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Senior Staff Software Engineer, Search Platform

Turo is the world’s largest car sharing marketplace where you can book the perfect car for wherever you’re going from a vibrant community of trusted hosts across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and France. Whether you're flying in from afar or looking for a car down the street, searching for a rugged truck or something smooth and swanky, Turo puts you in the driver's seat of an extraordinary selection of cars shared by local hosts.

About the team:

We are looking for an experienced software engineer with a passion for Search to take a lead role in amplifying the capabilities of Turo’s search platform. The ideal candidate will bring extensive expertise in search infrastructure, showcasing a profound understanding of search algorithms, distributed systems, and scalability. Search is the storefront for Turo, and you will have the opportunity to shape the platform that powers it. You’ll help build the roadmap of the search platform, scale our current search system, and build solutions that drive Turo forward.

Our APIs, internal services, and web app are at the core of our stable of software that’s reinventing mobility. Be a member of a small team of talented engineers and designers and play a major role in shaping an exciting app that’s changing how people travel and think about car ownership.

Learn more about our Engineering team here: https://www.beforeyouapply.com/team/engineering-at-turo

What you will do:

  • Lead the design and architecture of a high-performance search infrastructure, prioritizing scalability, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to optimize existing search systems for efficiency, speed, and accuracy.
  • Collaborate closely with your cross-functional teammates on the Turo Search team to define requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Develop and implement state-of-the-art search algorithms, enhancing search performance and relevance.
  • Ensure proper technical design and documentation.
  • Work efficiently in a constantly changing and growing environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are desired.

Your profile:

  • Professional experience working with Apache Lucene, ElasticSearch, OpenSearch, Solr, or other Search technologies. Under the hood experience is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field
  • Typically a minimum of 10 years experience shipping high-scale code to production.
  • Fluent in at least one language - e.g. Python, Ruby, Go, C. Java and/or Kotlin are a strong plus.
  • Possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, database concepts, distributed systems, and search.
  • Strong communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers is no problem for you.
  • Enjoy solving problems and helping others meet their goals.

The SF base salary target range for this full-time position is $200,000 - $250,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position in San Francisco, CA. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your work location during the hiring process. 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary, equity, benefits, and perks for all full-time employees
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (Country specific)
  • Retirement employer match
  • $2,000 Learning & Development stipend to invest in your professional development
  • $1,000 USD Turo host matching and $1,500 USD vehicle reimbursement program
  • $100 USD Monthly Turo travel credit
  • Cell phone, internet and Fringe benefit stipend
  • Paid time off to relax and recharge
  • Paid holidays, volunteer time off, and parental leave
  • For those who are in the office full-time or hybrid we have weekly in-office lunch, office snacks, and fun activities
  • Annual Turbo Week (week-long, company-wide conference)

 

We are committed to building a diverse team. If you are from a background that's underrepresented in tech, we'd love to meet you.

Aside from an award winning work environment and the opportunity to be part of the world’s largest car sharing marketplace, we are also growing the team quickly - join us!  Even if you don't meet every qualification, we are looking for people with enthusiasm for what we do and we will consider you for this and other possibilities.

 

Turo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.  

Turo will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, as applicable.  

We welcome candidates with physical, mental, and/or neurological disabilities. If you require assistance applying for an open position, or need accommodation during the recruiting process due to a disability, please submit a request to People Operations by emailing PeopleOps@turo.com.

 

About Turo

Turo is the world’s largest car sharing marketplace where you can book the perfect car for wherever you’re going from a vibrant community of trusted hosts across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and France. Whether you're flying in from afar or looking for a car down the street, searching for a rugged truck or something smooth and swanky, Turo puts you in the driver's seat of an extraordinary selection of cars shared by local hosts.

Discover Turo at https://turo.com, the App Store, and Google Play, and check out our blog, Field Notes.  

Read more about the Turo culture according to Turo CEO, Andre Haddad.

 

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