Senior Front End Developer, Core (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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About Carvana

If you like disrupting the norm and are looking for a company revolutionizing an industry then you will LOVE what Carvana has done for the car buying experience. Buying a car the old fashioned way sucks and we are working hard to make it NOT suck. At Carvana, our customers can hop online to...

  • Search and browse our inventory of over 20,000 vehicles that we own and certify.
  • Narrow down search results using highly intelligent filtering tools/components.
  • View vehicle details, Carfax reports, and 360 rotating studio images for every vehicle.
  • Secure financing in minutes using Carvana’s in-house service or their own bank.
  • Interact with GUI components to easily customize loan length, down payment, and monthly payment.
  • Generate, upload, and eSign all documents online (no ink necessary).
  • Schedule front door delivery or pick up at one of our vending machines.
  • Trade-in their existing vehicle or just sell it to Carvana (no purchase necessary).

For more information on Carvana and our mission, sneak a peek at our company introduction video or learn more about what it’s like to work here from the people that already do

About the team and position

The CORE team is a horizontal group developing innovative solutions for other engineering teams and we are responsible for Carvana’s User Platform, Developer Experience, and Corporate Applications. We are a large, fast-growing team that is focused on performance, scalability, and reliability to provide the best experience to our customers, both internal and external. We are responsible for building frontend reusable component libraries, creating templates and architectures for backend (C# and Node) and frontend (React) at Carvana, and onboarding new technologies/frameworks/languages into Carvana. We’re looking for a strong frontend developer that can drive the direction of our development teams forward and has strong communication skills to be able to work with designers, product managers, and other engineers.

What you’ll be doing

  • Design, develop, maintain, and deploy complex full-stack solutions using JavaScript (React, NextJS, Gatsby).
  • Complete support and maintenance of applications from development, through build pipeline, and after cloud deployment.
  • Architecting, developing, and maintaining our microservices and working with product and engineering stakeholders across the organization.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to establish appropriate intent of our systems.
  • Appropriately manage priorities, dependencies, scope, dates, and deliverables.
  • Developing pages under high load.
  • Create loosely coupled solutions that are scalable, testable, modularized, and reusable.
  • Work in a team environment using Agile project approaches (Scrum, Lean, XP).

What you should have

  • At least 5 years of software engineering, with consistently advancing skills and responsibilities.
  • Strong skills in JavaScript / TypeScript (ES2015+) with React.
  • Experience with web application development.
  • Worked with data storages (SQL or NoSQL).
  • Written unit tests, load tests, performance tests, and/or integration tests.
  • Debugged and troubleshooted web services, API, and libraries.
  • Worked closely with Product Managers and Stakeholders
  • Good communication and collaboration skills - Carvana developers work very closely with strong supporting teams and require great interpersonal skills including a positive attitude and sense of humor.

It would be great if you also had

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field.
  • Experience with reusable component libraries
  • Developed Content Management Systems
  • Worked with Node or C# APIs
  • Used any cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, RedHat, etc.).
  • Experience in container-oriented architecture using Docker and/or Kubernetes.
  • Written GraphQL interfaced services.
  • Experience writing microservices and re-architecting systems

What does our growth have to do with you?

Only everything. Are you not sure you meet 100% of the qualifications? Give it a shot! Research shows that men will apply to a job when only meeting 60% of the requirements, whereas women and members of other systematically marginalized groups typically only apply when they meet every single requirement. At Carvana, we're builders. We build tools, business, and our people. We value diversity in backgrounds and thought, so take a shot and apply! Please highlight some of your accomplishments in your resume and cover letter so we can talk about how you can grow with us.

What we’ll offer in return

  • Full-Time Salary Position with a competitive salary.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
  • 401K with company match.
  • A multitude of perks including student loan payments, discounts on vehicles, benefits for your pets, and much more.
  • A great wellness program to keep you healthy and happy both physically and mentally.
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skillset and share your knowledge with others across the organization.
  • A company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development.
  • A seat in one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.

Other requirements

To be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Of course, we’ll make any reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. 

Legal stuff

Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check. This role is eligible for visa sponsorship.

Carvana is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  Carvana also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

More Information on Carvana
Carvana operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Tempe, AZ. Carvana was founded in 2012. It has 4500 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 45 open jobs at Carvana, click here.
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