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Senior Front End Engineer

Thumbtack

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 shouldn’t have to waste an entire afternoon researching, calling and 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 and 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 and make a living doing what they’re great at.

These customers and pros come from all walks of life and every zip code 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 and pros.

About the Engineering Team

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

About the Role

As a Senior Frontend 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 exciting new user experiences, optimizing website performance to make our pages blazingly fast, or researching new technologies to improve our frontend stack.

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.
  • Work closely with product managers and designers to create useful and polished user experiences.
  • Write incredible new components using React, Redux, CSS Modules, GraphQL, and Typescript.
  • Explore new frameworks, languages, and processes while also being able to discuss when (or when not) to use them.
  • Mentor a growing team of multidisciplinary engineers on FE standards and best-practices.
  • Participate in a culture that values thoughtful code reviews and frequent deploys.
  • Mentor others less experienced with frontend technologies

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, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • 4+ years of industry experience in web development
  • A deep understanding of JS beyond libraries or frameworks (i.e. not just React)
  • A familiarity with robust FE tooling to support our growing team
  • 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.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications

  • An appreciation for good design, and the desire to translate visual ideas into working, beautiful code
  • Full-stack experience - you’re comfortable working across the stack and adapting to different technologies.
  • SEO/SEM experience
  • A love of writing documentation and tests to keep your code maintainable for years to come
  • Detailed knowledge of responsive CSS, the box model, semantic markup, and HTML5
  • You’ve owned and driven the development of complex projects or feature areas over the course of several months or years.
  • You’ve demonstrated your ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.

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 and make a living doing what they’re great at.

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

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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