Executive Recruiter

Thumbtack, Remote, Ontario

We’re building the destination for getting things done


We’re the technology leader building the modern home management platform. Today, millions of people use Thumbtack to effortlessly manage their homes. We help them confidently know what to do, when to do it and who to hire. 

Our goal is simple: to be the only platform homeowners need to fix, maintain and improve their homes. As a long-term partner for homeowners, our promise is to turn what was once confusing and intimidating into something straightforward — and a lot less stressful.

At Thumbtack, we're not just creating a new era of homeownership. We’re supporting local economies and building stronger communities. Each day, we connect local professionals across America with busy homeowners so they can grow their businesses. 

Thumbtack is for everyone. Our customers and pros come from all walks of life and every county in the country. We want our team to reflect that. If you come from an underrepresented background in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply. 

Our North Star is bright and our ambitions are big. We’ve been at this for over a decade, but the way we see it: we’re just getting started.

Thumbtack by the Numbers

  • Available in all 3,143 U.S. counties.
  • Nearly 4.5 million customers in the last 12 months
  • Hundreds of thousands of local professionals on our platform
  • 65 million projects started on Thumbtack
  • Over 7.5 million 5-star reviews left for stellar pros

About the Recruiting Team

We are a close group of business builders who happen to be called recruiters, sourcers, recruiting coordinators and university recruiters.  We work collaboratively to find the right people at the right time for the right roles in service of Thumbtack’s overall growth strategy.  And, above all else, we take immense pride in the experience we create for everyone who touches recruiting.

About the Role

As we scale Recruiting to fulfill demand of today and the future, we're seeking an Executive Recruiter who has successfully introduced game-changing talent at growth-stage tech startups and is eager to take on the challenge of building the capability at Thumbtack.  We insist on extremely high recruiting standards with a focus on experience. As both a subject matter expert as well as an innovative designer, you should be passionate about the hunt, the close, and the build. As one of the most experienced people on the team, you are motivated to set a new standard for recruiting at Thumbtack, and mentor others to match your performance. Most importantly, you are excited to experiment with new approaches to recruiting so that we can be prepared for the future.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and building out talent networks to develop a map of targeted talent, companies and geographies
  • Creating robust search strategies to identify and attract top talent to drive Thumbtack's future business growth
  • Developing prospects for both of open and opportunistic openings, assessing and screening, and making recommendations to leadership
  • Leading C-level client meetings and communications on search progress and candidate engagement techniques
  • Developing innovative ways to instill high standards in executive hiring
  • Provide strategic guidance, education, and calibration techniques to senior leaders and interview teams

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.

  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience attracting and hiring top executive talent across multiple disciplines
  • 3+ years of experience in a hyper growth, global organization.
  • Incredibly “experience” driven.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity recruitment strategies.

Thumbtack is a virtual-first company, meaning you can live and work from any one of our approved locations across the United States, Ontario or the Philippines*. When it is safe to gather, we will begin to host in-person events on a regular basis. Remote employees will be expected to travel occasionally for these events to a Thumbtack library or offsite team-building location. In cities with 5+ employees, we are establishing local communities, where employees can gather for local events. Additionally, employees in the San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Manila areas will have opt-in access to communal workspace at one of our Thumbtack libraries. We always prioritize the health and safety of our employees. Currently, participation in these events and Thumbtack library use are optional. Both require employees to be fully vaccinated.

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More About Us

Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $500 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset. 

Founded in 2008, Thumbtack is backed by over $500 million in funding from folks that include Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Investment Partners, 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.

If you are a California resident, please review information regarding your rights under California privacy laws contained in Thumbtack’s Privacy policy available at https://www.thumbtack.com/privacy/.

*Currently, Thumbtackers can live anywhere in Ontario, Canada or the Philippines or in any of the following US states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA. Our long term vision is to hire across all of the United States and Canada, but this expansion will take a few years.

About Thumbtack

Solving one big problem In 2009, three friends—Marco, Jonathan, and Sander—noticed a problem. Customers needed help connecting to qualified, local professionals. The same professionals needed customers. As a solution to bring the two together, Thumbtack was born. Since then, we’ve helped millions of customers with their projects and generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue for our pros. We’re reshaping local economies. We’re changing lives. And true to the spirit of our customers and pros, we’re getting things done.

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