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Software Engineer (Front End)

| Chicago

Cars.com is one of Chicago’s original tech companies. Our online platform makes it easier for consumers to shop for, sell and service their cars. With our expert content, mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com offers innovative products to connect consumers with dealers across the country.

Working within a dynamic and fast paced team environment, the Software Engineer is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of mission-critical, highly visible applications in direct support of Cars.com business objectives.

  • Works with a team of peers to design and implement products in support of strategic business and IT initiatives.
  • Participates in peer review sessions throughout design and development phases for multiple projects at any given time.
  • Documents design, deliverables, source, and release notes in the interest of supporting future development and operations staff.
  • Assists Quality Assurance engineers in issue identification, isolation, and remediation issues during formal QA cycles.
  • Continuously improves, refines, and refactors software.
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Participates in requirement reviews, actively working to uncover and resolve ambiguous and invalid requirements.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to internal team processes or to supported business's processes, products, or services.

Required Skills: 

  • Experience in open source project development utilizing front-end technologies.
  • Substantial experience our tech stack: JavaScript, ReactJS, AngularJS and NodeJS.
  • Substantial knowledge of JSON/CSS, JQuery, and Ajax.
  • Understanding of Web Services concepts; RESTful API experience preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD).
  • 3-5 years of web-based development experience in an enterprise scale organization.
  • Comfortable offering input across requirements phases and distilling the product into fine-grained deliverables.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people with varying technical skill sets and business knowledge is required.
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300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606
300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Cars.com Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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