Front End Engineer

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 — helping people plan their perfect wedding, families improve their homes, and small businesses grow and thrive. Thumbtack today has 1,100+ types of services, millions of customer requests, and hundreds of thousands of paying professionals. Join our growing team in the quest to build THE destination for anything you need done.

About the Engineering

Thumbtack’s engineering team is a diverse group of problems solvers always hungry for a good challenge. Whether on front end or back end, desktop or mobile, we’re handling some seriously comprehensive data, growing super fast, and building products used by thousands of customers and pros every day.

About the Role

As a front­-end engineer at Thumbtack, your breadth of skills paired with our bottom-­up product process will give you as much autonomy and license as you can handle. If you can build it and it’s good for the company, do it! There's no limit to how valuable you can be or how much impact you can make here. We’re looking for people who want to make a mark on the world—who have the ambition to dream big and the talent to bring those dreams to fruition.

Responsibilities

  • Explore new frameworks, languages, and processes while also being able to discuss when (or when not) to use them.
  • Write incredible new components using ES6 JavaScript, Sass, and the latest-and-greatest HTML APIs.
  • Mentor a growing team of multidisciplinary engineers on FE standards and best-practices.
  • Participate in a culture that values thoughtful code reviews, and frequent deploys.

Must-Have Qualifications

  • Possess a deep understanding of JS beyond libraries or frameworks (i.e. Core JS, not just jQuery or Angular).
  • Have detailed knowledge of responsive CSS, the box model, semantic markup, and HTML5.
  • An appreciation for good design, and the desire to translate visual ideas into working, beautiful code.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Be familiar with, and comfortable contributing to, robust FE tooling to support our growing team.
  • Understand the ins-and-outs of debugging JavaScript in the browser, have in-depth experience with CPU and memory profiling, and can discuss why all of that is important!
  • Love writing documentation and tests to keep their code lovely for years to come.
  • Be able to show what they've built via GitHub, CodePen, or a personal portfolio site.

More About Us

Thumbtack is the destination for getting things done—from house remodeling to event planning to music lessons and more. Each year, more than 200,000 professionals across the country service a growing 5 million Thumbtack projects in 1,100+ unique categories. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack has raised more than $275 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners, Baillie Gifford, and Google Capital.

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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