Staff Software Engineer - MAX Digital



Software Engineering
Buffalo, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Staff Software Engineer - MAX Digital

Buffalo, NY, USA Req #2537
Friday, April 5, 2024

If you are looking for a career at a dynamic company with a people-first mindset and a deep culture of growth and autonomy, ACV is the right place for you! Competitive compensation packages and learning and development opportunities, ACV has what you need to advance to the next level in your career. We will continue to raise the bar every day by investing in our people and technology to help our customers succeed. We hire people who share our passion, bring innovative ideas to the table, and enjoy a collaborative atmosphere.

Who we are:

ACV is a technology company that has revolutionized how dealers buy and sell cars online. We are transforming the automotive industry. ACV Auctions Inc. (ACV), has applied innovation and user-designed, data driven applications and solutions. We are building the most trusted and efficient digital marketplace with datasolutions for sourcing, selling and managing used vehicles with transparency and comprehensive insights that were once unimaginable. We are disruptors of the industry and we wantyou to join us on our journey. ACV’s network of brands includes ACV Auctions, ACV Transportation, ClearCar, MAX Digital and ACV Capital within its Marketplace Products, as well as, True360 and Data Services.

At ACV we focus on the Health, Physical, Financial, Social and Emotional Wellness of our Teammates and to support this we offer:

  • Multiple medical plans including a high deductible health plan that costs $0 out of your paycheck
  • Company-sponsored (paid) Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive optional benefits such as Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life/AD&D, Legal/ID Protection, and Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Generous paid time off options, including vacation time, sick days, Company holidays, floating holidays, parental leave, bereavement leave, jury duty leave, voting leave, and other forms of paid leave as required by applicable law or regulation
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with additional opportunities to earn stock in the Company
  • Retirement planning through the Company’s 401(k)

Who we are looking for:

As a Staff Engineer within our NextGen Engineering team, your primary responsibility will be to enhance and maintain a dedicated and unwavering engineering focus on the current versions of our products utilized by our customers. At MAX Digital, we believe that innovation persists beyond product launch.

As an expert in our technologies and a lead engineer, you will offer guidance to both our Front End and Back End teams. This entails collaborating with Product Owners to define requirements for the development of new SaaS and mobile applications that revolutionize the automotive industry. The Staff Engineer is responsible for generating practical technical specifications, overseeing code ownership, assigning tasks to team members, and reviewing & providing feedback on their code prior to release.

Our NextGen Engineering team works closely with the MAX Digital legacy teams to transform our core systems by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies. The ideal candidate is strategic, capable of assuming the role of an architect, and adept at building consensus with engineers across the organization. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of best-in-class automotive solutions.

What you will do:

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Architect, deliver, and maintain systems with many components and services.
  • Collaborate with software and production engineers to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, and ensure high reliability and performance of our products.
  • Influences companywide engineering standards for tooling, best practices, and build systems.
  • Develop and implement 2-3 year lifecycle plans for all tools to ensure business risk and liability are accounted for.
  • Contribute, influence, and set standards for all technical aspects of a product or service including but not limited to; testing, debugging, performance, observability, alerting, languages.
  • Implements engineering wide security standards and ensures security compliance for the business.
  • Modify and develop custom software patterns as needed to solve the most complex software problems.
  • Accountable for the overall performance of products and/or services within a defined area of focus.
  • Conduct code reviews, develop high-quality documentation, and ensure the team builds robust test suites for its products.
  • Lead team discussions to define requirements on new and current products.
  • Respond to and troubleshoot the most complex problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
  • Act as a mentor & leader for less experienced engineers.
  • Handle multiple competing priorities in an agile, fast-paced environment.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, a related technical discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ years Experience architecting, developing, and delivering software products
  • 8+ years of experience building and deploying Web applications at scale
  • Deep technical knowledge in several of the following technologies: Javascript / TypeScript, NodeJS, VueJS, GraphQL, Apollo Server, MongoDB, AWS (EC2, ECS/EKS, S3, SQS, SNS), SQL Server, CI/CD automation tools, Vercel, Sentry, Data Dog
  • Evidence of successfully leading initiatives across multiple teams over multiple years
  • Experience with transitional architecture or replacing existing systems without downtime
  • Proven background in API development, system design, and caching
  • Excellent communication skills between the technical and non-technical teammates; including problem solving, larger audience presentations, and one on one work
  • Experience with contributing to staffing plans supporting engineering management
  • Experience in a highly iterative environment with automated testing and continuous integration
  • Experience maintaining and extending an existing codebase, adapting to pre-existing patterns and tracing the code’s path of execution
  • Experience debugging distributed systems
  • Extensive experience developing unit tests
  • Experience with build & deployment automation (CI/CD, GitHub Actions, Jenkins, etc)
  • Experience in automotive industry a plus.

Compensation: $156,400.00 - $172,000.00 annually. Please note that final compensation will be determined based upon the applicant's relevant experience, skillset, location, business needs, market demands, and other factors as permitted by law.

No immigration or work visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.


Our Values

Trust & Transparency | People First | Positive Experiences | Calm Persistence | Never Settling

At ACV, we are committed to an inclusive culture in which every individual is welcomed and empowered to celebrate their true selves. We achieve this by fostering a work environment of acceptance and understanding that is free from discrimination. ACV is committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable accommodation, please let us know.
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Other details

  • Job Family Product & Technology
  • Job Function Software Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary