Zipcar : Software Engineer, Web Applications

Posted by | February 23, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Cambridge

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company, is looking to add new talent to our team.
Today, Zipcar provides hundreds of thousands of people with a viable alternative to traditional car ownership, saving them money, time and headaches. Around the world—from coast to coast, across Canada, the UK, and college campuses in between—people are making the decision to live car free and enjoying the convenience and environmental benefits of having “wheels when you want them”.
As we continue to grow our operations, we are looking for talented, passionate people with great ideas to join the family. We aim to create an environment that is supportive, diverse, and as fun as our brand. If you’re results-oriented, dedicated, and ready to contribute to an unparalleled member experience for our community of Zipsters, we encourage you to apply.
To learn more about Zipcar, what we do, and how we do it, visit For further employment opportunities, visit
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following
  • You will be responsible for design, development, documentation, and optimization of our web-based systems. You’ll need a strong background in user interface design, web application development, database programming, and community websites for customer-facing as well as internal applications.  You will strive to produce effective and elegant solutions that will scale up as Zipcar continues to grow. 
  • You will work with fellow engineers to define and enhance both the framework and application architecture, and to define and enhance development processes, especially those that contribute to high quality, short-cycle releases and concurrent development.  You will take initiative in reviewing, recommending and implementing the best engineering practices – translating requirements into functional specifications, developing schedules, and communicating with other developers and organizations within the company. 
  • BS degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Ideally 3 to 5 years experience in web-based software development, including intern experience.
  • Significant experience with web software development including:  web application development, database schema design, user interface design, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, (X)HTML/CSS, third-party integrations, AJAX, significant scripting experience in Tcl/Perl/PHP and JavaScript, and open-source Linux environments.
  • Significant experience with database-driven design, in particular Oracle PL/SQL, SQL performance tuning, and general Unix systems operation.
  • Experience in the full lifecycle of large, hosted web application development, from requirements analysis and design through QA and post- production support.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, good communicator.
  • Practical experience in debugging and performance tuning on web-based, database-backed systems.
  • Demonstrated experience adhering to coding standards and best engineering practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members and other departments.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the US.
As a member of the Zipcar Team you will receive:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Superior Benefits Package
  • Free Membership
  • Discounts on services, products and much more

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