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Senior Systems Engineer

Cox Automotive

Sacramento, CA
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Senior Systems Engineer
JobID: 1710601
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


Job Summary:
The Sr. Systems Engineer designs, develops, deploys and manages Windows and other server OS based systems used in the development and production deployment of multiple SaaS applications. This position requires strong organizational and collaboration skills and partnering with numerous distributed teams is a must for success.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and implement and deploy Windows and other server OS based (including Linux) systems to support business objectives including pre-production and production functions.
  • Collaborate with other infrastructure teams, developers, business analysts and other business stakeholders to determine requirements and design/deploy systems to meet business and technical objectives, SLAs, availability and capacity requirements including high availability, farms/clusters, disaster recovery, redundant systems and backup
  • Participate in all phases of systems development, deployment and configuration including performance and availability, monitoring & alerting, data integrity, security and capacity planning
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with Agile and/or Waterfall project management methodologies, adhere to version & release management, scheduling, change control, security and applicable operational policies and procedures
  • Install, configure and manage software applications and services such as IIS, JBoss, SQL Server, FTP servers and other applications, including system services networking services and other required components
  • Participate in enterprise-wide development, deployment and utilization of system and software provisioning tools.
  • Provide on-call support to resolve and/or escalate production incidents or issues outside normal working hours including support during software deployment/release activities
  • Create and maintain system procedural and technical documentation
  • Perform other tasks, including patching, maintenance and administration of other systems and applications, as needed to meet the objectives of the team and business
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement standards and systems for deploy and administration of systems
  • Perform other tasks and activities as required to support company and departmental objectives


Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years hands on experience designing, developing, deploying and operating application servers and systems
  • Demonstrable skills in deployment, configuration, maintenance and administration of Windows, Linux and other operating systems and applications
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to prioritize multiple activities and objectives to thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with development and production environments hosing SaaS web applicatons
  • Ability to write effective technical documentation with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong virtualization knowledge, especially VMWare ESX/ESXi
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, VLANs, firewalls, load balancers
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g. PowerShell, BASH, sh, perl, etc.) and provisioning tools such as SaltStack, Vagrant or similar
  • Demonstrable skills and experience with database server connectivity, especially Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services)

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

Other Locations: Sacramento,US,CA,,94203

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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