Software 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 brides 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.

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.

At Thumbtack, we value ownership and individual contribution within a collaborative environment. On each of our teams, engineers have their say in choosing the projects they believe will have the greatest impact for our millions of users.

About You

  • 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.
  • 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.

Bonus Points

  • 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 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 almost 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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