3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Employment type
Full time

carwow is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Engineering team on a full time basis. We support either hybrid working or fully remote depending on your location within the UK.

About carwow

Buying or selling a car shouldn’t be difficult! That’s why here at carwow we are on a mission to change the way people buy, sell or use a car by creating the world’s best online car marketplace. We're not all petrolheads - just a highly driven (excuse the pun) scale-up with over 300 carwowers in the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal .

Since starting our journey in 2011, we’ve grown to become one of the most trusted comparison sites with over 12 million users and a Trustpilot rating of 4.7. We are also very proud to be backed by some of Europe’s most respected technology, marketplace and automotive investors.

Working here

At carwow, we aim to create a culture where our team can thrive no matter where or how they work. With hybrid working (1-2 days in the office although more if you like), and a healthy home office budget of £500, we are also open to looking at alternative working patterns to ensure carwowers can work in a way that works best for them.

We’re also a curious bunch and benefit from a number of different training opportunities. We are big on celebrating successes, working collaboratively and have found lots of ways to stay connected as a team both virtually and in person.

With a team of over 25 different nationalities, we know a diverse and inclusive workforce creates a more innovative company. We have work to do to get us where we’d like to be, but are working hard to get there and have a number of key DE&I initiatives underway.

So, if you always aim to WOW through everything you do (check out more info about our values here), we’d love you to join us on our journey.

About the role

We have a number of new and exciting projects in the pipeline and need help in solving interesting and impactful technical challenges with a range of contexts — from infrastructure to the front-end.

As a team, our mission is to create a technology driven company where we're empowered to use our skills to solve difficult problems and scale the product.

Our tech stack is primarily Ruby on Rails, using PostgreSQL for the backend and Elm for the frontend, all hosted on Heroku. We use Terraform to manage our infrastructure and encourage teams to be involved in deployment.

Employee development is important to us; we've designed a progression framework that encourages fast track progression and clearly defines what is expected of you at each career stage.

What you will be doing:

  • We work quickly and you’ll have a direct impact on the product — pushing code to production within your first day
  • You'll work with team who are passionate about quality — TDD means a lot to us. Whilst delivery is important, we don’t sacrifice on quality
  • We pride ourselves on having a truly collaborative approach and a culture of open-mindedness where your opinions and insights can be heard.
  • We care about staff happiness; we'll make sure you have all the right support, learning experiences, and entrainment to enjoy your job.
  • You will have the opportunity to mentor and coach junior developers should you wish to
  • You will be working for a technology-driven company, where the main stakeholders have a very good understanding of the product development process and nuances of software development. One of our co-founders is the CTO who is very passionate about software development and does a great job of educating the company about how exactly building software with agility works
  • You will be exposed to the entire product development process, allowing you to develop skills outside of software development
  • We have challenging scalability and are growing every day. Currently, there are around 3 million visitors a month on average to the website and growing


  • 3 + years experiences as a hands on software developer
  • A strong grasp of Ruby, both plain and with frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails)
  • Enjoy working within a TDD environment
  • Like the idea of working on events based systems, for example Kafka
  • Comfortable using git or other source control system proficiently
  • Passion for building performant application code, following industry best practises
  • Interested to learn about functional programming - we use Elm for our frontend
  • Enjoy working on the infrastructure and operational side of things
  • Like to work in a truly supportive and collaborative environment, amongst agile teams delivering incredible results
  • Above all, passionate about writing clean, reusable, scalable code


  • A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*
  • Life insurance (4 x basic salary)
  • Private pension scheme (carwow will match contributions up to 5%)
  • Private medical health insurance with Vitality
  • Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions
  • The latest core Tech (Macbook Air or PC Surface Pro)
  • Home Office budget of £500/€550
  • Salary sacrifice benefits (i.e. cycle to work), Travel Loan
  • Subsidised gym membership (50% off David Lloyds, Virgin Active and Nuffield Health)

*if you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with usual Christmas Bank Holidays


We are leading the change to Electric vehicles and are conscious of the impact our industry can have on the environment. We’ve already planted over 45,000 trees to date as a thank you to those who leave us a review and are extremely excited about our new partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, which we hope will increase the number to around 60,000 trees a year.

Automotive Industry
Automotive Sales
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3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

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