Senior iOS Engineer

Thumbtack

Remote / Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/13/2021
  • Website: thumbtack.com
  • Company Address: 360 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Thumbtack

Thumbtack connects millions of people with local professionals for their projects. With almost 1,000 different services to choose from, you’ll find pretty much anyone you’re looking to hire. A contractor to remodel your kitchen. A tutor to teach you French. A dog trainer to save your furniture from puppy accidents. An officiant, florist, caterer (and every other vendor you might need) for your perfect wedding.

Job Description

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, it’s crazy that you still 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 county 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

We are looking to build an amazing mobile experience for hundreds of thousands of users. Can you imagine what you might do if you could run your business from your phone? If you could hire a service provider at any time day or night with just a few taps? The sky's the limit. We develop much of our products mobile first and have seen this investment pay off incredibly. We’re looking for engineers excited to build a fantastic product.

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 on iOS 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-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.

  • Passionate iOS engineer who is an expert in  building, testing, releasing, and maintaining applications in either Swift or Objective C
  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in engineering
  • History of shipping consumer focused apps that users love on the App 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 libraries, frameworks, and services like Core Data, AFNetworking, Xcode UI Testing, Crashlytics, Firebase, and Apollo (GraphQL) 
  • Strong eye for beautiful design and user experience
  • 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

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace that connects customers who need to get things done with local, skilled professionals who can help. From plumbers and painters to DJs and personal trainers, Thumbtack helps millions of customers find the right professional for their project in over 1,000 categories. Founded in 2009 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 is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion.

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