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Software Engineer II-Elixir

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$115k - $144k








  • Mission/Vision: Advance the simplification of car buying and selling, enhancing local automotive retail through innovative technology.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain Elixir applications, solve problems with software in an agile team, and adhere to the company's core values.

  • Growth Opportunities: Engage in innovative developments using Elixir, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and work in an environment that values continuous learning and improvement.


Be essential at Cars Commerce

At Cars Commerce, we’re fanatical about simplifying everything about car buying and selling. We do right by our customers and consumers to better connect the industry with simplified and tierless technology to enhance, measure and drive local automotive retail. Whether through our No.1 most recognized marketplace,, our industry-leading digital experience, Dealer Inspire, our trade and appraisal technology, AccuTrade, or our new Cars Commerce Media Network, Cars Commerce is essential for success in the automotive industry.

No one ever travels alone here: at its core, Cars Commerce is collaboration. In fact, it’s built into the very fabric of our shared values. We like to say we Rise Together – putting people at the center of what we do, from consumer to customer to community. Life at Cars Commerce makes it easy when we share the ethos to be Open to All, encouraging open-minded communication because we know diverse thinking yields better outcomes. But critical to our success is Caring to Challenge and Taking Ownership, fueling a competitive spirit in a respectful environment where we think about tomorrow but act today. At our foundation, we have integrity, Doing the Right Thing, even when it’s hard. It’s our shared commitment to these values that makes Cars Commerce a place where growth becomes not only possible, but downright unavoidable.

But don’t take our word for it. As a U.S. News & World Report Best Company to Work For in 2024, we're obsessive about the employee experience. We are among the top 20% being declared “Best” of our industry based on six critical factors that are important to employee wellbeing, like quality of pay, benefits, work life balance and more.

About our Team:

We are looking for a great software engineer to join our product engineering team for the next
phase of our business and technical evolution. In 2021, we launched a new Elixir platform that is
allowing us to accelerate our teamwork and transform Cars Commerce, a 25+ year old public
company, and will ultimately enable our continued innovation and fuel our mission.

Your Role
For this role, we are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about developing product
features using Elixir. The ideal candidate has developed and shipped Elixir applications using
the Phoenix Framework and has intermediate knowledge of the Elixir language. In addition to
Elixir experience, this individual has been a part of Agile development processes, enjoys solving
problems with software, and cares deeply about developing team culture.
Our Stack & Tools
● Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView, TypeScript/JS, Absinthe, Datadog, Swift, Kotlin, Postgres,
PSQL, GraphQL, Apollo (client), CircleCI, GitHub, AWS

What You Bring

  • You have 4+ years of professional experience writing and maintaining production-level

  • You’re passionate about working with Elixir, Phoenix, Postgres, Kubernetes, and AWS

  • You love to collaborate and problem solve with cross-functional teams (Product,
    Engineering, Design, etc.)

  • You understand the complexities and challenges of working in the modern web

  • You care about documentation, sharing knowledge, and encouraging best-practices

  • You prioritize code-health, testing, maintainability, and solving problems using
    data-driven solutions

  • You appreciate the challenges and benefits of working in an agile and iterative
    development style


  • Write concise, scalable, and well-tested code using Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView, TypeScript,
    and PostgreSQL

  • Triage intermediate issues within your team’s domain

  • Work as a member of a cross functional team with colleagues in Engineering, Design,
    Product Management, and more to accomplish organizational goals

  • Actively practice Cars Commerce’s Core Values: Rise together, Care to challenge, Take
    ownership, Do the right thing, Be open to all


In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base salary range for this position which is not inclusive of bonuses, benefits or other forms of compensation that the position may be eligible for. If you are hired at Cars Commerce, your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as skills and/or experience. If the salary range is close to what you're seeking, then we encourage you to apply and learn more about the total compensation package for this position.

Salary Range

$115,300—$144,100 USD

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package includes:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Healthcare Plans

  • 401(k) with Company Match + Immediate Vesting

  • New Hire Stipend for Home Office Set-Up

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Generous PTO

  • Refuel - a service based recognition program where employees receive additional paid time away to learn grow and reset

  • Paid Holidays, Floating Holiday, Volunteer Day, Recharge Day

  • Learn more about our Benefits, Perks, & Culture on our !

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. California Applicants: Click  to review our California Privacy Policy for Applicants. For current employees, please click  to review our California Privacy Policy for Employees.


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