Principal Software Engineer, Developer Experience

Cambridge, MA
Main Location
Cambridge, MA, United States
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powertofly approved What CarGurus Has to Offer:

CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. They're creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of their customers and the world around us - where their employees are surrounded by managers and peers who reflect their diverse identities and an environment where they have an equal opportunity to grow. CarGurus supports their teams with benefits like:

  • Daily catered lunch
  • Free gym membership
  • Commuter passes
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US and we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?

    The Developer Experience team at CarGurus is looking for a skilled Principal Software Engineer to help us improve overall engineering performance through architectural improvements, engineering tooling, and developing core frameworks. 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 will 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 architecting performant large scale web applications and knowledge of modern technologies that enable them
    • Extensive hands-on software design and development experience
    • Curious and plays well with others
    • Eager to learn and expand your capabilities
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

    CarGurus Culture:

    Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and 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 and see if you could be a great fit. 

    At CarGurus, we invest in our people’s professional growth with everything from learning and 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 and benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, and more. That includes equity in the company—our way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

    We work hard every day to build the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace, but trust and transparency don’t 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 and their potential—where you don’t just fit, you thrive. We don’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 

    CarGurus employees in the US can choose to work from home / remotely for the duration of 2021, or participate in a phased return to our beautiful office spaces. We expect most roles to be in-office at least 3 days a week beginning January 2022. In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada and the UK. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA and London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more.

    Mission
    We're a community of women leveraging our connections into top companies to help underrepresented women get the roles they've always deserved. Simultaneously, we work to build truly inclusive hiring processes and environments where women can thrive and not just survive.
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    Principal Software Engineer, Developer Experience
    CarGurus