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Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Cypress
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Senior Site Reliability Engineer , Site Reliability Engineering to join our team!

Cox Enterprises is a family-run operation that began nearly 120 years ago. As part of this great family business, we treat our team members and clients like they're just that - family. This atmosphere has been instrumental to our success and has shaped our willingness to fuel epic innovation, drive unprecedented growth and deliver the mind-blowing, needle-moving, connected experience we promise.

About the Position

As a member of the SRE team, you will bring a collaborative style in leading efforts that raise the maturity levels of the engineering practices across all agile teams delivering our products. The tools and use-cases are diverse, and our challenge is to increase the development velocity by optimizing various parts of the pipeline and increase application stability. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems by measuring elasticity and saturation, building infrastructure through IAC, and eliminating /reducing toil through automation. We also look to instill core SRE practices into the engineering teams including measuring SLIs/SLOs, increasing visibility/observability through monitoring tools, guide chaos engineering efforts to improve overall resiliency, and lead Gameday/Production Readiness reviews across all engineering disciplines. We're experts in AWS and use cutting edge tools developed in-house and open-source software and enable teams to deploy faster with zero downtime.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about automation, like planting the seeds of DevOps in an organization and watch the organization benefit and grow from your ideas, and own best practices facilitated by SRE principles to build scalable and highly reliable applications.

If you love to figure out how all the pieces are put together and if automation and building tools to monitor and manage your applications sounds interesting to you, we want to talk to you.

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Come join the transformation!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Cox Automotive you will:

  • Have a natural tendency to avoid toil and want to automate it away
  • Automate anything and everything! (testing, deploying, monitoring, etc)
  • Take complex and not maybe well-defined problem and come up with a technically reasonable solution
  • Take ownership of processes or solutions that can be shared across teams globally
  • Build and rollout solutions to be consumed by multiple teams
  • Have innate curiosity about how things work
  • Design and assist in the authoring of software tools that reliably manage application delivery & performance
  • Define requirements, functional specifications, and deliverables
  • Create automated delivery pipelines for deployment of internal and third-party services
  • Design and assist in the setup and maintenance of application monitoring and alerting
  • Engage with product/capability engineering teams to ensure best practices are implemented
  • Improve predictability and reliability of software releases, workflows, and operating software.
  • Reduce application deployment windows by leading engineering teams towards a Continuous Deployment environment
  • Reduce mean time to recovery (MTTR) by helping troubleshoot, monitor, alert, and automating recovery.
  • Facilitate Gamedays and Production Readiness reviews to continue increasing resiliency in our applications
  • Provide consulting expertise in AWS, cloud design, and operations
  • Identify new technologies that can improve our area of responsibility, design and conduct proofs-of-concept, and communicate results throughout the organization

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and 4+ years of relevant experience
    • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
    • Ability to debug, optimize code, and automate routine tasks
    • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of drive
    • Understanding of Linux/Windows operating systems
    • Experience with Python or PowerShell or related scripting languages
    • Experience with configuration management systems (Spinnaker, Chef, Puppet, or Ansible)
    • Experience rolling out highly available, mission-critical applications
    • Experience with version control systems (Git or SVN) and branching strategies
    • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (Amazon AWS, Kubernetes, Heroku, etc)
    • Experience in release engineering / automation with cloud environments
    • Experience with security and network / distributed computing concepts
    • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, GitHub Actions, CircleCI, TeamCity, etc), Artifactory (or Nexus)
    • Experience with Database Server infrastructure (RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, MySQL, Postgres, etc)
    • Experience with agile development, continuous integration and automated testing
    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform or CloudFormation)
    • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process management skills
    • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment

      So, are you ready to challenge today and transform tomorrow? Apply now.

      USD 115 100.00 per year

      About Cox Automotive

      At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What's more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today!

      About Cox

      Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses - which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications - is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!

      Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k , and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

      Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

      Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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