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CarGurus // online platform for used cars
Engineering, Full Time    Cambridge, MA    Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022
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Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data & technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. Were the most-visited car-shopping site in the US & we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?

The Data Engineering team is looking for a highly motivated Senior Data Platform Engineer to evolve our modern data warehousing platform to world-class levels! As CarGurus enters the next phase of dramatic growth with new data sources, new business lines, & business acquisitions, we are looking for a candidate who is interested in revamping how we do data at the company.

What Youll Do:

  • Gain a deep understanding of our evolving data & analytics stack
  • Define & drive tactical decisions around Data Platform domain while providing input into larger strategic decisions around data infrastructure, data quality, data observability & data governance
  • Build robust & scalable data integration (ETL/ELT) pipelines using Python, SQL, dbt & Airflow
  • Build & deliver high quality data architecture to support our team of Analytics Engineers, Data Analysts, Data Scientists, & various stakeholders throughout the company
  • Be a technical mentor to junior engineers & expose the team to new opportunities

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer, including 2+ years as a Data Engineer
  • Professional experience developing & executing on a data warehouse and/or data platform strategy using a modern data stack at CarGurus, we use Snowflake, dbt, airflow, & docker
  • Ability to move quickly in a dynamic & cross-functional team environment
  • Expertise in SQL, Python, & system architecture with the ability to understand the context of a business need & build a system that addresses it

CarGurus Culture:

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women & other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat & see if you could be a great fit.

At CarGurus, we invest in our peoples professional growth with everything from learning & development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks & benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, & more. That includes equity in the companyour way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

We work hard every day to build the worlds most trusted & transparent automotive marketplace, but trust & transparency dont just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves & their potentialwhere you dont just fit, you thrive. We dont discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We recognize that flexibility plays a critical role in enabling our people to thrive in both their personal & professional lives. We currently welcome Gurus into our Cambridge, MA office on a voluntary basis but do not require employees to physically be in the office. We will adopt a hybrid working model when health experts & government officials in our local communities deem it safe to do so. Specific arrangements within this model will be up to team leaders discretion; we encourage you to discuss your questions & needs during the interview process.

All US CarGurus employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. This helps us to safeguard the health of our employees & their families, our customers & visitors, & the community at large.


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