TrueCar

Los Angeles, Remote
501+ Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Exited (IPO)

Buying and owning a car is one of the most important moments in a person’s life. An automobile provides the freedom to pursue life’s dreams and ambitions. With our vast dealer network TrueCar quickly became known for creating a marketplace where consumers purchase vehicles with transparent up-front pricing. TrueCar’s next vision is to revolutionize the car shopping and buying experience within vertical marketplaces. Think of experiences such as Airbnb, Zillow, Thumbtack or Amazon. These kinds of experiences have changed how people take vacations, buy homes, find home service professionals and buy goods online. These kinds of innovations haven’t been brought to the automotive industry, which is a massive consumer market, and there is no company better positioned to innovate and deliver on this vision than TrueCar. That these kinds of innovations haven’t been brought to the automotive industry represents an opportunity on which TrueCar is uniquely positioned to capitalize.

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Why join us?
  • We are a public company that has the opportunities of a startup.

  • The automotive retail market is massive and technology hasn't yet disrupted the retail experience. We are well positioned to do so over the next few years.

  • We are well positioned with a fresh tech stack ready to innovate and grow.

  • Collaborative and team approach to problem solving where every member makes a direct impact on the business.


Engineering at TrueCar
Engineering team and processes

We are an Agile organization, divided into small (independent and autonomous) teams, with 1-2 week sprints. We employ feature branches, pull requests, full CI/CD, feature flags (multi-variant testing), and smoke tests to be able to move quickly, while ensuring a high level of quality and reliability with the software we create. The sprint teams are supplemented with Architecture and DevOps in a consultative fashion to increase efficiency and reuse of key services and components. We have three main components to our engineering organization: FE engineers, BE engineers, and Data/Data Science Engineers.

Technical Challenges

We moved our 13-year-old software stack to modern languages, modern development and deployment processes while rewriting it all and moving it out of a data center into AWS. In order to do this we have developed our own frameworks (Gluestick built on React for Front-end, Spacepods built with Terraform/Rails for deployment, Wormhole built with Kinesis/SQS for streaming, and XPR a unified framework for developing Web/Mobile Web/Native easily and efficiently), and introduced CI/CD, etc. Now that we have a lot of the building blocks in place and a website that supports the car buying flow for truecar.com and ~800 partners (car buying experiences for insurance companies, financial institutions, membership groups, and employee perks programs) we are looking to improve it and create new features including large scale vehicle search, moving batch based reporting and ingestion to our streaming interfaces, and exciting future projects like computer vision projects (license plate to VIN).

Projects you might work on
Tech stack
AWS
AWS Lambda
Elastic Search
Ruby on Rails
React
React Native
JavaScript
Hadoop
Apache Spark
Java
PostgreSQL
Terraform
Redshift
Kafka

Working at TrueCar

We believe you can get a long way with small teams focused on well-defined goals. We value open communication and self-starters. If people are taking responsibility and talking, anything can be improved and novel approaches can be discovered.

Generous Vacation

unlimited PTO

Free Food

snacks...lots of snacks, lunch delivery

Gym/Fitness

gym reimbursement

Beautiful Office

Our offices are located in Santa Monica, SF, Austin and Denver. The main office/s in SM are less than a block from the ocean with amazing views.

Company Retreats
Workshops/Conferences

Every employee is given a stipend for conferences besides the conferences that company may go to as whole. So a bunch of us go to AWS:reinvent, but if you also wanted to go to React Rally to learn, that would come out of the stipend. It's enough to go to 1-2 extra conferences a year.

Travel

yes

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Flexible Hours

We have a good number of remote employees spread across many timezones. So we are very flexible with hours.

Health Insurance

Full medical, dental, and vision.

401(k) Contribution

We match up to 3% of your 401k contributions.

Work from Home

yes

Relocation

We have many different relocation plans and have used it many times. We can accommodate about any situation.

Other

We also offer an adoption benefit that is very generous. Our hack-a-thons are awesome!

Team Activities

Offsites and team building is encouraged. About once a quarter teams spend extra-curricular time together, officially. It's going on all the time, but once a quarter larger activities are planned.

Philanthropic Contributions

We raise money for local and national charities all year. We even have our own charity where we give an automobile to deserving, wounded veteran to help him/her regain some mobility.

Transportation

we subsidize both commuting and parking.


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