Staff Engineer - Marketplace Infrastructure @ Taskrabbit - San Francisco, CA

Job Overview

8 days ago

Staff Engineer - Marketplace Infrastructure

Taskrabbit - San Francisco, CA

Taskrabbit will never use text or chat applications to conduct interviews. We have a thoughtful and interactive interview process that includes an initial recruiter phone screen and several video-based interviews with our hiring teams.

Communications will always be conducted by domain names.

  • Taskrabbit is a remote-first company with employees distributed across the USA!
  • 5 time Best Places to work 2022 by Builtin. Including Over Best Companies SF, Best Mid-Sized Companies, Austin.
  • DataBird journal's "Best Places" Best Companies for Diversity, #1 2019 and 2020
  • DataBird journal's " Best Places" Best Companies for Women, #4 2019 and #1 2020

About the Job

The Marketplace Infrastructure (MINFRA) team is responsible for building the tools and infrastructure that support many of Taskrabbit's busiest product-oriented engineering teams. We're the pit crew helping engineers stay on track and move faster! Our near term focus involves modernizing the frontend, including development of a robust design system and new web routes leveraging Next.js, in addition to improving marketing content generation efficiency and flexibility via headless CMS technologies.

As a Staff Engineer, you will help lead a team that designs, builds, evolves, and maintains the foundational ecosystem that powers Taskrabbit. Your decisions will have a significant and highly visible impact on engineering productivity and the direction of our product. There is so much opportunity to leave your mark and help us make our marketplace more reliable, powerful and scalable than it has ever been!

Join us in creating a better everyday life for everyday people.


  • Supporting the next generation of Taskrabbit's frontend (website and mobile apps)
  • Proposing and driving improvements to performance, reliability, and ease of development
  • Improving developer tooling and processes for product-oriented engineering teams
  • Guiding other engineers on best practices for designing and implementing features
  • Working with Engineering and Product leadership to develop an unified approach to engineering at Taskrabbit
  • Advising senior leadership team on current state of platform and future possibilities


  • 8+ years of experience developing modern web applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptionally strong technical design and architecture skills
  • Ability to explain complex technical subjects in simple terms
  • Passion for mentoring engineers earlier in their career
  • Passion for optimizing performance and developer experience
  • Experience building API-driven applications
  • Experience with TypeScript, JavaScript, and React
  • Experience with Jest, React Testing Library, and other testing tools
  • Experience with modern frontend web development tools (NPM, Babel, ESLint, Webpack, etc.)
  • Experience building CI / CD pipelines (GitHub Actions, CircleCI, etc.)
  • Experience breaking down large tasks into easily understood and achievable iterations
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. agile processes, technical design documentation, unit and integration testing, code reviews, etc.)

Nice to have:

About Taskrabbit

Taskrabbit is a marketplace platform that conveniently connects people with Taskers to handle everyday home to-do's, such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, and much more. Acquired by IKEA Group - the world's largest furniture retailer - in 2017

At Taskrabbit, we want to make your neighborhood a little more familiar. Whether it's a handyman (or woman!), a housecleaner, moving help or delivery person, we're imagining a world where everyone will have a go-to team to make everyday life easier. As a company we celebrate innovation, inclusion and hard work.

As a pioneer of the sharing economy, Taskrabbit was founded on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. Since then, our network has grown to eight countries and 75+ cities, yet our core mission of creating a better everyday life for everyday people has remained the same.

Together with IKEA, we're creating more opportunities for people to earn a consistent, meaningful income on their own terms by building lasting relationships with clients in communities around the world.

We are a group of mission-minded people. Our culture is collaborative, pragmatic, and fast-paced. We're looking for talented, entrepreneurially-minded and data-driven people who also have a passion for helping people do what they love - and have a ton of fun while they're at it.

You'll love working here because:

  • Taskrabbit is a remote first company. We recognize that talented people live all over the world.
  • Collaboration hub offices in San Francisco, Austin and London
  • The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams - people you can be proud to work with!
  • Senior Leadership Team 75% women
  • Director Level 86% Diverse
  • The Values.
    • Care Deeply. We take time to be present and partner with our team and communities.
    • Level Up. We navigate through ambiguity and go the extra mile.
    • Be A Better Neighbor. We build a diverse and sustainable community and encourage all voices.
    • Lead The Future Together. We value entrepreneurship and are inspire by action.
  • The diverse culture. We believe that we make better decisions when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Women make up more than half of our team and leadership, and we strive to recruit and retain employees from all over the world.
  • The perks: Taskrabbit offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision 100% covered for employees, 401k plan with company matching, generous and flexible vacation and holiday time off, commuter benefits, learning and development opportunities, career development trainings, monthly Taskrabbit product stipends, IKEA discounts and weekly meditation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Taskrabbit is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Taskrabbit is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Taskrabbit will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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