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.

Required Skills:

  • Support a physical and virtual server environment leveraging commercial hyper-visors (additional experience working in a co-located data center environment with proven record of managing it)
  • Support using Amazon Web Services (Ability to work in both a hybrid and greenfield deployment)
  • Support Content Delivery Network (Akamai support and administration).
  • Core website application support. (Application support for search and API functionality).
  • Manage server infrastructure using a configuration manager (Experience with Chef required. This includes writing new recipes)
  • Work with team of engineers providing tier 3 production support (Can make technical decisions and support them. Identify issues before they escalate and the ability to lead support initiatives.)
  • Work in an Agile and DevOps environments (Experience with Atlassian tools required)
  • Work with Project Managers and Scrum Masters, providing server and related infrastructure technical expertise (Ability to take abstract project/business requests and implement a technical solution. Change standards when necessary and the ability to automate the changes)
  • Work with peer engineering groups to identify and resolve software stack production/non production issues.
  • Produce and maintain design documentation
  • Work with senior engineers to assist in implementing new services in line with current and emerging technology requirements (Consistently takes their experiences and previous accomplishments to improve existing environment)
  • Maintain/improve levels of service for all areas under responsibility including but not limited to monitoring services and system maintenance (Experience with Nagios and/or Solarwinds a plus)
  • Serve as member of on-call for issue resolution
  • Implement and adhere to established security/compliance standards
  • Functional understanding of SAN/NAS based storage solutions including backup software platforms.
  • Participate in annual BCP and DR tests
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Live and breathe the Linux operating system and the ability to take advantage of it as well as complimentary open source software.
  • Advanced Linux troubleshooting including the ability to troubleshoot 3 tier application environments.
  • Ability to manage large distributed server environments (Experience with a configuration manager or equivalent effective shell scripting)
  • Shell scripting using shell, perl or python
  • Effectively tune linux to take advantage of different hardware profiles
  • Trouble shooting and the ability to prioritize work with limited guidance.
  • Ability to work from a ticketing system.
  • Familiarity with DevOps, Agile and working with Atlassian tools.
  • Vendor engagement (management) and the ability to represent company, organization and Linux Engineering technologies.
  • Can work independently and simultaneously keep a high velocity while engaged in work that is based on company, organization, team and personal goals.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in IT
  • 2-5 years of progressive job/role responsibility in IT organization
  • 2-5 years in a position with production support responsibilities
  • 2-5 years of programming experience in C, Java or Python
  • 2-5 years of experience working with VMWare \virtualized environments
  • Experience with Linux computer infrastructure services such as DNS, DHCP, FTP etc.
  • Demonstrable track record of supporting linux environments that use a hypervisor and SAN/NAS.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues
  • Proven track record of delivering project related tasks.

 

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