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' Algorithmic Traffic Acquisition team is looking to hire a Senior Data Science Engineer. Our goal is to bring car shoppers to CarGurus as efficiently as possible. We're central to CarGurus' growth strategy, both in the US and abroad. This is a high impact role with exceptional visibility within the company.
One of our core beliefs is that useful data will lead to the best outcomes. We make decisions based on our data and insights. The Data Science Engineer will work closely with our data scientists, helping productizing our newest data science approaches and solutions. There will be great projects that can be both challenging and long term.
What You'll Do:
At CarGurus, we expand our reach by finding new ways to identify car shoppers. We scale our efforts to handle and take advantage of ever-increasing volumes of traffic and data. To be able to do so, we improve our efficiency by developing algorithms and heuristics that analyze our data and adjust bids via partner APIs to show ads to people based on the likelihood that they'll find CarGurus useful.
We advertise on several platforms, in multiple countries, targeting millions of people. Managing, optimizing and bidding all our ads requires efficient and scalable architecture that can update and process large amounts of data. As a part of the team, you will work closely with our data scientists, as well as independently. Our goal is to build and evolve the engine while we expand to new advertising platforms, new countries, and scale up our targeting to hundreds of millions of keywords.
Who You Are:
- 6+ years of programming experience
- Strong ability to write high quality code and tests
- Knowledge of other SQL flavors and strength with queries and tables
- Familiarity with Machine Learning techniques and methods
- Experience with Python (including pandas, numpy, scikit-learn and other data science libraries), AWS, MySQL, REST Interfaces
- Experience with Ruby on Rails
- Experience with big data technologies for data science engineering, including Spark (especially Spark Streaming and MLlib)
- Eperience working with big data warehousing
- Experience working with NoSQL databases
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.