Why are we building UrbanClap?
Organised service commerce is a large yet young industry in India. While India is a very large market for home and local services ( USD 50 Billion in retail spends) and expected to double in the next 5 years, there is no billion-
dollar company in this segment today. The industry is barely 20 years old, with a sub-optimal market architecture typical of an unorganised market fragmented supply side operated by middlemen.
As a result, experiences are broken for both customers and service professionals, each largely relying upon word of mouth to discover the other.
The industry can easily be 1.5-2x larger than it is today, if the frictions in user and professional’s journeys are removed and the experiences made more meaningful and joyful.
UrbanClap is a services platform , with the bold ambition to organize the key verticals within the service commerce industry, bringing in the benefits of scale -
structured processes, systems, standardisation, transparency and trust. This platform will enable billions of dollars in commerce annually, and create jobs for 1 million+ service professionals.
The key industries that we are going to organize over the next few years include home improvement, home maintenance & repairs, appliance repairs, salon spa & makeup services, fitness & health at home, academic tuitions, photography & events, packing & moving etc.
Our tech stack
We have a fascinating ecosystem on our backend infrastructure to proactively cater to product, infrastructure and productivity.
We have ninja expertise in Javascipt (NodeJs) and Python giving us a highly dynamic spectrum to build efficient and quick business logic as well as perform optimized process-
heavy work. Our team spends their time thinking through complex architecture to build robust platforms to serve together all the categories and flows, solve for scale and work on internally build services to cater to our growing needs.
We love to build well-abstracted modules and services seeing ourselves as a platforms team that gives our product and engineering the wings they need to fly high.
Bachelors in Computer Science from top-tier engineering school
5-8 years experienced engineer who is comfortable building beautiful cross-platform experiences
Ability to own the technical roadmap for systems / components owned by him / her
Excited by the potential of technology to transform the lives of small businesses around the country
Fanatic about abstraction and structuring
3+ years of experience in Android mobile applications development with sound understanding of Android Architecture, Framework, Android SDK, Core Java, Android Studio IDE, Android Debugger
Hands-on experience in building mobile applications native applications
Expert in UI components & controls : Widgets, Fragments, etc.
Expert in basic components of Android : Activity, Services, Intent, Broadcast Receiver, Content Provider
Good working experience on Web Service Integration ( REST, JSON, XML) & cloud technologies - AWS,GCM
Experience in using analytics, location and social APIs, payment gateway, SMS gateway, media content trans-coding and cloud