Senior Software Engineer @ TrueCar, Inc. - Santa Monica, CA

Senior Software Engineer

TrueCar, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
19 days ago
Job Description:

We’re looking for talented Software Engineers to build the technology used to power our frontend applications and APIs. We’re lucky enough to have an amazingly great (and fun) team and are smart enough to know that only by keeping our team’s DNA at the top of the chart can we continue to grow into the industry disrupting company we feel destined to be.


We originated in the startup world, so we enjoy moving fast because completion means we get bigger and better work sooner. Everyone’s opinion and buy-in is crucial to team success, and we do all of our standup, refinement, and planning meetings as a full team. We learn best from each other’s point of views and expertise, and value individual contributions to improve our overall team performance and processes. Independent from engineering problems, we’re working on building applications that make car buying simpler and more enjoyable for consumers. With that comes a deep understanding of the business knowledge surrounding lease and loan payments, so you won’t just be solving engineering problems, but also developing a deeper understanding within this domain.

  • Possess a burning internal goal of creating cutting-edge product

  • Will leave your ego at the door and thrive in healthy debate

  • Have passionate integrity and a healthy sense of work/life balance

  • Can work productively together with and learn from other top-level players

  • Are a world-class developer looking for the right team & opportunity to really make an impact

  • 5+ years of experience using Ruby and Rails in production

  • 5+ years of experience using Javascript frameworks in production (we use React)

  • Deep understanding of RESTful API design

  • Well versed in Agile processes such as Continuous Integration

  • Experience using a relational database system (we use Postgres)

  • Firm understanding of modern HTML/CSS

  • Familiarity with Git version control system

  • Have delivered great technology quickly and understand how to ship in a fast-changing environment

  • Good communicator and team member

  • Redis / ElasticSearch

  • Development Experience on Linux and/or OSX


  • Docker / Puppet / Chef

  • GraphQL

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Terraform

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

  • Automotive industry experience


TrueCar is a leading automotive digital marketplace that enables car buyers to connect to our nationwide network of Certified Dealers. We are building the industry's most personalized and efficient car buying experience as we seek to bring more of the purchasing process online. Consumers who visit our marketplace will find a suite of vehicle discovery tools, price ratings, and market context on new and used cars - all with a clear view of what's a great deal. When they are ready, TrueCar will enable them to connect with a local Certified Dealer who shares in our belief that truth, transparency, and fairness are the foundation of a great car buying experience. As part of our marketplace, TrueCar powers car-buying programs for over 250 leading brands, including AARP, Sam’s Club, and American Express. Nearly half of all new-car buyers engage with TrueCar powered sites, where they buy smarter and drive happier.

Location(s): Santa Monica, CA