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Technical Sourcer at Thumbtack
San Francisco, CA, US

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 — $700B 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.

About the Recruiting Team

We’re a team of recruiters, recruiting coordinators, sourcers, and operations specialists who partner with every function of the business to drive the recruiting process at Thumbtack. Our mission is to engage, excite, and hire people who will achieve their career potential and contribute to the company’s success. We do this by identifying the right individuals for the right roles, assessing them rigorously and without bias, and inspiring them to become advocates of our business and values.

About the Role

We're looking for a talented Technical Sourcer to help build our San Francisco engineering team. Our ideal candidate has successfully supported a high functioning recruiting team and is eager to take on the challenge of helping us to rapidly grow our company. We have extremely high recruiting standards with a focus on candidate experience at all stages of the recruiting cycle. As one of the impressions to potential candidates, you are motivated to set a new standard for sourcing at Thumbtack and mentor those around you to match your performance. Most importantly, you are excited to experiment with new approaches to sourcing in collaboration with our Recruiting team.

Responsibilities 

  • Support the recruiting team by building a pipeline of top talent through multiple sourcing channels
  • Work closely with hiring teams and recruiters to develop and execute on sourcing strategies for a variety of technical roles
  • Engage and qualify technical candidates for relevant openings and assist them through the recruitment process
  • Create and execute innovative sourcing strategies and recruiting campaigns to achieve hiring goals
  • Develop a strong understanding of the recruiting process and recommend improvements
  • Track the progress of leads/candidates with great attention to detail
  • Represent the company with integrity and professionalism
  • Regularly track and analyze pipeline and performance data to share with internal stakeholders

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.

  • Proven track record for successfully identifying and hiring exceptional candidates in high growth environments
  • Experience in creative sourcing through multiple channels (web, social/professional networks, etc.)
  • Exceptional interviewing, communication, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) - Greenhouse exposure ideal
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates

More About Us

Thumbtack is a local services marketplace – one of the largest in the U.S. – that helps millions of people hire local professionals. With hundreds of unique service categories, customers can find a Thumbtack pro for almost anything: landscapers, DJs, personal trainers, even piano teachers. And in making these connections, we empower local pros too. Helping them get new customers and make a living doing what they’re great at.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is backed by over $420 million in investment from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners and Baillie Gifford.

Thumbtack embraces diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.