At Cars.com, we help shoppers meet their perfect car match, and people find their perfect career match. As one of the top places to work in Chicago, according to The Chicago Tribune, Built-In Chicago and others, we pride ourselves on a culture of growth and innovation.

Cars.com has revolutionized the automotive industry for both shoppers and sellers through technology and solutions for buyers and sellers alike. We never shy away from a challenge, move fast, collaborate across functions to approach problems from every angle. We’ve built a culture that’s second-to-none and share core values that keep everyone working full-speed at the same goals with the same open, outcome-driven and bold attitudes. 

Cars.com is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater. Learn more here!


Vehicle Inventory is the core of our Dealer Inspire Platform and powers the data for all our products.   This position will be on our Support Development Team, which is responsible for maintaining and improving our Inventory Platform, while providing excellent customer service.  Debugging any issues with feeds, updating custom sorting, and building out creative solutions to better serve our customers. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, not but limited to):
  • Champions software development standards and best practices to be applied across all software development efforts.
  • Working with all members of support to prioritize and complete dealer issues or updates in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate the initiative and method for solving different problems, and propose effective solutions for those problems
  • Support and maintain legacy features
  • Debug and problem solve for any issues coming through inventory feeds. 
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Experience working with PHP frameworks or WordPress
  • Experience working with MySQL or Similar RDBMS
  • Strong Debugging and critical thinking skills to diagnose support issues
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
Highly Desired:
  • Experience with front-end technologies like HTML5, SASS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with job queues and background PHP processes
  • Understanding of REST APIs
  • Ability to surface technical debt issues and develop a plan for resolution.
  • Experience working remotely & as part of a distributed engineering team.


  • 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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