Software Engineering Intern

Thumbtack was created with the belief that hiring a plumber should be as easy as buying a book online. By making the local hiring process simpler, faster, and more reliable than it’s ever been, we’re inspiring our customers to do more every day while empowering pros to do the work they do best.

During this 12 week summer internship at Thumbtack, you will be paired with a mentor on the engineering team to work through interesting technical problems in your area of interest. We deeply value autonomy, so you will be given freedom to work with your mentor to find a project (or several) that interests you and also provides value to the larger team.

Product Engineering

The interactions between buyers and sellers form the core of Thumbtack’s product engineering efforts. Projects in this domain require close collaboration with Thumbtack’s design team, customer support team, and product managers. You will be working on cutting-edge UX and interaction design, JavaScript and CSS development, and implementation for native and web-based mobile applications.

Data Analysis

Thumbtack is highly-data driven, so many engineering projects are applied statistics at scale. If you have a background in statistics or machine learning, projects in this domain will interest you. Projects might include long-term cohort analysis and spending habits, a deep dive into landing page optimization, or tackling difficult pricing problems across thousands of unique markets around the country.

Internal Tools

You will work with team members within and outside engineering to enhance their productivity with internal tools, dashboards, and analytics. Projects here might include collaboration with the customer support team to build tools to provide new insights into customer behavior, or a project with our marketing team to determine better ways to buy and optimize advertisements in new channels.


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related technical field
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the internship
  • 2-3 years of CS classes under your belt (Intro to CS and Algorithms, Advanced algorithms, Operating systems, and Data Structures are all great!)
  • Proficiency in a language like Python, Ruby, JavaScript or Java is a plus 

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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