Engineering Manager, Pro Acquisition

Remote • $200k - $300k

Thumbtack


Team

Pro Acquisition

Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

$200k - $300k

Employees

501+ people

Address

1355 Market St Fl 6
San Francisco, CA, 94103, US

Tech Stack

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

Role Description

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. 

Thumbtack by the Numbers

  • Available nationwide in all 3,143 U.S. counties
  • 70 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • More than 4 million customers in the last 12 months
  • Pros earn billions on our platform
  • More than 8 million 5-star reviews for our stellar pros 
  • 1000+ employees and $3.2 billion valuation (June, 2021)

About the Pro Acquisition Team

The Pro Acquisition team is responsible for bringing more pros to Thumbtack. This team uses various product surfaces including the landing pages and the onboarding flow to optimize new pro sign up. We are the face of the company responsible for the first interactions a Pro has on Thumbtack and are responsible for making the first impressions. We help pros understand the value of Thumbtack, sign up, and help them become successful on Thumbtack. This team is critical to the company’s success and is responsible for keeping the supply of pros healthy. We do this in close partnership with Marketing and Sales, utilizing channels including inbound and outbound sales, organic results in search engines (SEO), search ads (SEM), social ads (e.g. Facebook), and native app installs.

About the Role

Growth is the lifeblood of any startup, and in this role you will be leading the engineering team directly responsible for it. The team is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing engineers with a variety of skill sets including frontend engineering, native mobile, backend engineering and machine learning/optimization. In this role, you’ll not only partner with product, design and marketing leads to develop and execute on a growth strategy for Thumbtack, but also help build critical infrastructure and systems that power that growth and enable the team to move fast.

Responsibilities

  • Build and grow an amazing engineering team with a strong culture of balancing excellence with moving fast. The team is currently ~7 engineers and growing quickly.
  • Work with engineering leads within the team as well as cross functional leads (including product, marketing, analytics and design) to craft a compelling vision and long term strategy for growth.
  • Set the team up for excellence in execution and anticipate and plan ahead for infrastructure the team needs to build for long term success. This infrastructure could be backend systems, machine learning models, frontend infrastructure for fantastic pagespeed, or experimental infrastructure to enable rapid testing and prototyping of onboarding flows within our native apps.
  • Work closely with other engineering leaders to evolve and continually improve Thumbtack’s engineering culture in a high paced growth environment.

Must-Have Qualifications

  • Experience in an engineering management role.
  • 5+ years experience building software at scale.
  • Good knowledge of growth strategies and experience building and scaling growth teams.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Passion for leading teams, setting vision, and developing highly functioning organizations.
  • Passionate about technology and not afraid to write code.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Experience at a growth-stage consumer tech company.
  • Experience with a marketplace business.
  • Experience in the Growth Marketing domain.

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Ontario or the Philippines. When it is safe to gather, we will begin to host in-person events on a regular basis.

About Thumbtack

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.

Company Culture

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.

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