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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


About the company

Founded by working parents, UrbanSitter is creating the world's first childcare marketplace where parents and babysitters meet through shared connections. We're providing flexible on-demand solutions for families, while helping babysitters find jobs beyond their neighborhood block.

UrbanSitter uses the social graph to help parents pinpoint babysitters who have been hired and reviewed by friends, parents from school or work, and trusted local organizations like parents' groups. Our sophisticated search algorithms, real-time scheduling tools and online payment technology bring efficiency to an otherwise old-fashioned process.

UrbanSitter is located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco. We are a Series C company venture-backed by First Round Capital, DBL Investors, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, Canaan Partners and Advanced Venture Partners. Our company offers competitive salaries and benefits that include comprehensive health coverage, stock options, quarterly babysitting credits and a wide variety of social team events. UrbanSitter was named 2014 Best Consumer Application or Service in the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards, and recognized as San Francisco Magazine's 2015 and 2016 Best Babysitting Service. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and count 30+ dedicated team members supporting the tens of thousands of parents and sitters that rely on us to help them every single day.

About the team

Our Engineering team is dedicated to constantly improving both the technical foundation and the user interface of our platform. We're a small team and are passionate about developing well-designed, intuitive software that delights our members.

About you

You are a software engineer with a real passion for development and a strong desire to push yourself and your team to learn and embrace the best of modern technology. You take pride in maintaining a codebase that makes prototyping and iterating on features a breeze. You love collaborating with other engineers, designers, and QA to ensure only quality products are shipped. You never back down from a challenge and get a small thrill every time you hear a member success story.


* Build services and APIs for existing and new features for web and mobile apps
* Drive new features end-to-end through prototyping, implementation, testing, shipping, and further iteration
* Work alongside an excellent cross-functional engineering and QA team to build delightful features and intuitive interactions
* Collaborate with product managers, designers and engineers alike
* Write clean, stable, unit-tested code and accompanying documentation where needed
* Maintain high-level performance quality


* At least 5+ years of relevant development experience
* Ideal candidates should be fluent in at least one of the following languages:
* Java
* Javascript
* Fluency with general architectural and design patterns, i.e. MVC, well designed APIs, efficient algorithms, etc...
* Experience with general full stack best practices such as unit testing, continuous integration, source control
* Able to learn and work in a rapid and agile development environment with frequent releases
* Natural ability to empathize with UrbanSitter members and a strong desire to continuously improve their experience with our platform
* Ability to debug complex systems
* Degree in Computer Science or related field


* Experience with containers and orchestration tools, i.e. Docker, Kubernetes
* Experience with GCP, AWS, or any cloud computing services
* Experience with data pipelines
* Experience with javascript frameworks such as Angular or React
* Experience designing an API or Microservices platform

To apply, please submit the following via email with the subject line "Senior Full Stack Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)"

* Your resume
* A brief cover letter: tell us about your experience, achievements, interests, and why you want to work at UrbanSitter

UrbanSitter is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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