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Senior Engineering Manager, Marketing Tech



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the innovative team transforming home management with Thumbtack's cutting-edge app in a $600B+ industry


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£214200 - £308000

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Remote, United States

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At Thumbtack, we're on a mission to create the ultimate home care app, helping millions of homeowners manage their biggest investment seamlessly, while empowering professionals to grow their businesses on our dynamic platform. As a rapidly expanding company in a vast market, we offer an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact, support local economies, and find deep satisfaction in providing peace of mind to homeowners. We're looking for passionate individuals to join us in advocating for our community, embracing change, and fostering teamwork.

Organisation Summary:

  • Thumbtack is available nationwide in every U.S. county.
  • Over 80 million projects have been initiated on our platform, with 10 million 5-star reviews and more.
  • Pros have earned billions through Thumbtack, which boasts 1000+ employees and a $3.2 billion valuation as of June 2021.

Role Summary:

  • Lead the Marketing Tech engineering team to drive customer growth and development strategies.
  • Grow and cultivate an outstanding engineering organization with a culture of excellence and agility.
  • Hire and support senior technical leaders to scale the organization and achieve growth targets.
  • Collaborate closely with marketing and cross-functional teams to craft a compelling growth vision and strategy.
  • Build critical infrastructure and systems for long-term success, including backend systems, machine learning models, and frontend infrastructure.
  • Evolve and improve Thumbtack’s engineering culture in a fast-paced environment.

Role Requirements:

  • Experience in a senior engineering management role with 8-10+ years of software development at scale.
  • Proficient knowledge of growth strategies and experience building and scaling growth teams.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Passion for team leadership, setting vision, developing leaders, and building high-functioning organizations.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and achieve results with cross-functional teams.
  • Stay up-to-date with innovation, guide technology evolution, and willingness to write code.
  • Preferred: Experience with consumer tech, marketplace business, marketing technology, and managing managers.

Thumbtack advocates for diversity and offers a virtual-first working model with competitive benefits. Learn more about our commitment to virtual work, celebrate our diverse team, and explore our benefits by visiting the Life @ Thumbtack Blog, our LinkedIn page, and our Privacy policy for California residents.

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 Marketing Tech Team

The Marketing Tech team is responsible for building the technology that powers the acquisition and engagement of millions of customers looking to find pros for their home care services needs. The team works to build new ways to improve our acquisition via SEO, SEM, social, video ads, and optimizing a variety of bidding algorithms and ML models on massive amounts of data to acquire our customers most effectively. The team also supports our Lifecycle Marketing efforts by building out the technology that enables email campaigns and push notifications to most effectively engage our customers. These are personalized to the user so we can deliver the right content, at the right time, using the right channel, in order to keep our customers engaged. Marketing Tech is continuing to grow and investing in creating a foundational platform for data, tools, measurement and optimizations; as well as doubling down on its investments in SEO and SEM to make Thumbtack the #1 platform that our users come to when they are in need of home care services. 

About the Role

Growth is the engine of any marketplace. In this role you will be leading the Marketing Tech engineering team that is directly responsible for Thumbtack’s customer growth. The team is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing engineers with a variety of skill sets including frontend engineering, backend engineering, data engineering and machine learning/optimizations. In this role, you’ll not only partner with product, design, data science and marketing leads to develop and execute on a growth strategy for Thumbtack, but also help build critical infrastructure and systems that power that growth and enable the team to move fast.


  • Build and grow an amazing engineering organization with a strong culture of balancing excellence with moving fast. The team is currently at 10 engineers and will grow quickly.
  • Hire and support senior technical leaders within the team to scale the organization in the coming months to achieve aggressive growth goals across existing and emerging channels.
  • Partner closely with marketing leads to understand their needs and priorities, and work with engineering, product, design and analytics teams to craft a compelling vision and long term strategy for growth.
  • Set the team up for excellence in execution and anticipate and plan ahead for infrastructure the team needs to build for long term success. This infrastructure could be backend systems, machine learning models, frontend infrastructure for fantastic pagespeed, or experimental infrastructure to enable rapid testing and prototyping of onboarding flows within our native apps.
  • Work closely with other engineering leaders to evolve and continually improve Thumbtack’s engineering culture in a high paced growth environment.

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.

  • Experience in a senior engineering management role.
  • 8-10+ years experience building software at scale.
  • Good knowledge of growth strategies and experience building and scaling growth teams.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Passion for leading teams, setting vision, developing leaders and building highly functioning organizations.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve results.
  • Stay up to date with innovation, able to guide technology evolution and not afraid to write code.

Bonus Points if You Have

  • Experience at a growth-stage consumer tech company.
  • Experience with a marketplace business.
  • Experience in building marketing technology (martech).
  • Experience managing managers is a plus but not a must-have.

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.

For candidates living in San Francisco / Bay Area, New York City, or Seattle metros, the expected salary range for the role is currently $252,000 - $308,000. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.

For candidates living in all other US locations, the expected salary range for this role is currently $214,200 - $262,000. Actual offered salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as calibrated job level, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.


Benefits & Perks
  • Virtual-first working model coupled with in-person events
  • 20 company-wide holidays including a week-long end-of-year company shutdown
  • Library (optional use collaboration & connection hub)in San Francisco
  • 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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