Why are we building Urban Company?
The local and home services industry is very fragmented and unorganized. Prior to Urban Company, hiring a plumber, beautician, yoga trainer, math tutor etc.
was a painful process. There were no standards, no concept of trust, pricing inefficiencies etc. In a nutshell, the industry was shackled in the - yellow pages- era, and had seen no fundamental innovation for far too long.
The Urban Company team is young and passionate, and we see a massive disruption opportunity in his industry. By leveraging technology, and a set of simple yet powerful processes, we wish to build a platform that can organize the world of services - and bring them to your finger-tips.
We believe there is immense value (akin to serendipity) in bringing together customers and professionals looking for each other.
In the process, we hope to impact the lives of millions of service entrepreneurs, and transform service commerce they way Amazon transformed product commerce.
Platform first approach to engineering problems.
Creating highly autonomous systems with minimal manual intervention.
Frameworks which can be extended to larger audience through open source.
Extending and modifying the open source projects to adopt as per Urban Company use case.
Highly abstracted and standardized frameworks like micro services, event-driven architecture, etc.
Job Requirements / Potential Backgrounds
Bachelors / master's in computer science form top-tier Engineering School.
2-5 years prior engineering experience in building scalable systems.
Experience with Data pipeline and workflow management tools like Luigi, Airflow etc.
Proven ability to work on fast paced environment.
History and Familiarity of server-side development of APIs, databases, dev-ops and systems.
Fanatic about building scalable, reliable data products.
Experience with Big data tools : Hadoop, Kafka / Kinesis, Flume, etc. is added advantage.
Experience with Relational SQL and NO SQL data bases like HBase, Cassandra etc.
Experience with stream processing engines like Spark, Link, Storm, etc. is added advantage.
What can you expect?
A phenomenal work environment, with massive ownership and growth opportunities.
Work closely with the founding and the leadership team on key projects.
Execute highly scalable applications & implement best.