KAR powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our diverse team helps manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies and dealer groups buy, sell and trade used vehicles. We move quickly, and we’re looking for creative, entrepreneurial trailblazers to be part of our global expansion.

Lead Java Engineer at KAR
DRIVIN is looking to expand our development team as we continue to innovate the used car industry. The candidate should have a strong background in Java Web Service development and be comfortable using the Spring Framework. As a leader of the development team the main responsibilities are design, implementation, and maintenance of RESTful web services in both Composite service and Microservice forms. These web services will be integrating with PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch to help aggregate data for the composite services. This candidate should have experience leading a small team and driving architectural direction for a product. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work closely with Product Owners to discuss feasibility of technical considerations as well as provide accurate estimates for project completion. This candidate should have 5-8 years of professional development experience.

DRIVIN tech stack is cutting edge using Amazon AWS to deploy our infrastructure, using ElasticSearch for fast queries and PostgreSQL for transactional data and integrating data from the Data Science team in real time to help innovate the used car industry.

Job Description:


·         5+ years of professional Java development experience with RESTful Web Services

·         5+ years of experience using relational databases for data persistence

·         Experience with JavaScript framework preferred (React, Angular, node.js)

·         Experience with NoSQL (ElasticSearch, Cassandra, MongoDB) data stores preferred

·         Experience using Spring framework

·         Experience using Junit/Mockito for unit testing

·         Experience working in an Agile environment

·         Experience working in Amazon AWS environments preferred



·         Building and maintaining composite and micro services in Java/Spring/React

·         Design and implement cross team micro services for common functionality

·         Mentoring junior developers in best practices, providing guidance for implementation strategies

·         Working closely with Product Owners to help gather and refine requirements for upcoming stories

·         Helping to implement proof of concepts for new technologies

·         Implementing and maintaining unit test coverage for the Web Service layer

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Why work with us
WE DON’T TAKE WORK TOO SERIOUSLY, WE JUST SERIOUSLY LOVE WHAT WE DO. We are accelerating the used car industry and looking for creative, talented, hard-working individuals to share in our vision of success. You’re smart. You’re driven. You like to be challenged. You’re passionate. You’re fun. You ask questions. Yeah, us too. Join our team!
At KAR, we’re a fast-paced and forward thinking company big on technology, data and innovation. Our people are how we do it. Passionate and ever-curious, the KAR team is reshaping automotive marketplaces one vehicle at a time.
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