Carwow

carwow is on a mission to simplify the car buying experience. We are the one-stop online marketplace for buying or selling, financing, leasing, or subscribing to a car.

Founded 2013
51-200 employees
  • Automotive
  • eCommerce
  • Headquarters address
    2, 10 Bressenden Pl, Victoria, London SW1E 5DH
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    Who we are

    Let's face it, buying and selling a car isn't easy. That's why at carwow, we're leading the mission to make it better, with our vision of helping our customers to be the most informed and empowered car buyers in the world. Since carwow’s inception, we’ve improved the car buying experience for hundreds of thousands of people, selling cars through our platform with a value over £10.3Bn.

    We’re a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with a team of over 300 in the UK, Spain, Germany, and Portugal and are backed by some of Europe’s leading VCs & car manufacturer Daimler (Mercedes-Benz).

    This year we're witnessing unprecedented growth across the business, due to the increasing trend towards online car buying, and as such we're looking for talented folk in Engineering, Product and Data to help us achieve our goals.

    Our Engineering Team

    • Throughout 2021 we aim to double the size of our Software Engineering team, ending the year on a headcount of 65+.

    • Our Engineers are distributed across the UK, Spain, Germany and Portugal in a hybrid remote model and all contribute to the build of our core platform.

    • We enjoy solving real world problems that positively benefit both the consumer and the business and never at the expense of each other.

    • We advocate Agile ways of working, cross-functional autonomous teams and continuous collaboration.

    • Our tech stack is primarily Ruby on Rails, Javascript and Elm and we have a set of guiding Engineering Principles that helps us maintain focus, keep it simple and deliver quickly.

    • We're big on personal development; our career development framework helps our Engineers to navigate clearly, and successfully, through the various career stages at carwow.

    Why join us?

    • We love solving real world problems!

    • We work quickly, releasing code into production multiple times daily. You'll see your code go live from day 1.

    • You'd be part of a growing team building a platform that will help define the future of car buying.

    • Our team members come from 25 different countries, which we're very proud of, and we'll continue to build on this diversity of background and experience.

    • We work hard to ensure our people have the right level of autonomy, support and sense of purpose to really flourish in their careers.

    What our people say

    “My manager communicates openly and honestly with me.”

    90%

    “I understand how my work supports the goals of my team.”

    90%

    “My manager cares about my opinions.”

    88%

    “My coworkers are committed to doing quality work.”

    87%

    “My manager cares about me as a person.”

    87%

    How we interview

    Our interview process is thorough, engaging and highly interactive. Over 3 stages via Hangout, you'll have the opportunity to meet 6 future colleagues, from leadership to hands on engineers. You can get to a know a manager on your initial interview, show off your coding skills in an interactive pairing session and find out about how we work in a final cultural fit interview.

    Tech stack

    Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Elm, Heroku, Kafka, Sidekiq, Terraform, Test Driven Development (TDD)

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Life insurance
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Conferences reimbursement
    Hackathons
    Mentorship opportunities
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
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    Carwow - Wine and Cheese night - one of our monthly socials
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    Carwow - Table Tennis tournament in the office
    Carwow - carwow library in the office full of books to help yourself to
    Carwow - Our stand at the annual Goodwood - Festival of Speed
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