Director of Engineering

Remote - US Full Time Director
$181K - $252K Yearly

Published on April 18, 2024

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.

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 is a remote-first company with employees distributed across the US and EU
  • 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

About the Role:

At a point of major inflection and scale, Taskrabbit is looking for a Director of Engineering to own and drive the technical strategy and organizational growth and development to enable Taskrabbit to integrate with other businesses to 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 with a range of solutions to unlock more business opportunities through new partnerships. Taskrabbit is looking for a strong leader with experience building a robust and scalable platform to support current and future partners at scale. This leader will be responsible for attracting and retaining high-caliber engineers and engineering managers on a remote-first team, collaborating with Product and other business leaders to define the long-term partnerships engineering strategy to support and sustain hyper growth for Taskrabbit, and leading the engineering team to execute on this strategy. This leader will report directly to the CTO.

What You’ll Work On:

  • Drive execution of the Partnerships strategy and roadmap at Taskrabbit, leading teams of engineers to build the product capabilities required to enable business partners to successfully connect with our Taskrabbit ecosystem and deliver a delightful experience for their customers
  • Partner with Product, Business Development, Design and leadership to continually refine the Taskrabbit Partnerships strategy based on learnings from the market, and set and drive toward the product goals that will lead us to deliver high-impact business outcomes
  • Collaborate with other Engineering leaders and teams on architecture, system design, and technical dependencies that enable us to accelerate progress over time
  • Manage multiple product areas, scale teams, and ensure your organization is effective, healthy, and set up for success by establishing clear and measurable goals
  • Represent and communicate roadmaps, priorities, and decisions across a wide spectrum of audiences from engineers, EDDP (Engineering, Data, Design and Product) partners, peers across the business, and executive leadership.
  • Build and develop a team of engineers with experience building products and systems for scale.

Your Areas of Expertise:

  • 5+ years experience building products for scale
  • Proven track record managing effective engineering teams; 5+ years managing software teams; 2+ years managing managers
  • Experience building customer-facing products and API-based solutions or integrations with external partners
  • Experience establishing, tracking, and reporting on team velocity metrics
  • Comfortable with React and Rails application development
  • Understand tradeoffs between maintainability, complexity, and speed to market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Compensation & Benefits: 

At Taskrabbit, our approach to compensation is designed to be competitive, transparent and equitable. Our total compensation consists of base pay + bonus + benefits + perks.
The base pay range for this position is $181,000 - $252,000. This range is representative of base pay only, and does not include any other total cash compensation amounts, such as company bonus or benefits. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above, and will be determined by factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, geography, and level. 

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 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 US employees employer-paid health insurance and a 401k match with immediate vesting. Taskrabbit offers EU employees medical insurance. We offer all of our global employees, 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. Benefits vary by country of employment. 

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.