Senior Software Engineer, Developer Experience

CarGurus

CarGurus

Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Who we are

At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do

The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role Overview:

The Developer Experience team at CarGurus is looking for a skilled Senior Software Engineer to help us improve overall engineering performance through architectural improvements, developer tooling, creating core frameworks & libraries, and authoring guidance around best practices. These projects are complex and challenging and provide the opportunity to work with sophisticated tools and technologies.

To succeed in this role, you must be able to learn and adapt quickly and collaborate with other engineers to deliver solutions. Potential project opportunities: creating new microservices, improving backend/UI performance, re-architecting core components and building developer tools to improve the developer experience. You will own your projects and collaborate with fellow engineers and product partners as you solve interesting problems with a global impact. And no, you do not need to know about cars to work here.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to the technical direction and architectural vision
  • Collaborate with engineers and managers across the organization to understand and solve technical challenges
  • Work with Java, Spring Boot, AWS, Kubernetes, and other technologies to improve the architecture at CarGurus
  • Advance and promote software engineering best practices and processes
  • Continuously assess and evolve technology and core components.

Who You Are:

  • Experience developing performant large scale web applications and knowledge of modern technologies that enable them
  • Five or more years hands-on software design and development experience
  • Comfortable writing unit tests, root causing issues, & using observability tools to understand system health & performance
  • Curious and plays well with others
  • Eager to learn and expand your capabilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Working at CarGurus

We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all

CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not 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 foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid