Associate Product Manager Carvana Jobs

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At Carvana, we sell cars, but we're not salesmen. Since 2013, we've been making it our mission to change the way people buy cars. We saw a huge problem with how much it can suck to buy a car the traditional way, so we committed ourselves to tackling one of the largest, yet-to-be-disrupted markets in the world – the $1T per year U.S. car market (yes, that's $Trillion with a "T").

With the ability to search thousands of vehicles from our expansive inventory, to high-resolution 360° photographs of our vehicles' interior and exterior, to real-time financing and the ability to complete contracts without visiting the back room of a dealership, we provide a seamless, online car buying experience for consumers that can be completed from their desktop or mobile device. All our vehicles are inspected and reconditioned based on our 150-point certification checklist and come with a 7-day return policy. We also operate our own logistics network to deliver cars to customers as soon as the next day, as well as offer customer pick-up at our state-of-the-art Car Vending Machine locations (yes, you read that right). By putting customer satisfaction at the core of our business, we've built a no-pressure, no-haggle online car buying experience that save our customers time and money.

For more information on Carvana and our mission, sneak a peek at ourcompany introduction video. ( )


The average Product Manager at Carvana is responsible for a part of the business, end-to-end, with high expectations that they will be autonomous. This is what we expect from every product manager in the long-run, but for people new to the function or looking to enter it for the first time, it's generally helpful to give them a higher degree of guidance and support along the way.

That's why we created the APM program. A few highlights:
  • A one-year guided ramp from (possibly) knowing nothing about product to being a full, empowered, autonomous Product Manager running part of the business
  • You'll be paired with a senior colleague on the product team, who will educate you daily in the wax-on, wax-off ways of product
  • You'll be given hands-on education in things like UX design, analytics, and data science, and provided with endless opportunities to find the parts that you're great at and love the most
  • Rotation through different parts of our organization - after a year, you'll know as much as anyone about how Carvana works
  • You'll work directly for one of our most senior product leaders, receiving regular career guidance and feedback on your growth

Are you the kind of person who used to build predictive models in R for fun? Who taught yourself Javascript so you could build websites? Who always had a side hustle that was actually making money? We'd like to talk to you. 

We're looking for incredibly intelligent, entrepreneurial, hard-working go-getters who are excited about Carvana, love software, and want the opportunity to win big. 

Our emphasis here is less on experience and more on horsepower. This is a shot to prove yourself worthy of the product team, and we only want to take those with the highest ceilings. 


These are deliberately limited at first, but will grow in scope with time. 

  • Learning. This is one of the few times in your career you'll have the chance to level up your skill set while getting paid for it. All we ask is that you pay attention and prepare to build some great software once you're ready.
  • Total ownership of tactical items. These will be bite-sized tasks to start. As you gain experience, the bites will get bigger.
  • Total ownership includes requirements drafting, feature prioritization, coordination with engineering and stakeholders, and light QA to verify fidelity to your requirements.
  • Coordination with analytics teams to get answers to question, glean insights from reporting, and surface those insights to the broader org.
  • Ad hoc analytical deep dives on product questions - e.g. a question may come up at a meeting, and you may be asked to dig into SQL, CosmosDB(NoSQL), or Splunk to figure out the answer.
  • Coordination both with product colleagues and cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Undergraduate-level education in STEM, Economics/Finance, or HCI/UX (or equivalent experience)
  • Solid applied math capabilities - if you can crack open a calculus or statistics textbook and get to a correct answer, you're good to go
  • Opinions - you should be familiar with a lot of products in consumer web/mobile and have some degree of taste around what you do and don't like
  • A mentality that customers come first, team second, and yourself third
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and find the answers to your own questions
  • A driven, relentless - but positive! - attitude

  • Automotive passion/experience
  • Software development experience
  • Passion or experience with UX/design

  • Full-Time Salary Position
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization
  • Company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development

Carvana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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