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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 Consumer Engineering Team at CarGurus is looking for a seasoned Senior Principal JavaScript Engineer who can help drive the efficiency with which we architect, deliver, & evolve our industry leading products. The team has embarked on an extensive re-architecture initiative as we migrate our frontend to a server-side rendered architecture. Come help us solve interesting problems at scale, have your work seen by millions daily, & transform the CarGurus user & developer experience to best in the industry!

What You'll Do:

  • Be deeply engaged in the full development lifecycle & work closely with the product team & push code to production daily
  • Share your technical expertise during architectural design discussions, technology selection, & hands-on mentorship
  • Play a critical role in identifying, scoping, & implementing vast architectural improvements to vastly improve CarGurus user & developer experience
  • Collaborate with your colleagues in a lively, congenial atmosphere

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about honing your craft & mentoring others honing theirs
  • Proven full-stack development experience with JavaScript, Node.js, & React
  • TypeScript is a plus
  • Deep understanding of modern JavaScript design patterns
  • Server-side rendered React experience is a major plus
  • Fanatical about writing performant, extensible code
  • Self-led, capable of working with little direction
  • Skilled communicator with a collaborative spirit

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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