers to build Bamboo and evolve our existing UI to use it.
  • You will be building scalable and informative documentation in the form of references, guides, and code comments while reinforcing Bamboo at each step.
  • You will help improve the entire engineering team’s processes around building UI and using Bamboo.
  • Experience with React, TypeScript, Figma, Storybook, or as a designer is a plus.

About Tock

Tock is the only all-in-one system for reservations, takeout, delivery, and events. We are changing the way restaurants, wineries, and culinary event organizers run their business and how guests explore, discover, and book at these places all around the globe.

About Squarespace

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 1,200 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Los Angeles and Portland. For more information, visit

Tock’s explosive growth:

  • Awarded Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” for 2021
  • Awarded Built In’s “2021 Best Places to Work”
  • Awarded America’s Hottest Brands of 2020 by AdAge
  • Won Chicago Tribune’s “Game Changer” Award for industry innovation
  • Reached a global customer base of 30 countries operating in 200+ cities
  • Processed over $1 billion in prepaid reservations
  • Named one of 2019’s 50 Startups to Watch
  • Featured in: New York Times, Bloomberg, GQ, Vice, Wired, Food & Wine, Eater, Skift Table, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, New York Post, and more

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance)
  • 401k + employer match
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefit in the form of pretax (US)

Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.