Systems Engineer / DevOps

Cox Automotive - Burlington, VT (30+ days ago)3.4

Job Summary

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry.

We’re hiring a Systems Engineer/DevOps professional to join, a Cox Automotive brand, as part of our Systems Engineer Solutions team in Burlington, VT.

Our Engineering division is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems and delivering leading edge software products for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working with the agile methodology as part of an interdisciplinary team, have experience working in fast-paced environments, and who have passion and skills to take our product offering to the next level.

Responsibilities and Duties

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

Your role is to:

  • Design and assist in the authoring of software tools that reliably manage application delivery
  • Design and assist in the setup and maintenance of the build/release infrastructure
  • Embed with specific development teams to ensure best practices are implemented
  • Improve predictability and reliability of software releases
  • Reduce application deployment windows by leading company towards a Continuous Deployment

Qualifications and Skills

Fluent in at least one scripting language in addition to Bash (Python/Perl/PHP/Ruby), or demonstrated ability to write programs using a high-level programming language like: C++, Java, or Ruby

  • Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Amazon Linux) system engineering expertise
  • Configuration management systems (Puppet, Ansible, and Docker knowledge preferred)
  • Networking knowledge (AWS VPC experience is a plus)
  • High-availability approaches including load balancing, dynamic scaling, and capacity planning
  • Experience using metrics and monitoring to ensure customer SLA objectives are met
  • Experience operating Cloud Computing platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, Google Compute, Azure) and their PaaS based components (Elastic Beanstalk, Cloudfront, S3, RDS, etc.)
  • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process management skills
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment

What We Look For:

  • Containerization platforms (Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes)
  • Agile development, testing, and deployment expertise
  • Experience in Java including Spring Boot
  • Distributed version control system experience (Git preferred)
  • Database operations at scale (MySQL, MongoDB, Dynamo, RDS)
  • Maven, Gradle, and Jenkins
  • Experience with application telemetry tools such as InfluxDB, Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog, or New Relic
  • Experience with log aggregation and anomaly detection platforms such as Splunk, Sumologic, Graphite, CloudWatch, or ELK stack
  • Operating in a developer-empowered environment where software delivery teams deploy and monitor their applications throughout the application lifecycle
  • Big data platforms such as Cloudera, Vertica, Hadoop, Amazon Redshift, or Elastic MapReduce
  • Package management platforms such as npm, pip, Ruby gems, rpm, and others


Risk-taking is encouraged here and we reward great results. Collaboration and support are woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons and brain-storming sessions to sprint reviews, you’ll be immersed in an environment that encourages bringing fresh ideas to the table with an innovative mindset. Giving back to the community is important at Cox Automotive. You will be given time during working hours to volunteer at local charities and community organizations.

Why else?

  • We are family: 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.
  • We have magic in our blood: Empowering passion is in our DNA. And that passion drives the magic of innovation.
  • We fuel the fire: We offer tons of opportunities for personal growth. We encourage our team members to be rock stars. We have a goal to crush our goals. And we believe that doing good leads to making good.
  • We make success a team sport: Our people are MVPs. We believe winning comes from working together, and we try to step up to the plate as much as possible.
  • We have that startup attitude

Ready to Challenge Today, and Transform Tomorrow? Let us know you’re interested.

NOTE – Sending your information here is considered an expression of interest and not an official application.


About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Cox Enterprises and its subsidiary companies are Equal Opportunity employers

Job Type: Full-time