Lead Software Engineer, Programmatic Advertising

| Greater Boston Area

Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s 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 Algorithmic Traffic Acquisition team is looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer. Our goal is to bring car shoppers to CarGurus as efficiently as possible. We're central to CarGurus' growth strategy, both in the US and abroad. This is a high impact role with exceptional visibility within the company.

We’re looking for self-motivated Engineers who are passionate about creating software that is used by millions. Our team solves a variety of unique challenges, from designing complex data structures and algorithms to machine learning and mining big-data. We deploy code daily and use data to drive our decisions, while delivering software and analytics to consumers and dealers around the world.

One of our core beliefs is that useful data will lead to the best outcomes. 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. There will be great projects that can be both challenging and long term.

What You’ll Do:

  • Utilize CarGurus data to grow the visitor base and improve advertising performance.
  • Expand our reach by integrating with new traffic acquisition channels.
  • Build robust pipelines that ingest and aggregate large volumes of data in real time.
  • Design and implement algorithms for efficiently serving ads to CarGurus shoppers.
  • Build tools for designing and managing CarGurus creative assets and campaigns.
  • Develop systems to analyze traffic acquisition performance at all levels of granularity.
  • Create tests and infrastructure to support continuous delivery of everything you build.
  • Work with data scientists to improve the effectiveness of our ad spend.
  • Implement a testing framework for rapid iteration of A/B tests.

 Who You Are:

  • 10+ years of programming experience.
  • A strong analytical or mathematical background, leveraged in previous roles.
  • Experienced with multiple datastores (SQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, etc).
  • Interested in processing large sets of data.
  • Committed to developing well-tested code.
  • Familiar with Java or similar object-oriented language.
  • Previous experience in advertising, real-time bidding, or other high-frequency / low-latency verticals is a plus

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re 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, we’re 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 you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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Technology we use

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Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141

What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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