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Site-Reliability Engineer II

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

About the Team

This Site-Reliability Engineer II will be part of the Consumer & Marketing Solutions Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. The SRE team is an innovative team devoted to providing automated solutions and services for Kelly Blue Book and Autotrader at Cox Automotive to measure, evaluate and plan for visible, reliable application delivery and maintenance.

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 in order to improve overall resiliency, and lead Gameday/Production Readiness reviews across all engineering disciplines. We are looking for engineers who are passionate about automation and owning 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!

As a 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.
  • 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.

    Qualifications :

    • 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 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

      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.

Keywords: Cox Automotive, Cedar Park , Site-Reliability Engineer II, Engineering , Cedar Park, Texas

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