*Note: this position is 100% US-based remote. 

Dealer Inspire, a CARS brand, is hiring for our METAL℠ Team!

METAL℠ is Dealer Inspire’s (DI) brand-new Inventory Management System (IMS). It is built with modern design, plus lightning-quick controls, to help our clients move metal faster than the competition. Designed mobile and tablet-first, METAL℠ allows car dealers to quickly and easily manipulate their vehicle inventory and have those changes appear on their Dealer Inspire website in real-time with API synchronization. From easy-to-implement pricing rules to the ability to upload hi-res inventory pictures, METAL℠ offers a full-suite of features that modernize inventory management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Architecture and development of new features; 
  • Improve performance; modify existing code to fix errors and bugs; 
  • Set and enforce code quality standards and test coverage;
  • Creation and management of AWS cloud infrastructure;
  • Mentoring of junior developers.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience working with SQL databases, ideally Postgres; the ability to write efficient queries and benchmark/profile them.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud infrastructure, including the Fargate, RDS, SQS, and Lambda services.
  • 3+ years of professional experience working with NodeJS; including the Express framework. 
  • Strong understanding of client- and server-side GraphQL, especially using the Apollo GraphQL library.
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous programming.
  • Experience with performance debugging and benchmarking.
  • Experience with testing frameworks, such as Cypress, Chai, Sinon, Mocha, and Jest.
  • Experience with Git version control.
  • Understanding of CI/CD.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Experience working remotely & as part of a distributed engineering team.

Highly Desired:

  • Mobile-first, responsive web design.
  • Typescript experience.

ABOUT US: 

Dealer Inspire (DI) is a leading disruptor in the automotive industry through our innovative culture, legendary service, and kick-ass website, technology, and marketing solutions. Our mission is to future-proof local dealerships by building the essential, mobile-first platform that makes automotive retail faster, easier, and smarter for both shoppers and dealers. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, our team of nearly 600 work friends are spread across the United States and Canada, pushing the boundaries and getting **** done every day, together.

DI offers an inclusive environment that celebrates collaboration and thinking differently to solve the challenges our clients face. Our shared success continues to lead to rapid growth and positive change, which opens up opportunities to advance your career to the next level by working with passionate, creative people across skill sets. If you want to be challenged, learn every day, and work as a team with some of the best in the industry, we want to meet you. Apply today!

Dealer Inspire is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater. Want to learn more? Check us out here!

BENEFITS & PERKS*:

  • 18 days of paid time off, plus select paid holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Day & Paid Pet Wellness Day
  • Robust Health Insurance Options: BCBS, Delta Dental, EyeMed
  • Subsidized internet access for your home
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Peer-to-Peer Bonus program
  • Parental Leave
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

*Not a complete, detailed list. Benefits have terms and requirements before employees are eligible.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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