Posted on 
Jun 6, 2024

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Cambridge
Mid-Senior ICs
Engineering
CarGurus
CarGurus
CarGurus
Public
1001-5000
Consumer Products & Tech

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CarGurus is the all-in-one platform that’s moving the entire car shopping journey online and guiding customers through each step. This includes everything from selling an old car to financing, purchasing, and delivering a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and more than 30,000 dealerships use our products. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, while empowering our Gurus with tools and resources to fuel their career growth. Our goal is to give all people—consumers, dealers, and our employees—the power to reach their destination. 

Job Description

Role overview

CarGurus Algorithmic Traffic Acquisition team runs SEM advertising. We model customer journeys and engagement to optimize marketing spend programatically. We're central to CarGurus' growth strategy, both in the US and abroad.

What you'll do

As a principal member of the team, you will be responsible for evolving our multisession attribution and our predictive value estimation. The job involves a mix of deep analysis, hands-on coding, and technical leadership.

What you'll bring

  • 10+ years of programming experience
  • Architect and build systems to address complex business challenges
  • Diagnose emergent behavior in large real-world data sets
  • Advocate for improvements to our data pipeline
  • Write high quality code and tests
  • Mentor other team members

Who we are

At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do

The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit CarGurus.com each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

CarGurus Algorithmic Traffic Acquisition team runs SEM advertising. We model customer journeys and engagement to optimize marketing spend programatically. We're central to CarGurus' growth strategy, both in the US and abroad.

What you'll do

As a principal member of the team, you will be responsible for evolving our multisession attribution and our predictive value estimation. The job involves a mix of deep analysis, hands-on coding, and technical leadership.

What you'll bring

  • 10+ years of programming experience
  • Architect and build systems to address complex business challenges 
  • Diagnose emergent behavior in large real-world data sets
  • Advocate for improvements to our data pipeline
  • Write high quality code and tests
  • Mentor other team members

Working at CarGurus

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.

We welcome all

CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid

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