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ACV Auctions // online auto auctions
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto, ON    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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ACV Auctions is reinventing a $100 billion industry through an online, wholesale vehicle marketplace that provides car dealerships a more effective & transparent way of buying & selling wholesale vehicles through 20-minute auctions. Our technology modernizes the entire arc of auction operations, providing third- party inspections, account management, title & payment processing, managing arbitration & transportation. The company strives to be the most trusted source in the industry for dealers to buy & sell wholesale vehicles. The company is growing 300% year-over-year & recently completed a $55 million Series F funding led by Durable Capital Partners LP. 

Who we are looking for:

ACV Auctions is looking for a Staff Software Engineer that will work on a cross-functional agile team in operational tools, product, or infrastructure. You will work alongside software & production engineers to build & ship new features that will drive the growth of ACV Auctions. We value practical software experience in addition to a thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals. It is expected that you are a technical leader who is able to operate in a high performing team, that you can balance high quality delivery with customer focus, that you have excellent communication skills, & that you have a record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.

 What you will do: 

  • Architect, deliver, & maintain four or more domains/products with many components & services.
  • Collaborate with software & production engineers to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, & ensure high reliability & performance of our products.
  • Influences company wide engineering standards for tooling, languages, & build systems.
  • Develop & implement 2-3 year lifecycle plans for all tools to ensure business risk & liability are accounted for.
  • Contribute, influence, & set standards for all technical aspects of a product or service including but not limited to; testing, debugging, performance, languages.
  • Implement engineering wide security standards & ensures security compliance for the business.
  • Modify & develop custom software patterns as needed to solve the most complex software problems.
  • Accountable for the overall performance of products and/or services within a defined area of focus.
  • Conduct code reviews, develop high-quality documentation, & build robust test suites for your products.
  • Lead team discussions to define requirements on new & current products.
  • Respond to & troubleshoot the most complex problems quickly, efficiently, & effectively.
  • Act as a mentor or leader for less experienced engineers.
  • Manage third-party consulting resources, as needed.
  • Handle multiple competing priorities in an agile, fast-paced environment.

What you will need:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience with programming in at least two of the following: Python, Java, C#, Perl, or JavaScript.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience working with continuous integration & build tools
  • Expert in version control systems
  • Expert in software design & problem solving across many domains/products.
  • Expert in software engineering tooling & mentors & drives adoption for new tools & tooling standards.
  • Expert in release, builds, testing & the entirety of the SDLC.
  • Expert at debugging distributed systems using distributed tracing & other common tools.

What we will offer:

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Upbeat Innovated Culture
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Flexible schedules

 ACV Auctions is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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