Who says the West Coast is the best coast? While our roots will always be in California, we’re proud to announce that we’re heading east — by bringing 100 open tech and engineering jobs to the state of Virginia.
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones for their advice and support for this project, as well as to the team at 1776, a startup incubator in Crystal City, who hosted us for today’s announcement. It’s an exciting moment for the future of our company and, we hope, for the state’s new economy.
What does this mean for Virginia residents? First things first: If you’re based in the DC metro area and are passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems, we’re hiring! (Here’s a peek into our company culture, and you’ll find open positions here.) The Virginia area is home to incredible engineering talent, and we’re excited to bring the same opportunities available in Silicon Valley to the local job market.
And for consumers? By crossing the Mississippi for the first time — and investing $20 million in the project — we’re hitting the gas in a big way on our mission to bring simplicity and fair pricing to the country’s used car market. This investment in building out our engineering team illustrates our commitment to building out the tech platforms and solutions that our customers need, nationwide.
Buying a car is one of the most important financial decisions people make, yet the industry is antiquated and riddled with inaccurate pricing and opaque practices. We’re working day and night to transform the buying and selling experience, and won’t stop until we do.
Stay tuned for the official opening date of our new Virginia hub, and more expansion news in 2016!