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Senior Android Engineer, Home Care



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Thumbtack's Mission to Transform Home Care with Innovative Technology


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Remote, Ontario

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100% Remote- North America

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At Thumbtack, we're revolutionizing the way homeowners invest in their properties by developing the ultimate home management app. As a trailblazer in a $600 billion industry, our platform helps millions to maintain their homes and empowers professionals to grow their businesses. We are a team that finds joy in fostering local economies and delivering tranquility to homeowners. Our rapid growth is a testament to our impact and innovation.

We're inviting passionate individuals to be a part of our Home Care Plan product team, where you'll have the opportunity to shape the homeowner experience. As a cross-functional team, we prioritize seamless customer journeys and play a pivotal role in feature development for our user base.

Role Summary:

  • Lead engineering projects with a focus on impactful business outcomes.
  • Quickly prototype and implement ideas on Android and support other teams.
  • Tackle challenging technical problems across the stack as needed.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including Product and Design.
  • Guide small teams on large-scale projects.

Role Requirements:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience in the industry.
  • Proficiency in Kotlin or Java for Android development.
  • Experience with Android app lifecycle: build, test, release, and maintain.
  • Knowledge of libraries and frameworks such as RxJava, Retrofit, Dagger, etc.
  • A keen eye for design, user experience, and familiarity with Material Design.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and write clear documentation.
  • A data-driven approach and commitment to quality through thorough testing.
  • Enthusiasm for mobile tech's potential in aiding small business growth.

Thumbtack champions flexibility with a virtual-first working model, allowing you to work from various approved locations. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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 $600B+ 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 every U.S. county
  • 80 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • 10 million 5-star reviews and counting
  • Pros earn billions on our platform
  • 1000+ employees 
  • $3.2 billion valuation (June, 2021) 

About the Team

Home Care Plan is a product team that works cross-functionally to build an intuitive customer experience that helps guide homeowners through everything involved in maintaining their homes. The team consists of engineers across backend and frontend (also iOS and Android) who work together to develop and iterate on new features for homeowners on the platform. We collaborate with our partners across product, research, design, analytics, marketing, and customer success to bring a well-rounded experience to homeowners. Home Care Plan owns many critical parts of the customer-facing product including the plan summary and project details views.


The challenge for Home Care Plan is making it as simple and painless as possible to help homeowners go from knowing that something needs to get done - to it being done. We do this by providing tools to help homeowners keep track of their projects and educate themselves so that they know what to expect and build a team of trusted pros.


  • 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

What you’ll need

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
  • Hands-on experience with Kotlin or Java
  • Passionate Android engineer comfortable in building, testing, releasing, and maintaining Android applications
  • Experience with popular 3rd party libraries, frameworks, and services like RxJava, ButterKnife, AutoValue, Retrofit, Dagger, Crashlytics, and Amplitude, including when not to use one

Bonus points if you have 

  • Strong eye for beautiful design and user experience
  • Familiarity with Material design principles and components
  • Able to explain technical concepts clearly and write good documentation
  • You’re data-­driven and dedicated to thorough testing to maintain high-­quality software
  • Excited by the potential of mobile technology to transform the lives of small businesses around the country

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Canada or the Philippines.* Learn more about our virtual-first working model here.


Benefits & Perks
  • Virtual-first working model coupled with in-person events
  • 20 company-wide holidays including a week-long end-of-year company shutdown
  • Libraries (optional use collaboration & connection hubs)in San Francisco and Salt Lake City 
  • WiFi reimbursements 
  • Cell phone reimbursements (North America) 
  • Employee Assistance Program for mental health and well-being 

Learn More About Us

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. 

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: [email removed - click apply for more details]

If you are a California resident, please review information regarding your rights under California privacy laws contained in Thumbtack’s Privacy policy available at .


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