Senior Javascript Engineer, Developer Experience

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 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?

CarGurus’ Developer Experience team is hiring a Senior JavaScript Engineer. The DevX team plays a key role for CarGurus to operate at scale and improve developer efficiency. We are constantly modernizing our technology platform and are looking to define key architectural capabilities, and guide development teams on their successful implementation. We own most of the core infrastructure that enables teams to build UIs.

What You'll Do:

  • Work on integrating user components on server-side JavaScript.
  • Build performant applications with high availability and low latency.
  • Ensure security, accessibility, and privacy concerns are handled.
  • Write maintainable code with extensive test coverage, including load tests.
  • Collaborate with fellow engineers and teams across the organization.
  • Advocate for better technologies and methodologies.
  • Continuously learn and expand your capabilities.

Who You Are:

  • Proven experience with modern JavaScript, Node.js, React and Redux
  • Proficient at developing well-structured, performant web applications with component-based architectures
  • Knowledge of security and data concerns such as privacy, data integrity, etc.
  • Experience with containerization and cloud environments.
  • Understanding of REST, JSON, API design and micro-services.
  • Skilled in common UX patterns, accessibility, and cross-browser, cross-device implementations.
  • Fundamental understanding of algorithms, data structures and design patterns.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines.

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.


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.

Want to learn more about CarGurus? Visit CarGurus's website.