CarGurus
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Cambridge, MA

Lead Software Engineer, B2B Products at CarGurus (Cambridge, MA)

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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?

Our B2B product engineering team, Dealer Solutions, is looking for a Software Engineer to join the team in Cambridge, MA. On the Dealer Solutions team you’ll enhance or create new product offerings for car dealers to help their vehicles reach interested shoppers. Potential project opportunities: create algorithms to identify fraudulent listings to help protect consumers and dealers, create interfaces on top of third party tools, create micro-services to improve application scalability and flexibility, build solutions in collaboration with partner companies, and gain hands-on experience with the ad-tech domain through on-site and search engine marketing.

What You’ll Do:

There are three pillars to this role: strategic impact, leadership and acting as a technical owner for large parts of our code base:

Strategic impact: The Lead Software Engineer acts as a “chief architect” for one or more areas of our technical ecosystem. You will offer significant strategic vision and evolve a high-level, 1+ year plan for growth at a business level into a strategic technology roadmap, working with leadership along the way.

Technical Expertise: This is a coaching and leading role, but as the most senior technical advisor to leadership in your area, you will be an important influencer to core projects and experimental work. When presented with a complex problem, process, or existing system, you can reduce its complexity to get more done with less work. You will collaborate with our tech leads to provide technical guidance across multiple teams. Your technical guidance will mean team members working with you will feel like they are going to leave with something significantly better than they arrived with and will have learnt something along the way.

Leadership: Influencing and inspiring other engineers and tech leads will be paramount in the success of this role. You will facilitate cross-team work and influence different areas of the business beyond any single team or group. You will use your leadership expertise to drive groups of disparate interests to decisions, seeing these through to impact. You will be able to help make pragmatic decisions, balancing strategic and tactical needs. You will help leadership manage engineering risk and make sure we are making the right trade-off calls.

  • Lead whiteboard sessions and design conversations while engineering a solution to the challenges at hand.
  • Write clean, well-tested, and efficient code.
  • Be deeply engaged in the full development lifecycle designing, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring and improving software
  • Collaborate with product management, data analysts and other engineers to identify and scope opportunities
  • Contribute to roadmap definition
  • Make data driven decisions
  • Monitor and improve upon the performance of products and solutions
  • Be an owner of critical pieces of software

Who You Are:

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in software development
  • Expertise with Java or similar object-oriented languages
  • Strong understanding of MySQL or similar relational database
  • Interest in performance optimization
  • Ability to guide and mentor more junior engineers
  • Goal-oriented engineer with a product focus
  • Able to collaborate well with a cross-functional team

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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!

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.

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Where we are

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141

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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

CarGurus Benefits Overview

We reward our Gurus' curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

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.
Partners with Nonprofits
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, Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We actually pay employees who serve on our Diversity Advisory Council, as well as those who raise their hands to lead one of our 6 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
A free subscription to the Headspace app is provided. We encourage teams to avoid meetings on Wednesday mornings to give people a midweek break, and have several mental health days off each year.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 100% paid leave up to a maximum of 16 weeks for the primary caregiver plus a gradual return to work policy, also at 100% pay.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We offer adoption assistance of up to $10K per adoption.
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
We provide a 1-month sabbatical after 5 years, and another after 10, which people use to take dream vacations, go to playoff games, etc.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
We have unlimited sick leave and personal days, which is great if you have a dentist appointment, have an electrician or plumber coming by, a parent-teacher conference, etc.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
We do not have a dress code at CarGurus; we want people to feel like they can come to work as their authentic selves.
Commuter Benefits
Our commuter benefits cover 100% of your parking, train fare, and other expenses depending on how you travel to work. If you do walk or bike to the office, you are entitled to a $150 bonus quarterly.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
In-office employees are provided with a fully-catered lunch on every day of the week.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
A free gym membership and reimbursement of up to $300 for fitness or weight-loss related expenditures, including a free subscription to the Studio Sweat fitness app.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer tuition reimbursement of up to $10K.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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