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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? 

The CarGurus Digital Wholesale Engineering team (Formerly Innovation Labs) is looking for skilled a Software Engineer to build exciting new products in the automotive space. 

Our team is re-imagining the world of automotive wholesale to bring it to the 21st century. This is multi-billion/year space that is still dominated by offline transactions & the team is working to change that. The products we are working on will let consumers sell their car with ease at a fair price, without leaving their home, & allow dealers to transact between themselves. Our projects tend to have longer time horizons & are often exploratory in nature. Therefore, a successful team member must have a strong product sense, be consumer focused & have an interest in rapid experimentation & iteration. 

Here at CarGurus, we're focused on finding non-traditional approaches to hard problems using data, asking better questions, measuring outcomes, & quickly iterating on the solutions. We embrace the 80/20 rule. 

One of our core beliefs is that useful data will lead to the best outcomes, & we make decisions based on our data & insights. Each engineer manages their own products & projects. The autonomy in engineering is something we are very proud of & work hard to maintain. You'll get to build great projects that can be both challenging & long term. 

This is a very exciting time for CarGurus & is huge opportunity for you to be a part of something truly outstanding! 

What Youll Do: 

  • Work in a cross-functional team with data analysts, product managers, & of course other engineers to solve interesting problems with a global impact.
  • Collaborate with & be mentored by seasoned engineers.
  • Participate in whiteboard sessions & design conversations while engineering a solution to the challenges at hand.
  • Write clean, well-tested, & efficient code.
  • Be deeply engaged in the full development lifecycle designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring & improving software
  • Make data driven decisions 

Who You Are: 

  • 1 4 years of software development experience 
  • Expertise with Java or similar object-oriented languages 
  • Working knowledge of MySQL or similar relational database 
  • Some experience with building scalable websites (e-commerce) or large-scale applications preferred 
  • Drawn to & thrive in a fast-paced environment that pushes code daily
  • Able to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills 

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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