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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 is looking for skilled Software Engineers who can help drive the efficiency with which we deliver & evolve our industry leading products. The Senior Software Engineer has solid programming fundamentals & deep experience with Java & scalable, performant solutions. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated the ability to push a codebase forward in an incremental way.

What You'll Do:

  • Architect, design, develop, deploy & operate Java services that serve millions of users.
  • Collaborate with other teams to maximize project effectiveness while reducing waste.
  • Utilize appropriate frameworks to create highly maintainable code.
  • Write code that is performant & takes advantage of caching strategies when appropriate
  • Have a say in future direction of technologies & best practices.

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience; ideally in fast paced environments; we are pushing new code daily
  • Expert level knowledge of Java (preferred) or similar language.
  • Extensive experience with concurrency, multi-threading, web applications & event driven architectures
  • A strong understanding of data structures, algorithms & complexity analysis
  • The ability to iterate & ship ideas quickly, with loose direction.
  • Able to work across teams with both technical & non-technical stakeholders
  • Willingness to work outside your comfort zones, to evaluate & work with new technologies
  • Data-driven when making decisions
  • Biased towards action & automation
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, & JS

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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