CarGurus

Senior Software Engineer, CarGurus Wholesale

3+ months agoRaleigh, NC

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 CarGurus Digital Wholesale Engineering team (Formerly Innovation Labs) is looking for skilled a Senior 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 and 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, and allow dealers to transact between themselves. Our projects tend to have longer time horizons and are often exploratory in nature. Therefore, a successful team member must have a strong product sense, be consumer focused and have an interest in rapid experimentation and iteration.

Here at CarGurus, we're focused on finding non-traditional approaches to hard problems using data, asking better questions, measuring outcomes, and 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, and we make decisions based on our data and insights. Each engineer manages their own products and projects. The autonomy in engineering is something we are very proud of and work hard to maintain. You'll get to build great projects that can be both challenging and long term.

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

Examples of recent public initiatives:

  1. P2P – Making selling or buying cars privately easy, safe, and secure.
  2. Instant Offers – Helping sellers who sell privately get the best offer from a local dealer through a real time auction.
  3. Dealer Finance - Enabled users to shop dealer inventory with real financing rates.  (Spun out into an independent Digital Retail team.)

Our startup DNA means we particularly value diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Come help build the next phase of CarGurus!

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with fellow engineers, designers, and data analysts to take an idea from concept to technical design to implementation to testing to measurement.
  • Pitch in wherever there will be the greatest impact. This could be anything from implementing a new full consumer facing feature, to integrating with a key partner or technology, to a quick vapor or A/B test to help determine what’s next.
  • Advocate for new technology and new methodologies
  • Continuously learn and expand your capabilities

What you'll bring

  • Expert in OOP (Java preferred)
  • A true Full Stack engineer (a little UI work doesn't scare you)
  • React experience would be a huge plus
  • Solid experience in the data layer including SQL, caching strategies, and Relational Database Design
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Curious and plays well with others

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 want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.

Additional information
US employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. #LI-Hybrid

Client-provided location(s): Raleigh, NC, USA
Job ID: 2217990

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