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Senior Software Engineer (Back-end Platform)

Technology | Remote | 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, millions of 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:

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our API Platform team. As a developer in this team you will research and adopt best in class tools, platforms, and frameworks to enhance our DaaS platform. This API platform enables in providing data through APIs to the Edmunds website ,apps and external partners. These services are used to build customer experiences for millions of people to do research and to find the best car deals. Come join a dynamic team that is thinking about building the most scalable web solutions every day.


What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and enhance API platform that enables over 2 Billion monthly requests with high availability and performance SLAs 

  • Developing, testing, maintaining and operating distributed systems with APIs in REST, GraphQL, Spring, and Java

  • Engineer and deploy multiple systems following Continuous Delivery and Cloud-First Strategy. 

  • Develop and manage reusable components like monitoring, rest, and publishing libraries. 


What You Need:

  • Be a part of the team that researches and introduces cutting-edge technologies to solve real problems in backend engineering and fully cloud-native platform 
  • You want full ownership of your systems, from setting up infrastructure to operations
  • You want to define and evangelize the adoption of best practices
  • Opportunity to learn new languages like Kotlin, new platform like graphQL and NoSql Dbs like mongodb and dynamoDB

 Why do you want this job? 

  • You want full ownership of your systems, from setting up infrastructure to operations; 
  • Our stack is constantly evolving! We don’t have a stodgy attitude to technology, and you can help shape our future stack. 
  • Work on Greenfield projects from ideation to solution 
  • Our people! You’ll get to work with talented people 
  • You want to influence the adoption of backend development best practices; 

Edmunds Tech Blog 

At Edmunds we’re not just about making car buying easier, we're also passionate about technology! Click here to read through our Tech Blog! 

Edmunds Perks:

  • Flexible time off

  • 13 Paid Holidays

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life and disability)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Employees) and Health Savings Accounts (Employee and Employer Contributions)

  • 401K Plan with Company Matching at 50%, up to 6% of employee eligible contribution and vesting after 1 year

  • Up to 4 months Paid Parental Leave

  • HeartCash matches employee donations to the causes that are important to them 

  • 2 Days of Paid Time Off for time to dedicate to social impact causes

  • FitCash covers a portion of gym or fitness activity fees 

  • Well being sessions and events such as yoga, meditation and walking challenges 

  • On-going career development sessions and an annual learning event

  • Pet insurance

  • Sabbatical leave

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Plus a coffee bar, frozen yogurt and more!

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.