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Developer - Technical Debt

Engineering | Remote | Full Time

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (open to global talent)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $60 - $80 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Long Term, on-going project (9-12 month project)



Braintrust ( is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and actually get to own the platform. We've been onboarding some big clients and specifically need a Developer Technical Debt for our client.  



Our client is on a mission to rewire the automotive industry by making it easier for everyone to find and get a vehicle they love! We are creating an automotive shopping experience for every stage of the automotive life cycle - buying, selling, owning - and we're well on our way. As an independent brand and subsidiary of CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) we're a startup within the worldwide category leader in automotive shopping helping millions of monthly users via our award-winning apps and web shopping platforms. Our efforts to streamline the automotive shopping experience is supported by a strong passion to empower people with the knowledge and experience they need for everything automotive, a dedication to equity, inclusion, and belonging, and world-class benefits.



This developer will work independently of the team.   The team will help onboard and support the Tech Debt Developer in terms of solving the tech debt problems.  This developer wont be a part of the day to day interactions with the team so we are looking for an independent self-driven individual.


  • Migrate AWS Lambdas to Nodejs version greater or equal to 12.x
  • Upgrade Autolist Core from Ruby 4 to Ruby 5.
  • Handle javascript dependabot dependency upgrades for Autolist-Web and Autolist-Core
  • Migrate away from Heroku
    • Postgres database
    • Web deploy environments
  • Take a look at Sentry errors for Web and determine root cause and fixes for issues with high error rates.
  • Configure Sentry to more easily determine root causes of issues.
  • Migrate AWS Lambdas to Kubernetes Kubes
  • Rewrite Autolist web unit tests in Enzyme to React Testing Library


  • Heroku

  • Sentry

  • Node.js

  • Azure Kubernetes Services

  • Javascript

  • Ruby


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.