La, remote
501+ employees
101 - 250 engineers
$100m+ funding
Exited (ipo)

TrueCar exists to create a world where shopping for a car is uplifting. Our digital automotive marketplace helps car shoppers consider choices from every angle—all with a clear view of what’s a great deal. We show you price ratings for new and used cars. We provide this information so you can feel confident in the upfront, discounted price you’ll pay at the dealership. If you need a fast and easy way to trade in your car, you can get a cash offer in minutes. Our national network of over 16,500 Certified Dealers shares 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 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.

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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 two-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 developed our own frameworks (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. Now that we have a lot of the building blocks in place and a website that supports the car buying flow for 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 Lambda
Ruby on Rails
React Native
Apache Spark

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.

Perks & benefits
  • 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 and Austin. The main offices in Santa Monica 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


  • 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


  • 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 are 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.

Our Team by the Numbers

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