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ACV Auctions // online auto auctions
Engineering, Full Time    Buffalo, NY    Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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ACV Auctions is reinventing a $100 billion industry through an online, wholesale vehicle marketplace that provides car dealerships a more effective & transparent way of buying & selling wholesale vehicles through 20-minute auctions. Our technology modernizes the entire arc of auction operations, providing third- party inspections, account management, title & payment processing, managing arbitration & transportation. The company strives to be the most trusted source in the industry for dealers to buy & sell wholesale vehicles. The company is growing 300% year-over-year & recently completed a $150 million Series E funding round from investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners & Bain Capital Ventures.

Who we are looking for:

ACV Auctions is looking for a Software Engineer that will work on the Auction Systems team. This team is focused on building & delivering new product features that will change the way our customers experience & interact with ACV auctions. We are committed to being an innovative leader in the online auction space & we are seeking strong talent who can deliver on audacious goals & product features. In this role you will get to work alongside a team of software & production engineers, creating new features related to our core auction & bidding systems.

We value practical software experience in addition to a thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals. The technologies you are familiar with are less important to us than your ability to solve complex software problems & apply software engineering best practices.

What you will do:

    • Design, develop, & maintain code for our online vehicle listing & bidding platform.
    • Develop code to enhance the inventory viewing & bidding experience for our customers
    • Design & deliver solutions that add transparency & trust to the virtual auction space.
    • Collaborate with software & production engineers to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, & ensure high reliability & performance for your products.
    • Conduct code reviews, contribute high-quality documentation & build robust test suites for your products.
    • Grow & mentor other engineers within the team & cross-functionally based on personal strengths & capabilities.
    • Have the opportunity to be active in community events surrounding the tech start-up & incubator space here in downtown Buffalo.

What you will need:

    • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience working with relational & distributed databases.
    • Experience in a highly iterative environment with automated testing & continuous delivery.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience developing highly scalable back-end web applications
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with programming in at least one of the following: Python, Java, Ruby, Perl, or JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working on distributed computing problems. Knowledge of the CAP Theorem & trade-offs between different consistency models.
    • An understanding of fundamental functional programming concepts.
    • Experience building RPC services using either Thrift, gRPC, or equivalent
    • Experience with containers & Kubernetes.
    • Experience with Domain-driven Development.

What we will offer:

    • Competitive salary & benefits
    • Upbeat innovative culture
    • Professional training opportunities
    • Flexible schedule

ACV Auctions is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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