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Senior Backend Engineer
Posted on 12/13/2022
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Hive
Apache Spark
Google Cloud Platform
  • Minimum of 5+ years of industry experience in engineering
  • Fluent in at least one major programming language and would be able to switch between multiple languages. In our stack. We mainly use Go, Python, Php, with Swift, Kotlin and Java for our mobile apps
  • Solid experience building software on top of relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL
  • Write high quality, maintainable, testable code, and you enjoy doing it
  • Break down complex problems rigorously and understand the tradeoffs necessary to deliver great, impactful products
  • Curious, data-driven, and a critical problem solver
  • . 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
  • Collaborate with other engineers, designers and product managers to execute on a broad range of projects. This could include building new features to improve the experience of our users, architecting infrastructure to support a fast-­growing user base, or optimizing our marketplace mechanics to make better matches between customers and professionals
  • 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
  • Solve tough technical problems at any level of the stack, and be persistent in getting to the solution, whether it involves front-end, back-end, or infrastructure work
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and execute on engineering projects
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience building and maintaining reliable, performant distributed systems
  • Owned and driven the development of complex projects or feature areas over the course of several months or years
  • Experience using AWS and/or GCP and its suite of technologies such as DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, etc
  • Familiarity with the big data ecosystem (Hadoop/HDFS, Hive, Spark, etc)

1,001-5,000 employees

Modern home management platform
Company Overview
Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects.