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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? 

CarGurus is looking for an experienced, motivated, & innovative VP of Engineering to be responsible for our Consumer function. As a leader in the organization, you will have overall responsibility for developing & implementing the consumer product vision & strategy for CarGurus industry-leading & evolving car shopping service! The ideal candidate will bring extensive engineering management skills, people leadership expertise, & business understanding to the role. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, you will work with a diverse group of partners & your team to take CarGurus already market leading core consumer experience to the next level. You will identify ways to continue to differentiate with a focus on consumer needs & capitalize on opportunities to continually improve & grow CarGurus innovative used car shopping experience. The engineering leader will partner with the product teams to identify the highest potential product improvements & new consumer opportunities. Additional collaboration across the engineering organization will be critical for success & optimizing results.  

What Youll Do: 

  • Lead & inspire several growing engineering teams in development of world class software for our Consumer Platform  
  • Collaborate with other departments to define new products. This will include our Digital Retail, B2B, Wholesale, Analytics, Infrastructure, Product, Information Security, etc.  
  • Work closely with engineering leaders to architect, design, & improve our core technology platforms 
  • Prioritize team efforts & plan projects in a highly iterative environment 
  • Plan, design, & implement product prototypes to production to validate market opportunities. Our engineering teams work closely with Product & Design to make sure we have our priorities aligned 
  • Coach & mentor engineering directors, managers, and ICs across the department. Our Consumer Engineering function has north of 40 members of the group  
  • Actively partner with Talent Acquisition to continue to hire & retain top talent across engineering, product & other departments 

Who You Are: 

  • 15+ years of Software Engineering Experience 
  • 8+ years of team leadership experience 
  • Ability to lead the SDLC: development, testing, & delivery of multiple software products 
  • Ensure all developed products meet communicated needs/goals.  
  • Capable of providing mentorship for engineering directors, managers, & leads.  
  • Proven experience analyzing data to determine trends to prevent engineering problems 
  • Experienced with building scalable websites (e-commerce) or large-scale applications.  
  • Knowledge of SEO, Email Marketing, Mobile Applications, Search Infrastructure and/or Conversion Optimization a major plus 
  • Understanding of how to build high volume, distributed back-end services with latest technologies 
  • Bachelors and/or advanced degrees in a related STEM field (preferred) 

Our Current Tech Environment: Java, Spring, Hibernate, Javascript, React/Redux, HTML, CSS, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Kafka 


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