Senior Software Engineer, Observability Platform

| Greater Boston Area

Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers. 

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.

CarGurus’ Platform/Infrastructure team is hiring a Senior Software Engineer, Observability Platform. The Platform team plays a key role for CarGurus to operate at scale. We are modernizing our technology platform and are looking to define key architectural capabilities, guide development teams on their successful implementation, and ensure the stability, security and scalability of our systems. 

What You'll Do

Observability Engineering at CarGurus emerged out of a need to continually improve our awareness into the current state of our stack. We are passionate not only about the metrics and telemetry we collect but also about how to continually evolve how we can expose and better leverage them in our organization. We strive to increase our awareness of performance, but also to enable developers to focus on features and embedding observability into what we build by default. We also create, run, and maintain the environments that collect and expose the various metrics and data we gather.

Some examples of what we have been able to accomplish so far:

  • Providing centralized native libraries that provide observability into our platform
  • Evolving our logging, monitoring and alerting systems to increase observability and transparency
  • Ensuring our observability platforms continue to scale along with our business and stay up to date with best practices 
  • Provide guidance on how to proactively measure performance against service level objectives

As we continue our observability journey we will be focusing on improving how we understand flows of requests and data by driving our implementation of distributed tracing.

Technologies We Use

Honeycomb, Prometheus, Grafana, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, New Relic, Elasticsearch, Graylog, Sentry, Bazel, Concourse, Artifactory

Who You Are

An individual with general curiosity, a belief in growth, and a demonstrable background in software engineering. You are passionate about continuously improving processes and systems to make it easier to understand their state and have experience with logging, tracing, analytics, search, and metrics.

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • DockerLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • Elastic SearchLanguages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • HibernateLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SQLAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
CarGurus' tech teams solve tough problems — sometimes by questioning the problem itself
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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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