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Lead Site Reliability Engineer

  • Remote
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


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Cox Automotive  is currently looking for a Lead Site Reliability Engineering to join our team.

About the Team

This Lead Site Reliability Engineer will be part of the Consumer Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. The Consumer Core SRE Enablement 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 work with development teams to help manage CI/CD frameworks to create automated pipelines and solutions required for continuous delivery. The tools and use-cases are diverse, and our challenge is to increase the development velocity by optimizing various parts of the pip eline and increase application stability. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure, and eliminating /reducing toil through automation. We also look to embed core SRE practices including measuring SLIs/SLOs, increasing visibility through monitoring tools, and guide chaos engineering efforts in order to improve overall resiliency. We are looking for engineers who are passionate about infrastructure as code and continuous deployment 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 Lead 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 company towards a Continuous Deployment environment

  • Reduce mean time to recovery (MTTR) by helping troubleshoot, monitor, alert, and automating recovery.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field plus 6+ years of relevant work experience; or a Master's degree plus 4+ years of relevant work experience; or a PhD plus 1+ years of relevant experience

  • In lieu of a degree, qualified candidates would require 10+ years of relevant professional 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 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

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation includes a base salary of $105,700-$154,990. The salary rate may vary within the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's experience. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the Company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness for their own wellness or that of family members.  Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

To be employed in this role, you’ll need to clear a pre-employment background check and drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently consider a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.



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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