Thumbtack

Sf, remote, east bay, la, ny, seattle, silicon valley
501+ employees
101 - 250 engineers
$100m+ funding
Late stage

Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $500 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset.

Founded in 2008, Thumbtack is backed by over $500 million in funding from folks that include Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners, Baillie Gifford.

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Why join us?

  • A home is the biggest investment most people make, and yet, it doesn’t come with a manual. That's why we’re building the only app homeowners need to effortlessly manage their homes — knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. With Thumbtack, millions of people care for what matters most, and pros earn billions of dollars through our platform. And as one of the fastest-growing companies in a $500B industry — we must be doing something right.

  • We are driven by a common goal and the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing our work supports local economies, helps small businesses grow, and brings homeowners peace of mind. We’re seeking people who continually put our purpose first: advocating for pros and customers, embracing change, and choosing teamwork every day.

  • At Thumbtack, we're creating a new era of home care. If making an impact and the chance to do good inspires you, join us. Imagine what we’ll build together.


Engineering at Thumbtack

Engineering team and processes

With over 200+ engineers (spanning backend, frontend, mobile, data, and fullstack), we have folks at every level build products and systems that directly impact our customers and professionals. Our engineers are deployed into product pods, or feature teams, that work collaboratively with product management and product design throughout the development lifecycle.

Technical Challenges

Our challenges span a wide variety of areas, ranging from building search and booking experiences, to optimizing pricing systems, to building tools to help professionals grow their businesses. We believe in tackling these hard problems together as a team, with strong values around collaboration, ownership and transparency.

Tech stack
Python
Go
Spark
Scala
Kotlin
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Swift
React
GraphQL
TypeScript
PostgreSQL
MySQL
Next.js

Working at Thumbtack

At Thumbtack, we deeply care about our employees and our community. With our recent switch to virtual-first, our employees are able to work from anywhere, with optional in person offsites three times a year and an optional company-wide Camp once a year. These offsite events are a way for employees to build in-person bonds and reinforce a feeling of connectedness.

Diversity and Inclusion

We build, measure and hold ourselves accountable for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in everything we do. Our 8 ERGs (employee resource groups) are identity-based communities that foster a sense of belonging at Thumbtack. Access is for our different abled employees, APAC Tacks for our Asian and Pacific Islander employees, NOBLETacks for our Black employees, Parents for our community of parents and caregivers, Proudtacks for our LGBTIA employees, TackVets for our community of veterans, Vamos! For our LatinX employees, and Women for our community of women.

Employees don’t have to identify with a group - allies are welcome and encouraged to support each group’s efforts! Our ERG Leaders have monthly “ERG takeovers,” a full month of celebration and educational programming, as well as budget for events and employee matching dollars for non-profit organizations they would like to support.

We also know how important it is to build inclusive products. We have uncovered potential areas for platform bias and have launched company wide product inclusion initiatives to address them. We believe that all of us can contribute to building products for everyone. In addition, our Trust & Safety team have an extensive non-discrimination policy and DEI and procurement have partnered to implement our first Diversity Supplier strategy.

We've established our Executive Diversity Council which is co-chaired by our CEO and Head of Global DEI. All C-suite executives serve as executive sponsors for one of our Global ERGs. Our employees embody inclusion and impact. For every department, there is a DEI and Social Impact DRI (Directly Responsible Individual) which meet regularly with our executive leadership. This ensures a culture that is inclusive and collaborative, with many opportunities across the company for employees to plug into impact and inclusion work. We also offer several donation match initiatives throughout the year.

Employee-led DEI efforts - Thumtack has 8 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Vamos, Women, TackVets, Access, NOBLEtacks, Parents, Proudtacks & APACtacks

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation
  • Company Retreats
  • Work from Home
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Flexible Hours
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Team Activities
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Social impact driven
  • Serves underrepresented populations
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Visa Support
Our Team by the Numbers

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