Staff Software Engineer - Partnerships

Published on May 23, 2023

Each day brings more chores and less time to accomplish them. Whether someone needs a handyman, house cleaner, moving help, or delivery person, TaskRabbit delights clients by matching the right skilled person in minutes. With our support, our clients can accomplish it all, not only today, but also on-demand to be their most productive self. On the other side of the marketplace we help our Taskers earn a living by setting their own prices, defining their working hours, and giving them control to help people, when and how they want in the most supportive marketplace. We’re a mission-driven company. 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. With the backing of IKEA, we are growing our entire marketplace, including furniture assembly, globally and entering additional markets as we scale. It’s an exciting time at TaskRabbit!

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 US and EU
  • 4 time Best Places to Work in 2023 by BuiltIn. Including Remote Best Places to Work and Best Midsize Places to Work
  • 5 time Best Places to Work in 2022 by BuiltIn. Including Best Companies in SF, Best Mid-Sized Companies, and Best Benefits
  • 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

You’ll love working here because:

  • Taskrabbit is a remote-first company. We value flexibility and choice but also stay committed to regular in-person connection.
  • 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!
  • 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 inspired 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 half of our leadership team and our diversity representation is above that of the tech industry average
  • The perks. Taskrabbit offers employee-paid health insurance, 401k match with immediate vesting, generous and flexible time off with 2 company-wide closure weeks, Taskrabbit product stipends, wellness + productivity + education stipends, IKEA discounts, reproductive health support, and more. 


About the Role:

At a point of major inflection and scale, Taskrabbit is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to help design and implement a partner API platform which enables Taskrabbit to integrate with other businesses so they can offer Taskrabbit services to their customers. Partnerships are a critical growth engine for Taskrabbit and one of our top strategic priorities. Taskrabbit is integrated with IKEA, our parent company, and we are building our partnerships platform to unlock more business opportunities through new partnerships. We are looking for a strong technical leader with experience building a robust and scalable platform to support current and future partners at scale. This Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for collaborating with peers in Engineering, Architecture, Data, Product and other business leaders to build a partnerships platform to support and sustain hyper growth for Taskrabbit. 
Join us in transforming lives one task at a time

You will be:

  • Designing, building, and maintaining solutions which follow our engineering principles:
    • expose the ability to be measured and observed
    • protect our customer, our business, and our partners and their data
    • always do what the customer expects and upon failure, data is recoverable
    • always available when and where the customer expects and which are healthy and current
    • perform to, and exceed, customer expectations
    • delight the customer
  • Contributing to the growth and success of team members through code review, clear documentation, and mentorship

You should have:

  • 6+ years of experience in software engineering.
  • Experience building developer platforms, defining the strategy, and providing technical direction to the team.
  • Experience building API-driven applications and endpoints.
  • Strong design and architecture skills.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation).
  • Proficiency with Ruby/Rails
  • Experience in MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch.
  • A strong ability to reason about how to break problems down into smaller iterable steps.

You might be a fit if you have:

  • Preferable experience / knowledge in Javascript, React.js, Typescript, Node.js.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoy helping organize and scope high-priority projects and plans to keep us moving forward.
  • Great attention to detail and quality.
  • Love for collaborating with a tight-knit team and across the organization.


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.
At Taskrabbit, we want to transform lives one task at a time. As a company we celebrate innovation, inclusion and hard work. 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.
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.

Taskrabbit’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

An Active Commitment to Equity within our Company and Platform.
We are an inclusive community where all who share our mission and values belong. Our anti-racist culture actively strengthens the knowledge, understanding, and awareness of underrepresented experiences and our ongoing allyship commitment. Our diverse team represents the communities we serve, breaking down systemic barriers, and transforming lives- one action at a time.
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.