Senior Software Engineer - Vehicle Telematics

| Austin, TX, USA
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Dealerware transforms the automotive retailers of today into the mobility network of tomorrow. Launched in 2016, Dealerware manages tens of thousands of vehicles at dealerships in North America across every major manufacturer brand. Dealerware is committed to being a people-first culture and a great place to work for all, with a remote-first work policy, flexible scheduling, unlimited PTO, extensive benefits, a core value of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and a leadership and management team that defaults to being supportive and accessible. Dealerware was recognized by Built In as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Austin, TX in 2024 for the third consecutive year. 


The Dealerware team is adding a Senior Software Engineer - Vehicle Telematics. We’re looking for someone who has professional experience with telematics, is comfortable working with cloud platforms, knows the ins and outs of telematics frameworks and libraries, and wants to master new technologies.

As a Senior Software Engineer - Vehicle Telematics, you will:

  • Develop and maintain robust telematics solutions for vehicle health and monitoring systems.
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team to iterate and deliver on new product increments.
  • Create and maintain scalable infrastructure leveraging modern cloud platforms.
  • Integrate telematics data with our existing fleet management platform.
  • Write tests and documentation as you implement features with your team.
  • Maintain expertise in current and emerging telematics technologies and tools.

Your peers would say you:

  • Have expert knowledge of vehicle telematics systems and related technologies.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and are comfortable working with multiple stakeholders to understand and explain highly technical information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Take the lead on directing the design and implementation of solutions to complex, loosely scoped problems.
  • Have shown the ability to deliver projects by leading your team.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment, are humble, and have an aptitude for learning and sharing knowledge.

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in vehicle telematics and related technologies.
  • Extensive experience in developing high-performing, scalable, and resilient telematics solutions.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience with modern programming languages and frameworks (e.g., Ruby, Node.js).
  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure, particularly AWS.
  • Experience integrating telematics data with web and mobile applications.
  • Solid understanding of core web and browser concepts.
  • Lead key team initiatives from start to finish by managing the entire development lifecycle, including defining requirements, architecting solutions, and managing ongoing maintenance and enhancements.
  • Expert understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of using advanced SQL/MySQL queries.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred.

Dealerware offers you:

  • Competitive base salary with bonus incentive eligibility
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K) + FREE telehealth (includes therapy visits)
  • Training for all employees provided in Udemy
  • Tuition Reimbursement and continuing education
  • Unlimited paid vacation policy
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave program
  • Modern office and a dynamic team in downtown Austin with free parking 
  • Friendly, small company environment with a progressive culture and somewhat flexible hours
  • Backed by Audi, a 114-year-old automotive industry leader
  • Semi flat organizational structure that ensures your influence on products we build
  • Discounts on Audi vehicle purchases, and discounted leases through the Vehicle Lease Program

Dealerware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Dealerware's management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment.

*We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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Team members are offered a seat and a warm welcome in our collaborative headquarters in the heart of downtown Austin, TX, whenever it suits their workday needs or preferences.

An Insider's view of Dealerware

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at Dealerware is awesome! Even as an entry-level engineer, I’ve been able to take advantage of the unlimited PTO policy to take a break whenever I need to. The culture here is relaxed and nobody pushes you to work outside regular hours except in extreme circumstances, like a bug that cannot wait until the next work day.

Dean Torkelson

Software Engineer II

What does your typical day look like?

It’s meeting and listening to our engineers to make sure they understand priorities and find out where more support is needed. I ask: ‘What do you need to help you wrap the issue?’ Throughout the day, I make myself the support system for our hands-on engineers to help alleviate problems. It’s a lot of listening and servant leadership.

Reginald

Manager, Software Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

On the customer success team, our leadership prioritizes helping us reach professional goals. Since starting with Dealerware, I have been enabled with the support required to continue growing. The leadership team truly listens to your career aspirations, and consistently offer opportunities to gain experience .

Sophy

Customer Success Program Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I want Dealerware to be the place top talent comes to do the greatest work of their careers. We are accelerating the transformation of the automotive industry in a mission-driven and values-based company that cares about our team members. I can't imagine doing anything else right now.

Matt

CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

Being part of the DevOps team, I am excited to work on improving our observability platform. Coming from having worked with engineering, business, and support teams, our team understands the importance of having a system in place that can help different teams work together to support our products. We are making it more organized and robust.

Peter

DevOps Engineer III

What are Dealerware Perks + Benefits

Dealerware Benefits Overview

-Competitive base salary with bonus incentive eligibility
-Company Performance Share Plan
- Comprehensive healthcare (including medical, dental, vision + unlimited free telehealth & mental health sessions)
-401k matches
-Remote-first work policy, while offering a seat and a warm welcome in our collaborative headquarters in Austin, TX, when it suits team members’ workday needs or preferences
-Unlimited paid vacation policy
-Flexible work schedule
-Paid, inclusive parental leave (gender-neutral & encompassing all parental scenarios including surrogacy & adoption)
-Company-paid life & disability insurance
-Continuing Ed: tuition reimbursement, company-paid conference attendance and certifications, and access to a wide array of free educational courses via Udemy
-Rich recognition platform to earn rewards for good work
-Friendly, small company environment with a progressive culture
-Backed by Audi, an over 100-year-old automotive industry leader
-Semi-flat organizational structure that ensures your influence on the products we build
-Discounts on Audi on demand rentals and participation in an Audi Lease Program

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
We host hybrid all-hands meetings each month, with quarterly special events to bring our team members together throughout the year.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
5 of the 9 members of our Leadership Team are women
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Mental health benefits
Free unlimited therapy visits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Carrot is a comprehensive fertility healthcare & family-forming benefit. From fertility health & assisted reproduction to surrogacy & menopause, Carrot helps make care accessible & affordable.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Paid sick days fall within our unlimited PTO plan
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
We have regular Lunch & Learn catered events, along with occasional catered team meetings. We also host a "Donuts" social event every other week on Thursdays.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
The Engineering Advisory Council Mentorship Program encourages employees to learn and teach. It is meant to break down silos between technical teams and provide opportunities for growth.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Friday Focus Time (2–5 pm) can be used regularly for professional development
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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