Here at Thumbtack, we’re building the easiest way for people to hire local professionals for projects big and small. From house painting to personal training and everything in between, we match customers to the right pros for all of life’s projects.

As a Software Engineer, you'll be responsible for helping bring the Thumbtack vision to life. You’ll work in collaboration with engineering, product, and design to execute on a diverse range of projects. This might include building new product features, architecting infrastructure to support a fast-­growing user base, or optimizing our marketplace mechanics.

On the engineering team at Thumbtack, we value ownership and individual contribution within a collaborative environment. To this end, you’ll have autonomy in choosing the projects you will undertake.

Key Qualifications

  • Comfortable working with a variety of languages and technologies (for languages, we use Go, Scala, Python, PHP)
  • Passionate about writing high quality, maintainable code
  • Highly motivated self-starter, able to think critically about problems and independently scope and drive software projects to resolution
  • You appreciate good statistical analysis and the power of data-­driven decisions, and are familiar with running A/B tests

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience building out alerting and monitoring for production systems
  • Experience with tools in the big data ecosystem such Hadoop/HDFS, Hive, Spark
  • Experience working in a startup environment

More about us

Headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is helping millions of people tackle their to-­do lists every day. By delivering custom, project-­specific quotes from qualified and available professionals, we empower customers to select and hire the pro that’s right for them. And with a steady stream of new projects being started, independent professionals across all 50 states are able to grow and manage their businesses on their own terms.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

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