CarGurus: Senior Software Engineer, Product Development

Meet CarGurusthe #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, were building the worlds most trusted and 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 and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.

CarGurus is looking for skilled Software Engineers who can help drive the efficiency with which we deliver and evolve our industry leading products. The Senior Software Engineer has solid programming fundamentals and deep experience with Java and scalable, performant solutions. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated the ability to push a codebase forward in an incremental way.

What You'll Do:

  • Architect, design, develop, deploy and operate Java services that serve millions of users.
  • Collaborate with other teams to maximize project effectiveness while reducing waste.
  • Utilize appropriate frameworks to create highly maintainable code.
  • Write code that is performant and takes advantage of caching strategies when appropriate
  • Have a say in future direction of technologies and best practices.

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience; ideally in fast paced environments; we are pushing new code daily
  • Expert level knowledge of Java (preferred) or similar language.
  • Extensive experience with concurrency, multi-threading, web applications and event driven architectures
  • A strong understanding of data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis
  • The ability to iterate and ship ideas quickly, with loose direction.
  • Able to work across teams with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Willingness to work outside your comfort zones, to evaluate and work with new technologies
  • Data-driven when making decisions
  • Biased towards action and automation
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JS

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, were nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, were as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If youd like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Vanessa De Gennaro CarGurus
Vanessa De Gennaro
Engineering Director

I love how supportive people are of testing new ideas. Some are successful and some aren’t. Either way, we learn and the learning is what’s important.

Charles Talbot CarGurus
Charles Talbot
Senior UI/UX Engineer

When building products, we’re empowered to take ownership and innovate. Our dev process is rooted in transparent communication, and we each take an active part in determining our own path within the team.

Michelle DiPasquale CarGurus
Michelle DiPasquale
Product Manager

On the international team, we conduct consumer studies to uncover areas where we can provide the customer with more transparency. Then, we quickly turn those insights into solutions through prototyping, testing, and rapid iteration.

Mathew Reiss CarGurus
Mathew Reiss
SEO Product Management Head

Whether we’re seeing how a copy change impacts organic traffic or testing a new way of loading code, it feels great knowing that we’re making a historically painful process—shopping for a new car—that much better.

Joe Burke CarGurus
Joe Burke
Senior Manager of Dealer Relations

The CarGurus sales floor has the most team-first culture of any I’ve sat on during my 13 years in the business, and the product truly sells itself.

Caroline McGuire CarGurus
Caroline McGuire
Business Development Representative

The perks here can’t be beat. Where else do you get free lunch every day, a free gym membership, AND a subsidized T-pass? That’s on top of a fully stocked kitchen, and beer and wine on tap.