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Senior Platform Engineer

Cox Automotive

Sacramento, CA
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Senior Platform Engineer
JobID: 176870
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


DealerTrack, a Cox Automotive brand is looking for Sr. Platform Engineer with 3+yrs of experience to join our team in Sacramento CA.

Sr Platform Engineer is an innovative team devoted to providing automated solutions and services for Cox Automotive to measure, evaluate and plan for visible, reliable application delivery. As a member of the Production Engineering team, you will engage with development and deployment teams to help 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 pipeline.  We are looking for engineers who are passionate about DevOps!

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:
  • Engage with Software Engineering in the design and development of software tools to reliably manage application delivery
  • Engage with Production Engineering in the design, implementation and maintenance of the build/release infrastructure
  • Improve the predictability and reliability of software releases with the implementation of automated build, test and deployment tools and processes. 
  • Reduce application deployment windows by leading company towards a Continuous Deployment environment
  • Engage with Software Engineering to improve application stability with the design, development and implementation of application monitors and alerts.
  • Engage with Software Engineering and Architect Teams to ensure Release Engineering best practices are implemented
  • Engage with Software and Production Engineering in the coordination and administration of software releases
  • Provide afterhours release and change control based on the most current change control schedules
  • Produce update and/or endorse Site Reliability Engineering standards, guidelines and procedures


Required Experience:
  • Associate Degree with 1 or more years of experience. 3-5 years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • 3-5 yrs of experience                  
  • Experienced in at least one script language (PowerShell, Bash, Python, Perl)
  • Experience with configuration management systems (GitHub, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt)
  • Experience configuring and supporting Jenkins
  • Windows and Linux system (90/10) engineering expertise
  • Networking Knowledge (strong VPC knowledge is a PLUS)
  • Experience with Artifactory
  • Experience with Application Server platforms (.Net, JBoss, IIS, )
  • Experience with Database platforms (Microsoft SQL, Oracle)
  • Experience with Application Performance Monitoring tools (New Relic, etc.)
  • Experience with Monitoring tools that efficiently monitor Windows, Linux, IIS, JBoss, Network and Storage
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (Amazon AWS, VMware, Docker)
  • Experience with Java & .net build tools such as Ant, Maven, Gant, Gradle, NAnt, etc.
  • Experience with Rally Software, Confluence Wiki, Accurev and/or xMatters a PLUS
  • Experience with agile development, continuous integration and automated testing
  • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process management skills
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment

What We Look For:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Networking Knowledge (strong VPC knowledge is a PLUS)
  • Experience with Rally Software, Confluence Wiki, Accurev and/or xMatters a PLUS

About DealerTrack, a Cox Automotive Brand:

As part of the Cox Automotive family, Dealertrack is building a connected suite of software solutions and services to help automotive dealers thrive in today’s digital retailing environment. From digital marketing to credit applications and financing, our integrated approach is making buying, selling and shopping for a car more efficient and enjoyable for everyone involved.

About Cox Automotive


Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer dot com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Sacramento-9750 Goethe Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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