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Senior Software Engineer

Digital and Advertising Solutions | Santa Monica, CA | Full Time

Job Description

At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier.  Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers.  When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, almost 20 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car.  For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars.  How do we do it,  you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology.  Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!

What You’re Applying For:

As a software engineer, you’ll be responsible for developing fast, scalable business systems that give our clients the best advertising reach on various platforms.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop REST or RPC service back-ends

  • Integrate with internal and external APIs

  • Understand and coordinate with business requirements and timelines for software delivery by participating in our agile culture.

  • Build your knowledge and mentor team members by participating in code reviews.

  • Build effective solutions by breaking technical challenges into their component parts and delivering a product improving your users lives, tested to protect your business and instrumented for when things go wrong.

  • Employ a flexible approach to engineering solutions: you understand the pros and cons of both object oriented programming and functional programming, and when to use each.

  • Understand and describe the trade-offs of using OSS vs. homegrown software.

What You Need:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience is required.

  • Experience building, unit-testing, documenting, and deploying high-performance Java software

  • Experience turning machine learning models into useful APIs.

  • Strong OOP background with a clear understanding of design patterns

  • Comfortable working in a polyglot language setting with languages such as Java, javascript, Ruby, and Python

  • Familiarity with Databricks/Spark or other similar platforms and an understanding of RDBMS and KeyStore fundamentals.

  • Experience with Maven/Gradle build systems

  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, and Kanban

  • A working knowledge of git and AWS services is a plus.

  • A secret moon base or evil lab replete with personal theme music you’re willing to share with the team is a major plus

Working @

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, and Built in LA.  We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans.  In fact, our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, was rated as one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs!  If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!


Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.