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Principal JavaScript Engineer

CarGurus

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?

The Consumer Engineering Team at CarGurus is looking for a skilled Principal JavaScript Engineer who can help drive the efficiency with which we deliver and evolve our industry leading products. The team has embarked on an extensive re-architecture initiative as we migrate our frontend to a server-side rendered architecture. Come help us solve hard problems, have your work seen by millions daily, and make the CarGurus user experience the best in the industry!

What You'll Do:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment that allows you to push to production daily
  • Be deeply engaged in the full development lifecycle: design, develop, test, and deploy
  • Share your technical expertise during architectural design discussions and technology selection
  • Collaborate with your colleagues in a lively, congenial atmosphere

Who You Are:

  • Proven full-stack development experience with JavaScript, Node.js, and React - ideally in fast paced environments
  • Deep understanding of modern JavaScript design patterns
  • Experience with NextJS, Express or similar
  • Server-side rendered React experience is a major plus
  • Passionate about performant, extensible code
  • Self-led, capable of working with little direction
  • Skilled communicator with a collaborative spirit

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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