Overview

 CarGurus was founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert, co-founder and former Chairman of TripAdvisor. We are the fastest growing automotive shopping website that enables users to search and compare local car listings.  We are currently reaching over 10.5 Million unique visitors monthly. We are located in Cambridge, MA and are profitable! CarGurus has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies list 4 years in a row.

How do we do it? We have developed algorithms that analyze car listings to enable consumers to  purchase from the most reputable resource at the best price. CarGurus is a data-driven company; we track everything. Converting data to insights is the art and the challenge. Insights backed by data drives our corporate direction. Culturally this is a fun place to work! Not only is the work challenging but we have flexible hours. We don’t do meetings, we play lots of foosball, have catered company lunches, excellent benefits and even more!  

 

We are diligently looking for a software engineer.  The goal is to find a software developer with strong fundamentals in algorithms, data structures, and object oriented programming.  On a daily basis we are creating complex, highly-scalable web applications in the areas of search, data analytics, crowd sourcing and process automation.  Any experience you have in these areas would be highly applicable.  The junior engineer will learn from and directly work with our Sr. Engineers and Architects.  You will collaborate on software design, implement code, debug, troubleshoot and release! This is a great role for an engineer that is entrepreneurial and a quick learner.

 

The core skills needed would be:

  • Excellent fundamental code abilities.

  • Java development experience

  • Knowledge or experience with web development (Javascript, HTML, SQL, MVC web frameworks)

  • Ability to collaborate with engineers and non technical people

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • BS or higher  in Computer Science or other related field.

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