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CarGurus // online platform for used cars
Engineering, Full Time    Cambridge, MA    Posted: Monday, May 16, 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?

We are looking for a Data Analytics Engineer with experience in data modeling to join the Data Engineering team at CarGurus as we revamp our data modeling framework in dbt. As a data Analytics Engineer at CarGurus, you will be responsible for transforming raw data in the data warehouse into clean, reliable, organized data models that allow our organization to make informed data-driven decisions. Our tech stack currently consists of Snowflake, dbt, & Looker, along with an in-house built ETL pipeline using Airflow.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, & maintain scalable, modularized data models using dbt for our core data marts
  • Partner with analysts & non-technical stakeholders across the company to gather business requirements for modeling projects
  • Create explores in Looker to surface data models for self-service
  • Assist in creating best practices & standards for data modeling, documentation, & testing
  • Collaborate with team members on their modeling projects & assist with code reviews
  • Help with platform ownership tasks such as permissioning, metadata management, & maintenance for the data warehouse & Looker platform

Who You Are:

  • 1-3 years of experience as an Analytics Engineer, Data Engineer, Product Analyst, or similar role
  • 1-3 years of proven experience with building data models in dbt or similar
  • High-level proficiency with SQL, including writing performant queries on large data sets
  • Experience working with cloud data warehouses (Snowflake, BigQuery, and/or Redshift)
  • Experience with Looker or a similar BI platform (Tableau, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills & ability to work effectively with both technical & non-technical stakeholders

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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