Jobs @ Turo

Lead Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA
<p>Turo is a <span class="il">car</span> sharing marketplace where travelers can find any <span class="il">car</span> they want, wherever they want it, from a nationwide community of local <span class="il">car</span> owners. Our mission is to reinvent the <span class="il">car</span> <span class="il">rental</span> experience and put the world’s one billion plus cars to better use.</p> <p>After recently <a href="">closing our Series D, raising $92 million dollars</a>, Turo is excited to be expanding its backend development team with a <strong>Lead Backend Engineer</strong> to set the vision and lead our migration from a monolith to microservices. The team has already developed a small set of microservices, running in production on our Kubernetes cluster, and we are looking for an experienced technical leader to continue breaking our Spring/Hibernate <strong>Java</strong> application in to a scalable, resilient, microservices ecosystem.</p> <p>Turo engineering believes there are three key dimensions that inform an engineer's contributions: technical excellence, people, and direction.  <strong>Technical excellence</strong> speaks to how engineers approach problems, how they break them down, and how they execute.  The <strong>People</strong> dimension illustrates how <span style="font-weight: 400;">engineers work with others, and, over time, make others better.  And finally, <strong>Direction</strong> focuses on prioritization, initiative, vision, goals, learning, and project management.</span></p> <p>For a <strong>Lead Backend Engineer</strong>, we expect candidates to have 5+ years of experience, and to posses these skills within each dimension:</p> <h6>Technical Excellence:</h6> <ul> <li>Can break down a project into well-defined and encapsulated features for themselves and their team</li> <li>Accurately estimates larger projects</li> <li>Has an understanding of architectural patterns and anti-patterns on their primary platform</li> <li>Is an expert in the framework used in their primary project (i.e. Spring, Hibernate)</li> <li>Uses expertise to ship quickly</li> <li>Is broadly familiar with languages and frameworks outside of the ones used in their core projects</li> <li>Can make an obvious positive impact on the entire company's technical trajectory</li> </ul> <h6>People:</h6> <ul> <li>Can mentor/train multiple people or a team in their area of expertise</li> <li>Can explain technical concepts and trade-offs appropriately to people outside of product development</li> <li>Code review feedback is highly insightful, addressing high-level thoughts and is trusted as both authoritative and helpful/kind/coaching</li> <li>Notices communication failures within the organization and takes positive action</li> <li>Proactively offers regular, constructive feedback to others</li> <li>Maintains strong relationships with product managers, designers, and leadership</li> <li>Seen as a role model and mentor to every technical member of the team</li> </ul> <h6>Direction:</h6> <ul> <li>Can introduce and define conventions, best practices, and technologies</li> <li>Constantly learning new technologies; has knowledge of full technical landscape</li> <li>Accountable for understanding business context of their work</li> <li>Can recommend new projects, and articulates their technical and business value</li> <li>When leading an initiative or larger series of projects, knows what they’re going to be delivering and how they’re going to get there</li> <li>Comfortable with ambiguity; relied on to remove it when necessary</li> <li>Trusted to own large initiatives (or series of projects) from definition through execution with the successful outcome never seriously in doubt</li> <li>Sets vision for larger projects</li> <li>Primarily acts as a multiplier by building systems, authoring tools, or introducing policies or patterns that raise the level of productivity of the entire organization</li> </ul> <h6><strong>Benefits</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Competitive salary and meaningful equity</li> <li>Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance</li> <li>Apple equipment</li> <li>Four weeks paid time off, 11 paid holidays, volunteer time off, generous parental leave</li> <li>Weekly catered lunch</li> <li>Stocked kitchen and beverages</li> <li>Company-sponsored happy hours and team events</li> <li>Turo owner matching and vehicle reimbursement program</li> <li>Turo travel credit every month</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.</span></p> <p> </p>

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