Cars.com is one of Chicago’s original tech companies. Our online platform makes it easier for consumers to shop for, sell and service their cars. With our expert content, mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com offers innovative products to connect consumers with dealers across the country.
 
DevOps Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) at Cars.com ensure the health, resiliency and delivery of the Cars.com site and its properties.  This role mixes the capabilities of a software engineering professional with the mindset of an operations professional.
 
Responsibilities
 
Site Health
 Establish monitoring needs for applications and create dashboards to report on the health of those applications
 Provide level 2 support for our applications during Production incidents
 Mentor developers and peers on instrumentation and troubleshooting techniques of our applications
 
Site Resiliency
 Monitor the performance of our packaged applications and work with the Development Engineering Groups to tune applications and correct performance issues
 Develop means to support an application auto-recovery mechanism in the event of a potential incident
 Establish a mechanism for applications to scale meeting the demands of usage or to counteract an external threat
 
Site Delivery
 Automate the configurations needs for our packaged applications produced by the development engineering group
 On-boarding new technologies with peers from other disciplines
 
Required Skills: 
 
 Linux (RHEL/Oracle)
 Apache or similar
 Node.js
 Automation using Python, Ruby and Chef or equivalent
 Monitoring tools like Dynatrace and Splunk
 Java middleware server (WebSphere, Weblogic, Tomcat)
 
Required Experience: 
 
• An understanding of back-end applications and systems
 An understanding of front-end rendering frameworks and its capabilities
 Experience working with content delivery networks (CDNs) and integrating them with web-facing applications
 Ability to provide first level debugging of application logs and dumps
 Scripting experience in one or more of the following languages (Python, Bash, Ruby)
 Experiences with Chef or other configuration management tools
 Experience working with cloud providers including; monitoring and administration
 Experience tuning applications or systems for performance
 Experience using browser-based tools to troubleshoot web-based issues
 Ability to automate application configurations and recovery mechanisms using a programming language
 Understanding of basic network routing and protocols
 Good written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to handle a 24/7 on-call rotation
 
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