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Principal Software Engineer, Consumer

CarGurus, Cambridge, MA

Find and share automotive knowledge


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 every day 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

What You'll Do:

  • Provide technical and architectural leadership
  • Collaborate with engineers and managers across the organization to understand and tackle 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 insights with novel and quick experiments.
  • Write clean, well-tested, and efficient code.
  • Iterate rapidly and deploy changes daily.
  • 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.
  • The ability 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

CarGurus Careers:

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.

About CarGurus

At CarGurus, we believe a transparent car shopping experience is better for shoppers and sellers alike, and we innovate constantly to deliver on that promise. Today more than 20 Million (and growing) unique monthly visitors use our site and our mobile app to find their next car. With headquarters in Cambridge, MA, CarGurus has that "start-up feel"​ (we dislike meetings, play lots of foosball, have catered lunches and fun company outings—the list goes on). Unlike many start-ups, however, we have the advantage of being profitable (since 2010!) with sustained revenue growth. CarGurus is an engineering-driven company with a passion for data, and that drives everything from the speed at which we launch new products to the spirit of innovation that drives our company’s culture.

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