We're an early-stage startup that's experiencing rapid growth and looking to expand our engineering team. We’re essentially Amazon for local services.
Thumbtack provides a marketplace and review site for local services such as handymen, tutors, gardeners, etc. Thumbtack gives users the ability to vet, contact, and book providers.
It's a robust platform and has a ton of traction already. We have 250,000 professionals signed up, 700,000 monthly uniques, and are growing rapidly. We just received $4.5 million in Series A funding in January bringing our total up to $6 million. We're at 12 people total (4 engineers) and come from a variety of interesting places (ex-Googlers, ex-White House employee, a few Stanford, Yale and Harvard alumni, etc).
There’s a bounty of extremely difficult challenges we’re looking to tackle. Engineers are given freedom and autonomy over their projects and can pursue a variety of different avenues.
Help hundreds of thousands of mom & pop, independent professionals find work. We receive emails weekly from our users, thanking us for bringing them work that helps pay their bills and put gas in their cars.
Home-cooked meals daily by our gracious, Cordon Bleu trained chef. Also, weekly dinners serve plenty of wine and pasta and metaphysical debate.
Beautiful warehouse office in SoMa, close to the BART.
Competitive compensation, full benefits, and relocation assistance.
We will build your ultimate engineer setup! Your setup will include dual monitors (including a 30") and whatever desktop or laptop you so desire.
***Some interesting problems we’ve tackled at Thumbtack:***
Powerful event tracking, reporting, and experiment framework - We track and test everything, and needed a tool to log, aggregate, and analyze all that data. We built a tracking powerhouse whose crowning feature is an experimentation framework with beautiful statistics and visualizations that instantly tell us how code changes are affecting metrics across the board.
Dynamic web crawling - We built a fast, distributed crawler with custom data processing. It quickly scales up or down depending on our needs and the cost of machine time.
Elegant peer-to-peer payments - We’re making a true marketplace where buyers and sellers transact through our trusted payments. Building a fresh, engaging user experience is as important as protecting data security and integrity.
Our food: (http://www.thumbtackfood.com)
** Requirements ***
We have no specific requirements, other than this: you must be a great problem solver who understands modern web technology and has a passion for great code.
We’re growing rapidly, so we’re looking to bring a variety of people on board who can help us keep up and expand into a bunch of different areas!
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