*This position can be 100% Remote, but US-based candidates only.

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.

Want to learn more about who we are? Check us out here!

ABOUT CONVERSATIONS:

Conversations℠ is Dealer Inspire's messaging platform that connects today’s car shoppers with dealerships wherever, whenever, and however they want to shop. Fast, mobile, and fully integrated with text messaging and Facebook Messenger™ Conversations℠  uses A.I. technology and managed chat support to instantly respond to all incoming chats 24/7.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

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

  • Development of new features, including adding functionality to our AI chat bot, Ana.
  • Writing high quality, clean code that is paired with automated unit and integration tests.
  • Taking new features through the entire development lifecycle, working in conjunction with our product owner to define the feature, develop it, and test it.
  • Refactoring non-ideal portions of both our Node API and our React apps.
  • Mentoring developers in your area of expertise.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years of professional experience working with NodeJS; including the Express framework.
  • 2+ years of professional experience with front-end technologies; including React, Redux, Webpack.
  • Mastery of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS/SASS/StyledComponents.
  • 5+ years of professional experience working with SQL databases; the ability to write efficient queries and benchmark/profile them.
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous programming.
  • Experience with performance debugging and benchmarking.
  • Experience with testing frameworks, such as karma, mocha, or jest.
  • Experience with Git version control.
  • Understanding of CI/CD.
  • Strong attention to design detail (UI/UX).
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Experience working remotely & as part of a distributed engineering team.

Highly Desired:

  • AWS Cloud Architecture
  • Typescript
  • Understanding of NLP and Machine Learning
  • Mobile-first, responsive web design
  • MySQL
  • Algolia
  • Some experience with PHP

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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