Principal Software Engineer, Consumer Products

| Cambridge

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’s made a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US, and we’re expanding globally. Ready to come along for the ride?

CarGurus’ Consumer Team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to help our users find the car they’re looking for as efficiently as possible. See your solutions impact millions of global users on a daily basis as you tackle challenges such as:

  • Improve search experience and performance for millions of users across millions of cars globally
  • Make the car shopping experience enjoyable and more transparent
  • Help users discover the right car for them
  • Enable new ways of buying cars, such as buying online and having your car delivered
  • Build out platforms to enable us to iterate faster and respond to our consumers quicker
  • Launch and grow new markets, we’re already in US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain with more countries to come
What You'll Do:
  • Provide technical and architectural leadership
  • Collaborate with engineers and managers across the organization to understand and solve technical challenges
  • Work in a cross-functional team with data analysts, product managers, and of course other engineers.
  • Participate in whiteboard sessions and design conversations on engineering the best solution to the challenges at hand.
  • Test out new ideas with novel and quick experiments.
  • Write clean, well-tested, and efficient code.
  • Iterate rapidly and deploy changes daily.
  • Collaborate with and be mentored by seasoned engineers.
  • Be deeply engaged in the full development lifecycle designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring and improving software.
  • Have fun!
Who You Are:
  • 8+ years of experience; ideally in fast paced environments; we are pushing new code daily
  • Experience architecting performant large scale web applications and knowledge of modern technologies that enable them. Extensive experience with concurrency, multi-threading, and event driven architectures
  • Expert level knowledge of Java (preferred) or similar language.
  • 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

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.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK—with other markets on the horizon. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA and London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • DockerLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • Elastic SearchLanguages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • HibernateLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SQLAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
CarGurus' tech teams solve tough problems — sometimes by questioning the problem itself
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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
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
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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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