Senior Backend Engineer at Turo
Cambridge, MA, US
Our team mission is to put the world's 1 billion+ vehicles to better use by building a platform to scale quickly into new markets and verticals. We care deeply about the work we do—from user experience, to technical polish, to ethical implications. We have considerable flexibility in our tools and process as well as trust and transparency within the company.
What you'll do
  • Collaborate extensively with product managers, designers, and engineers to develop product features that drive our metrics.
  • Produce high-quality maintainable code, test it, collaboratively review it and ship it.
  • Identify areas to improve and scale our architecture and application design.
  • Ensure proper technical design and documentation.
  • Work with the latest technologies to solve real world problems.
  • Work efficiently in a changing and growing environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are desired.
  • Receive and give helpful, timely feedback in a blameless culture.​


Your profile
  • You have 3-5 years experience shipping high-scale code to production.
  • You are proficient in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Ruby, Go, C, or Java). Java experience a plus.
  • You have knowledge of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, databases, and object oriented design.
  • You are passionate about learning new skills and growing as an engineer. You do not shy away from challenges outside of your comfort zone.
  • You are a strong communicator. You can explain technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers.
  • You enjoy solving problems and helping others meet their goals.​


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Four weeks paid time off, 11 paid holidays, six weeks parental leave
  • Volunteering time off
  • Weekly catered lunch with a fully-stocked kitchen
  • Turo travel credit every month
  • Turo owner matching and vehicle reimbursement program


About us
Turo is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where travelers can book any car they want, wherever they want it, from a nationwide community of local car owners. Our mission is to reinvent the car sharing experience and put the world’s one billion cars to better use.
We’ve grown the business by over ten times in the past two years and raised over $200 million from investors like Daimler, SK Holdings, KPCB, Google Ventures, August Capital and Shasta Ventures.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. When in doubt, please apply!