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Thumbtack // Thumbtack is the destination for getting things done.
 
Engineering, Full Time    Remote, Ontario    Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021
 
   
 
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Have you ever tried to hire a plumber? How about a house cleaner? If you have, chances are it took you way longer than it should. In the era of instant-everything, you shouldnt have to waste an entire afternoon researching, calling & vetting local service professionals whenever you need one. The market for hiring them is huge $1 trillion in the US alone but the process is inefficient & largely offline. 

Thumbtack is transforming this experience end-to-end, building a marketplace that matches millions of people with local pros for almost any project. In making these connections, not only do our customers get more done every day, our pros are able to grow their businesses & make a living doing what theyre great at.

These customers & pros come from all walks of life & every county in the country. We want our team to reflect that. If you come from an underrepresented background in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply. We challenge ourselves every day to make this a place where you can thrive just the way you are, so we can build a product that does the same for our customers & pros.

About the Engineering Team

At Thumbtack, engineers at every level build products & systems that directly impact our customers & professionals. Our challenges span a wide variety of areas, ranging from building search & 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 & transparency. To read more about the hard problems that our team is taking on, visit our engineering blog.

About the Role

We are looking to build an amazing mobile experience for hundreds of thousands of users. Can you imagine what you might do if you could run your business from your phone? If you could hire a service provider at any time day or night with just a few taps? The sky's the limit. We develop much of our products mobile first & have seen this investment pay off incredibly. Were looking for engineers excited to build a fantastic product.

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.
  • Execute new ideas quickly & effectively in Android while also being a resource to other teams & engineers.
  • Willing, when necessary, to solve tough technical problems at any level of the stack, & be persistent in getting to the solution.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to plan & 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, & we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in engineering
  • Passionate Android engineer who is an expert in building, testing, releasing, & maintaining Android applications
  • History of shipping consumer focused apps that users love on the Play Store, you can show what youve owned
  • Excited by the potential of mobile technology to transform the lives of small businesses around the country

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • Experience with popular 3rd party libraries, frameworks, & services like RxJava, ButterKnife, AutoValue, Retrofit, Dagger, Crashlytics, & Amplitude, including when not to use one
  • Hands-on experience with Kotlin is a plus!
  • Strong eye for beautiful design & user experience
  • Familiarity with Material design principles & components
  • Great communicator; we find that people who are good writers tend to be great thinkers & great coders
  • Youre data-driven & dedicated to thorough testing to maintain high-quality software.

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace  one of the largest in the U.S.  that helps millions of people hire local professionals. With hundreds of unique service categories, customers can find a Thumbtack pro for almost anything: landscapers, DJs, personal trainers, even piano teachers. And in making these connections, we empower local pros too. Helping them get new customers & make a living doing what theyre great at.

Founded in 2008 & headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $400 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners & Baillie Gifford. 

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace & 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 & conviction records.

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live & 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. Remote employees will be expected to travel occasionally for these events to a Thumbtack library or offsite team-building location. Additionally, employees in the San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto & Manila areas will have opt-in access to communal workspace at one of our Thumbtack libraries. 

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