Senior Android Engineer

Thumbtack

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time

Posted

Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

A home is the biggest investment most people make, and yet, it doesn’t come with a manual. That's why we’re building the only app homeowners need to effortlessly manage their homes — knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. With Thumbtack, millions of people care for what matters most, and pros earn billions of dollars through our platform. And as one of the fastest-growing companies in a $500B industry — we must be doing something right.

We are driven by a common goal and the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing our work supports local economies, helps small businesses grow, and brings homeowners peace of mind. We’re seeking people who continually put our purpose first: advocating for pros and customers, embracing change, and choosing teamwork every day.

At Thumbtack, we're creating a new era of home care. If making an impact and the chance to do good inspires you, join us. Imagine what we’ll build together.

Thumbtack by the Numbers

  • Available nationwide in all 3,143 U.S. counties
  • 70 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • More than 4 million customers in the last 12 months
  • Pros earn billions on our platform
  • More than 8 million 5-star reviews for our stellar pros
  • 1000+ employees and $3.2 billion valuation (June, 2021)

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 ourengineering blog.

Challenge

The challenges on Pro Job Management range from product questions about what tools we need to build for pros to get the job done, to technical explorations, such as the best way to build tools that work with different types of pros (small versus large pros, app-based pros versus web-based pros, etc). We are constantly looking for new ways to help pros better serve their customers and get jobs done with minimal extra work. Our work affects pros’ day-to-day lives and by extension their customers’. Our challenge is to be able to make positive experience improvements that are also impactful and effective.

About the Role

The Pro Job Management team is working on building a bookings platform for pros to seamlessly manage their leads and bookings on Thumbtack, and get each to a hire and a job done. We own many of the tools that pros use to get the job done, such as price estimates and customer-pro payments. Likewise, we maintain the pro inbox and leads page that pros use to keep track of their jobs and communicate with customers. As an Android Engineer on the Pro Job Management team you will be building out new tools to help pros get jobs done, along with iterating on how pros manage customer contacts and interact with new ones. We’re looking for engineers excited to build a fantastic product as our team scales, and as we work towards elevating the pro experience to new heights.

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 and effectively in Android while also being a resource to other teams and engineers.
  • Willing, when necessary, to solve tough technical problems at any level of the stack, and be persistent in getting to the solution.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams such as Product and Design to plan and execute on engineering projects
  • Work on large projects and lead small teams of engineers

Must-HaveQualifications

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.

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in engineering
  • Passionate Android engineer who is an expert in building, testing, releasing, and maintaining Android applications
  • History of shipping consumer focused apps that users love on the Play Store, you can show what you’ve 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, and services like RxJava, ButterKnife, AutoValue, Retrofit, Dagger, Crashlytics, and Amplitude, including when not to use one
  • Hands-on experience with Kotlin is a plus!
  • Strong eye for beautiful design and user experience
  • Familiarity with Material design principles and components
  • Great communicator; we find that people who are good writers tend to be great thinkers and great coders
  • You’re data-­driven and dedicated to thorough testing to maintain high-­quality software.

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and 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. In cities with 5+ employees, we are establishing local communities, where employees can gather for local events. Additionally, employees in the San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Manila areas will have opt-in access to communal workspace at one of our Thumbtack libraries. We always prioritize the health and safety of our employees. Currently, participation in these events and Thumbtack library use are optional. Both require employees to be fully vaccinated.

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Benefits & Perks
  • Virtual-first working model coupled with quarterly in-person events and Camp Thumbtack
  • 20+ company-wide holidays including two week-long shutdowns
  • Libraries (collaborative workspaces) in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto, and Manila
  • Stipends for remote work support, home office set-up and internet
  • Subscriptions and Employee Assistance Program for mental health and well-being
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement, Thumbtack services (North America only)

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, state, or local law. We also will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable law. If you are a California resident, please review information regarding your rights under California privacy laws contained in Thumbtack’s Privacy policy available at https://www.thumbtack.com/privacy/.

Thumbtack is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or disability during any part of the application process, please contact recruitingops@thumbtack.com.

*Currently, Thumbtackers can live anywhere in Ontario or British Columbia, Canada or the Philippines or in any of the following US states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, Washington DC. Our long term vision is to hire across all of the United States and Canada, but this expansion will take a few years.
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