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CarGurus // online platform for used cars
Engineering, Full Time    Cambridge, MA    Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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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.

What Youll Do:

Design, develop, and/or test software applications for CarGurus. Duties include: develop & implement new features, functionalities, & infrastructure to retain users & improve the experience for millions of users across millions of cars globally, working in a cross-functional team of data analysts, product managers, & other engineers & engaging in the full development lifecycle, including designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring, & improving software; write clean, well-tested, & efficient code & deploy changes daily; design software to build new features & fix issues in the consumer-retention team within Cargurus; collaborate with fellow engineers, designers, & data analysts to take an idea from concept to technical design & finally to a fully tested working solutions; ensure smooth operation of various microservices & scheduled jobs such as posting emails & mobile push notifications to consumers, maintaining data synchronization between Iterable & Cargurus database; contribute to projects using programming languages & tools such as java, spring, MySQL, AWS, Apache Kafka to streamline business process & improve user experience for our customers; participate in whiteboard sessions & design conversations on engineering the best solution to the challenges at hand & test out new ideas with novel & quick experiments; & monitor & visualize performance metrics of API endpoints, services, & jobs using tools such as Grafana & Prometheus.

Who You Are:

Masters degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field & two (2) years of experience in each of the following: Software development; Java or similar object-oriented programming language; Concurrency, multi-threading, web applications, & event driven architectures; Data structures, algorithms, & complexity analysis; & SQL or similar relational database.

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.

CarGurus Culture:

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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