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Why work at Thumbtack?

Our team

We're young, energetic and passionate about our potential. We're all self-starters who can run with a project and work collaboratively to tackle challenging problems. We crave new ideas and encourage each other to develop ways to test those hypotheses. We like each other, support each other and bike together.

Our traction

We help thousands of consumers get their service needs solved each week. Our more than 250,000 active service professionals send those consumers quotes and get the job done. We have three times as many unique monthly visitors as airbnb and half as many active merchants as Yelp.

Our food

Our Cordon Bleu-trained chef prepares lunch and dinner daily in our full in-office kitchen. Lunches and Wednesday team dinners are a time to gather around a communal table and invite friends to the office to savor the unique dishes and heady conversation. We feel passionate that great food is part of building a great company, and Esquire Magazine thought our food was good enough to write about. We once ran out of beer in the office -- we promised to never let that happen again.

Our perks -- other than our food

  • Full health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible hours and plenty of paid vacation
  • A beautify loft office close to the Powell Street MUNI and BART, bus lines and CalTrain
  • The hardware you need -- large monitors and the work environment of your choice
  • $500 when you start and $150 per month thereafter to spend hiring service professionals on Thumbtack
  • Love, inspiration and emoticons from our remote teams in the Philippines and Las Vegas

Current positions

Software Engineer

We are looking for great people to join our engineering team to make real products that hundreds of thousands of people use every month. Our engineering blog has more details about the work we do.

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.

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 strongly encourage you to complete one of our programming challenges and submit your solution with your resume.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with a scripting language, and the ability to pick up similar languages quickly (we use Python and PHP)
  • Battle-tested knowledge of Javascript, CSS, and modern web browsers
  • An understanding of relational and NoSQL databases (we use Postgres and Mongo)
  • Mobile web or application experience

Front-end developer

Is your skillset at the intersection of design and engineering? We're looking for someone who is a master of interdisciplinary thinking: who knows Javascript and CSS and UX and who can bring immediate impact to our product team.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with our product team to design and implement new features
  • Build elegant CSS and Javascript frameworks that can be leverage widely
  • Prototype new product ideas
  • Collaborate with our UX lead to test new ideas with our users

Specific requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to write modern HTML, JS, and CSS
  • Strong portfolio with examples of self-started projects
  • Communication skills that can deftly articulate your decisions
  • Real curiosity for user experience and crafting products that delight
  • Self-starter (we really mean this)
  • We hire talent, not pedigree or years of experience

Bonus Points

  • Photoshop skills

Lead UX designer

Work directly with product engineers and our business team to conceptualize, design, and prototype new products and features. Talk to our users to understand what they do and tell their stories to your colleagues. Dig in to analytics data. You will have responsibility for prototyping and testing new product ideas.

Specific requirements

  • Excellent, demonstrated leadership abilities
  • User-centric decision making, with strong user research abilities
  • Strong portfolio with examples of self-started projects
  • Exceptional visual talent that explains ideas with sketches and wireframes
  • Communication skills that can deftly articulate your decisions
  • Real curiosity for user experience and crafting products that delight
  • Proactive about offering solutions to problems ranging from product features to process

Bonus points

  • Ability to prototype and build what you design
  • Knowledge of PHP, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Active in the design community

Interaction designer

Want to make your mark as a UI designer? This is your spot. We feel like we have yet to hit v1 of our product. If you think our website is already beautiful, we don't want you. We want someone who sees a thousand flaws and can imagine how much better our design and user experience can be.

You'll work directly with product engineers and our business team to conceptualize, design, and prototype new products and features.

Specific requirements

  • Strong portfolio with examples of self-started projects
  • Exceptional visual talent that explains ideas with sketches and wireframes
  • Communication skills that can deftly articulate your decisions
  • Real curiosity for user experience and crafting products that delight
  • We hire talent, not pedigree or years of experience

Bonus points

  • Ability to prototype and build what you design
  • Knowledge of PHP, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Mobile design/development experience
  • Active in the design community

Creative product marketer

We're looking for an extraordinarily creative, dynamic personality to take Thumbtack’s marketing to the next level.

We’ve got the chops in-house to operationalize any marketing strategy we pursue - but we’re still looking for Thumbtack’s creative voice.

Is that you?

You’ll be charged with owning Thumbtack’s brand across multiple marketing channels. That might include email newsletters, Facebook ads, Muni billboards, Thumbtack’s blog, or the website itself.

You’ll be able to storytell Thumbtack to the world by identifying, managing and executing buzzworthy marketing campaigns. The marketing materials you create will be world class.

The job will bring something new every day and you will have freedom to re-imagine how Thumbtack is marketed externally. You will own the visualization of Thumbtack's brand and we’ll harness your outstanding writing talent wherever possible.

Specific requirements

  • Proven ability to deliver innovative, cost-effective marketing campaigns that drive awareness and conversion
  • Personality-filled writing skills - we want a clear, fun voice that tells Thumbtack’s story consistently across all channels
  • Management experience - you may be working with contractors to help lead the production and distribution of content on our site

Bonus points

  • Background in PR and marketing
  • Fluency in Photoshop and experience in visual design, preferably in marketing materials
  • Networker - following prominent bloggers and online content, attending relevant events, participating in the design community