Software Engineer - On Ramp - Recent Graduate Program at CarGurus

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Meet CarGurus—the #1 most visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace. We're not just a car shopping site, we aspire to connect buyers and sellers and ultimately to create trusted connections in buying, selling and the many other ancillary decisions involved in owning a car by providing data transparency and using technology to make complex insights easily accessible.

Take on new challenges. Train. Grow. See the potential in every step forward.

On Ramp is a one year training program aimed at transforming new college graduates into productive members of the CarGurus technical team.This position is for students who are graduating with their bachelors degree in spring of 2020. Engineers in the On Ramp program will receive one month of classroom training then transition to real-life projects with company-wide impact. For the duration of the program, engineers will get personalized mentoring and coaching, receive additional training, as well as have the opportunity to build a valuable network with peers. Upon completion of the program, engineers are invited to continue contributing to their project teams.


Consumer Listings: Help shoppers find the car they’re looking for by improving their search experience. Run AB tests and make enhancements to the Search Results and Vehicle Description pages using ReactJS as well as the Java APIs which serve the data displayed on those pages.

Data & Analytics: Contribute to the foundational framework for the Data Science team. This includes building the infrastructure to allow the team to "publish" models into production, developing Python libraries to facilitate feature generation, and providing the data science team with product-based datasets to train their models.

Dealer Products: Enhance or create new product offerings for dealers to help their cars reach interested shoppers. Work to protect consumers and dealers from fraudulent listings. Build new interfaces between third party tools and resources to help the CarGurus Sales Team reach dealers and get their inventory on the site.

Emerging Products: Help build the next phase of CarGurus! Emerging Product focuses on transformative opportunities in the automotive space. These projects tend to have longer time horizons due to their challenging and exploratory nature. As such, an interest in rapid product experimentation and iteration is a core attribute for successful team members.

Foundations: Build new Java micro-services that are deployed in containers on AWS leveraging technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes. Solve problems related to code and data separation. Learn how to scale an application for production usage. Modernize and improve existing services to be more scalable and streamlined.

Majors Accepted:

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Information Science, Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar

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 data-driven. We have a respect for testing and learning, and a healthy aversion to meaningless meetings. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion because we want all employees to have a sense of belonging. To power you through the day, our kitchens are stocked with snacks and drinks. Lunch is catered daily. All employees are shareholders. We believe giving back is important, so we have established an Open Source Fund and Charitable Giving program which make quarterly donations to employee recommended organizations. We recognize that everyone has a life outside of the office which is why we have flexible schedules and unlimited personal time.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain 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.

Program begins in Spring/ Summer of 2020. 

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

What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

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
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) 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
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
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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