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CarGurus // online platform for used cars
Engineering, Full Time    Cambridge, MA    Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Meet CarGurusthe #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, were building the worlds most trusted & transparent automotive marketplace where its easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers.

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data & its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms & innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation & vehicle history.

CarGurus' Algorithmic Traffic Acquisition team is looking to hire a Senior Data Science Engineer.Our goal is to bring car shoppers to CarGurus as efficiently as possible. We're central to CarGurus' growth strategy, both in the US & abroad. This is a high impact role with exceptional visibility within the company.

One of our core beliefs is that useful data will lead to the best outcomes. We make decisions based on our data & insights. The Data Science Engineer will work closely with our data scientists, helping productizing our newest data science approaches & solutions. There will be great projects that can be both challenging & long term.

What You'll Do:

At CarGurus, we expand our reach by finding new ways to identify car shoppers. We scale our efforts to handle & take advantage of ever-increasing volumes of traffic & data. To be able to do so, we improve our efficiency by developing algorithms & heuristics that analyze our data & adjust bids via partner APIs to show ads to people based on the likelihood that they'll find CarGurus useful.

We advertise on several platforms, in multiple countries, targeting millions of people. Managing, optimizing & bidding all our ads requires efficient & scalable architecture that can update & process large amounts of data. As a part of the team, you will work closely with our data scientists, as well as independently. Our goal is to build & evolve the engine while we expand to new advertising platforms, new countries, & scale up our targeting to hundreds of millions of keywords.

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of programming experience
  • Strong ability to write high quality code & tests
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL & strength with queries & tables
  • Deep engineering experience with Python coding, including with Python data science libraries such as Pandas, Numpy, SQLAlchemy, Scikit-learn, Tensorflow & Keras
  • Experience with cloud computing (e.g. AWS), REST Interfaces
  • Experience productizing data science code with Docker
  • Experience coding in Ruby on Rails (preferred)
  • Experience with big data technologies for data science engineering, including Spark (preferred)

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity & collaboration. True to our start-up roots, were nimble, flexible & hardworking. We have a great respect for testing & learning & a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball & ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, were as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK & Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI & Dublin, Ireland. If youd like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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