Staff Software Engineer, Backend - MAX Digital

Chicago, IL Minneapolis, MN
GraphQL MongoDB SQL C# Git Go Python Java C++ PHP API JavaScript
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ACV’s mission is to build and enable the most trusted and efficient digital marketplaces for buying and selling used vehicles with transparency and comprehensive data that was previously unimaginable. We are powered by a combination of the world’s best people and the industry’s best technology.  At ACV, we are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and rewarded with a work environment that enables each teammate to impact the company from day one. ACV’s network of brands includes ACV Auctions, ACV Transportation, MAX Digital and ACV Capital within its Marketplace Products as well as True360 and Data Services.

MAX Digital is looking for strong and innovative software engineers to join our agile team. We build complex and compelling web and mobile applications for the automotive industry. Join us and spend your days innovating and building products with important impact. We're looking for curious, collaborative people who are eager to teach what they already know and who jump at an opportunity to dive into new territory.

Successful members of our team are internally driven to finish assignments, make noise when blocked, and are just as eager to learn new technologies as they are to jump in and solve a problem in legacy code, because to them it's all about the success of the team. Those who succeed on our team take risks to go after big rewards and are not afraid to try new things. 

 What you will do:

As Staff Engineer on our NextGen Engineering team, you will be responsible for keeping a consistent and dedicated engineering focus on the version of our products in use by our customers today. We believe that being innovative does not stop when a product launches. 

The Staff Engineer is expert in our technologies and a lead engineer, providing guidance to our Back End team. This requires working with Product Owners on the definition of requirements to develop new SaaS and mobile applications that are disrupting the automotive industry. The Staff Engineer creates actionable technical specifications and is the overall Back-End code owner, assigning work to team members and reviewing their code prior to implementation. 

The NextGen Engineering team is also partnered with the MAX Digital legacy teams on transforming our core systems, leveraging the latest technologies. This person is strategic and can play the role of architect, tightly aligned with other engineers across the organization to build innovative consensus. This is a great opportunity to help shape and grow best-in-class automotive solutions.

  • Architect, deliver, and maintain back end systems with many components and services.
  • Collaborate with software and production engineers to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, and ensure high reliability and performance of our products.
  • Influences company wide engineering standards for tooling,best practices, and build systems.
  • Develop and implement 2-3 year lifecycle plans for all tools to ensure business risk and liability are accounted for.
  • Contribute, influence, and set standards for all technical aspects of a product or service including but not limited to; testing, debugging, performance, languages.
  • Implements engineering wide security standards and ensures security compliance for the business.
  • Modify and develop custom software patterns as needed to solve the most complex software problems.
  • Accountable for the overall performance of products and/or services within a defined area of focus.
  • Conduct code reviews, develop high-quality documentation, and build robust test suites for your products.
  • Lead team discussions to define requirements on new and current products.
  • Respond to and troubleshoot the most complex problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Acts as a mentor or leader for less experienced engineers.
  • Manages third-party consulting resources, as needed.
  • Handle multiple competing priorities in an agile, fast-paced environment.
 What you need:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, a related technical discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 - 8 years Experience architecting, developing, and delivering software products
  • 5+ years of experience building and deploying Web applications at scale
  • Deep technical knowledge in one or more of the following technologies: Javascript, GO, Python, GraphQL, Apollo Server,  MongoDB, SQL, JAVA, C, C#, C++, or PHP
  • Evidence of successfully leading initiatives across multiple teams over multiple years
  • Experience with transitional architecture or replacing existing systems without downtime
  • Proven background in API development, system design, and caching
  • Excellent communication skills between the technical and non-technical teammates; including problem solving, larger audience presentations, and one on one work
  • Experience with contributing to staffing plans supporting engineering management
  • Experience in a highly iterative environment with automated testing and continuous integration
  • Experience maintaining and extending an existing codebase, adapting to pre-existing patterns and tracing the code’s path of execution
  • Experience debugging distributed systems
  • Extensive Experience developing unit tests
  • Experience with build & deployment automation (CI/CD, GitHub Actions, Jenkins, etc)
  • Experience with version control systems (Git)

 What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits offerings for benefits eligible Teammates.
  • Unique culture that truly values each and every Teammate.
  • Career development and Future Growth Opportunities.
  • Learning & Development Opportunities!
  • We love to see our engineers grow and learn and have invested heavily in our internal Learning and Development program, which provides access to PluralSight, Frontend Masters, as well as in-person conferences.
  • Annual Hackathons with some amazing prizes!
  • Career development and future growth opportunities.

At ACV, we are committed to an inclusive culture in which every individual is welcomed and empowered to celebrate their true selves. We achieve this by fostering a work environment of acceptance and understanding that is free from discrimination. ACV is committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable accommodation, please let us know.

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