Senior Software Engineer

Remote • $200k - $240k • 40.0% - 50.0%

Thumbtack


Team

Back End

Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

  • $200k - $240k
  • 40.0% - 50.0%

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

About the Engineering Team

At Thumbtack, engineers at every level build products and systems that directly impact our customers and professionals. 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. To read more about the hard problems that our team is taking on, visit our engineering blog.

About the Role

As a Senior 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

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team. Minimum of 5+ 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 Go, Scala, Php, with Swift, Kotlin 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 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/or GCP 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.

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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