Thumbtack is a local services marketplace that connects customers with the right professionals for anything they need done. Every day we rally around the impact Thumbtack has on people’s lives - from house cleaners, to yoga instructors to general contractors, we’re helping small businesses grow and thrive. Join our growing team in the quest to build THE destination for anything you need done.

About the Engineering Team

At Thumbtack, our engineering team is building the future of hiring local professionals. We are focused on building a product that makes it easy to get things done. Along the way, we are solving quite a few not-so-easy problems, from building scheduling tools for our pros to scaling infrastructure to handle billions of invites.

About the Role

As a Software Engineer, you’ll focus on bringing the Thumbtack vision to life. You’ll collaborate with other engineers, designers and product managers to execute on a broad range of projects. This could include building new features to improve the experience of our users, architecting infrastructure to support a fast-­growing user base, or optimizing our marketplace mechanics to make better matches between customers and professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Drive engineering projects to completion, with a tenacious focus on the business impact of those projects. Skilled at prioritizing tasks to deliver on goals with a sense of urgency.
  • Solve tough technical problems at any level of the stack, and be persistent in getting to the solution, whether it involves front-end, back-end, or infrastructure work.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to plan and execute on engineering projects.

Must-Have Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in engineering.
  • You’re fluent in at least one major programming language and would be able to switch between multiple languages. In our stack, we mainly use PHP, Scala, and Go, with Objective-C, Swift, and Java for our mobile apps.
  • You have solid experience building software on top of relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL.
  • You know what it means to write high quality, maintainable, testable code, and you enjoy doing it.
  • You can break down complex problems rigorously and understand the tradeoffs necessary to deliver great, impactful products.
  • You’re curious, you’re data-driven, you love to ask questions, and you think critically about problems.
  • You’re comfortable communicating about your work with both technical and non-technical team members, including fellow engineers, product managers, designers, and analysts.
  • You love delivering value to your users and your teammates through your work.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • You have experience building and maintaining reliable, performant distributed systems.
  • You’ve owned and driven the development of complex projects or feature areas over the course of several months or years.
  • You’ve used AWS and its suite of technologies such as DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, etc.
  • You’re familiar with the big data ecosystem (Hadoop/HDFS, Hive, Spark, etc).
  • You’ve demonstrated your ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace that connects customers who need to get things done with local, skilled professionals who can help. From plumbers and painters to DJs and personal trainers, Thumbtack helps millions of customers find the right professional for their project in over 1,000 categories. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $250 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners and Baillie Gifford.

 Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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