TrueCar, Inc.: Sr. Front-End Engineer

Posted by | October 8, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Santa Monica, CA


We’re TrueCar- and we’re changing the way cars
are sold.
Sr. Front
–End Engineer
Who Are We? 
TrueCar, Inc. is a revolutionary
Internet company with a mission to reinvent how cars are bought and sold. We’re
a bunch of driven industry leaders, entrepreneurs and technology hotshots, and
we like to play as hard as we work.  Located
just blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, CA, our two divisions, Zag and, are growing like crazy and we are looking for energetic
new talent.
Why Zag and Truecar? 
Because we offer an environment
full of great people doing Big Things and we were recently named the 2nd
fastest growing company in LA by the Los
Angeles Business Journal
as well as 2011
Inc. 500
list of Fastest Growing Companies in America.
Who Are We
Looking For?
 Right now, we’re looking
for a Sr. Front-End Engineer who is
passionate about making fast, scalable, and well-designed web interfaces for a
high visibility consumer-facing site. 
You will be utilizing the latest web technologies to solve challenging
problems, create innovative web applications from the ground up and understand
exactly what it takes to create an outrageously good Web experience for our
customers. You’ll be all about finding ways to increase customer conversion and
efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems
in design and code reviews
Identify, communicate,
and implement best practices for front-end engineering
5+ years of
professional experience
knowledge of web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS)
with scripting languages (PHP, Python, etc.)
Knowledge of
but not reliance on JS Frameworks (jQuery, YUI, etc.)
Detail oriented
process, consistent cross-browser implementation
The ability
to write well-abstracted, documented, and reusable code
Passion for front-end
performance optimization
Proficiency in
Adobe Photoshop
Command line
and version control experience
interest in product design and building user interfaces
Knowledge of
HTML5, CSS3, and passion for cutting edge web technology
Ability to
write custom jQuery scripts/plugins
working on a high-traffic website
We get that
this skill set doesn’t come cheap.
So of course we offer a highly
competitive salary and a wealth of great benefits including company equity, 100%
paid family medical, dental, vision, and a healthy 401k. Add that to an
environment with world class leadership, explosive growth, passion for fun, and
great work.
Still want more? Our ever-evolving, personalized and
employee specific perks like gym reimbursements, referral and patent bonuses
and incentive programs are constantly being re-evaluated to keep our employees
happy and motivated.   We’ll listen to
what you want and respond accordingly. That’s our promise.
Excited Yet? Let’s
talk it up. Blast over your extraordinary resume, cover letter, and links to
all the spiffy sites you’ve developed.  We’ll
be in touch.

To apply: To apply:

Why do you want to work at TrueCar? Please remember that your answer will be viewed as your cover letter by the hiring manager.

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