Why should you work at Marketplace? What job openings do you have?

Reasons to Work at Marketplace

  • We dream audaciously big.
  • We love tackling challenging problems and doing what's never been done before.
  • We're solving a real frustration for hundreds of millions of people.
  • We're a collaborative and tight-knit team that strives for excellence.
  • We're young, energetic, and passionate about what we do.

Our food

Our Cordon Bleu-trained chef prepares lunch and dinner daily in our full in-office kitchen. Lunches and Wednesday team dinners are a time to gather around a communal table and invite friends to the office to savor the unique dishes and heady conversation. We feel passionate that great food is part of building a great company, and Esquire Magazine thought our food was good enough to write about. We once ran out of beer in the office – we promised to never let that happen again.

Other perks

  • Full health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) package
  • Flexible hours and plenty of paid vacation
  • A beautiful loft office close to the Powell Street Muni and BART, bus lines and Caltrain
  • The hardware you need – large monitors and the work environment of your choice
  • $500 when you start and $150 per month thereafter to spend hiring service professionals on Marketplace
  • Love, inspiration and emoticons from our remote teams in the Philippines and Las Vegas

Job openings

Software Engineer

We are looking for great people to join our engineering team to make real products that hundreds of thousands of people use every month. Our engineering blog has more details about the work we do.

Interesting problems we've tackled at Marketplace

Powerful event tracking, reporting, and experiment framework

We track and test everything, and needed a tool to log, aggregate, and analyze all that data. We built a tracking powerhouse whose crowning feature is an experimentation framework with beautiful statistics and visualizations that instantly tell us how code changes are affecting metrics across the board.

Dynamic web crawling

We built a fast, distributed crawler with custom data processing. It quickly scales up or down depending on our needs and the cost of machine time.

Elegant peer-to-peer payments

We're making a true marketplace where buyers and sellers transact through our trusted payments. Building a fresh, engaging user experience is as important as protecting data security and integrity.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with a scripting language, and the ability to pick up similar languages quickly (we use Python and PHP)
  • Battle-tested knowledge of Javascript, CSS, and modern web browsers
  • An understanding of relational and NoSQL databases (we use Postgres and Mongo)
  • Mobile web or application experience


We have no specific requirements, other than this: you must be a great problem solver who understands modern web technology and has a passion for great code.


We strongly encourage you to complete one of our programming challenges and submit your solution with your resume.

Read our engineering blog to learn more about the work we do.

Product Designer

Want to make your mark as a UI designer? This is your spot. We feel like we have yet to hit v1 of our product. If you think our website is already beautiful, we don't want you. We want someone who sees a thousand flaws and can imagine how much better our design and user experience can be.

You'll work directly with product engineers and our business team to conceptualize, design, and prototype new products and features.

Bonus points

  • Knowledge of PHP, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Mobile design/development experience
  • Active in the design community


  • Experience conceiving and designing applications for a consumer audience
  • Strong portfolio with examples of self-started projects
  • Exceptional ability to communicate ideas through sketches and wireframes
  • Ability to prototype and build what you design, including delivering production-level code
  • Real curiosity for user experience and crafting products that delight
  • Self-starter (we really mean this)
  • We hire talent, not pedigree or years of experience

Product Manager

We're looking for a Product Manager to help us change the way how local services are bought and sold.


  • Solicit and prioritize product requirements for new and ongoing feature development
  • Work closely with design and engineering from conception to launch
  • Engage with existing and prospective customers to understand pain points and opportunities for product improvements
  • Use deep understanding of data, user insights and business objectives to help team members make reasoned decisions


  • A degree in Human Computer Interaction or related interaction design field
  • A degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Prior product management experience at a consumer facing web company
  • Startup experience


  • User-centric product design instincts
  • Natural leadership ability to drive results in collaborative, cross-functional environments
  • Analytic capacity to distill insights from large quantities of information
  • Bias for action and a love for solving unstructured problems
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral

Email Marketing Specialist

We're looking for an email marketer to help us cultivate deeper relationships with our hundreds of thousands of consumers.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Developing and managing email marketing campaigns to registered Marketplace consumers
  • Analyzing data to create audience segments and tailoring campaigns accordingly
  • Leading the creation of all necessary written and graphical materials
  • Ensuring deliverability by monitoring unsubscribe/spam complaint rates and other deliverability metrics
  • Generating marketing reports and regularly sharing performance metrics

Bonus points

  • Prior experience managing campaigns with Marketo
  • Proficiency with HTML and graphics editing
  • Proficiency with SQL


  • 2-4 years of experience managing high-volume consumer marketing email campaigns from start to finish
  • Excellent writing skills & a self-evident design sensibility
  • Expert knowledge of email marketing best practice
  • Strong analytic skills, including experience with A/B testing, customer segmentation, tracking results and interpreting key learnings.

In-house Recruiter


  • Design and execute sourcing and recruiting strategies.
  • Own all aspects of the recruiting pipeline: job description development, sourcing, and managing candidate flow throughout the recruiting process.
  • Coordinate all interview related activities.
  • Be an advocate for our company and brand to all the candidates we interact with.


  • Innately driven, proactive, and excited to close candidates!
  • 1-3 years experience in a recruiting role - either at a staffing agency or in-house.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Warm, approachable, and energized to meet new people.