Established in 1998, 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. Change is in our DNA, and 2017 has been no exception! We've moved to a new Chicago HQ @ 300 S. Riverside, acquired DealerRater, the largest online ratings platform for car dealerships and became a free-standing, publicly traded company on the NYSE!

A true constant through the years has been the incredible culture we've created. Our employees have cultivated an environment leveraging technology, fostering innovation and embracing collaboration. We take pride in how Cars.com empowers our people to win and gain valuable experiences along the way!

 
Job Description
 

Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact 

Auto.com is looking for a DevOps Engineer who has broad and deep experience with web operations including server automation, cloud computing, server configuration, monitoring and web site troubleshooting.  The position requires the ability to work well with various team members from developers, to business people, as well as be able to work solo on projects and get results.  Proactive and strong ability to learn new things with little guidance. Position calls for working closely with developers, product and QA teams in an agile scrum team.

  • On-call – job will require being part of an on-call rotation for 24x7x365 support.
  • After Hours – job will require after hours work on periodic basis for maintenance events.
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Required Experience
 
  • 3+ years – Linux system administration (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • 3+ years – Administering monitoring and management tools  (Nagios, Zabbix, dynaTrace, NewRelic, LogStash, Splunk, Keynote, Pingdom, Gomez, etc.)
  • 3+ years – Managing and administering in cloud computing environment (AWS, Heroku, or Rackspace)
  • 3+ years – Advanced shell scripting  (bash, Perl, Python)
  • 2+ years – Managing highly available (99.9%) public facing, front end web servers/web sites, including configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting
  • 2+ years –  MySQL Database configuration and management
  • 2+ years – Using server automation technologies (Chef, Puppet, Jenkins)
  • 2+ years – source control administration with proven understanding of branching and merging. (SVN, GIT)
  • 1+ years – coding (preferably Ruby)
  • Firm understanding and experience with TCP/IP networking concepts and principles
  • Systems and web security background and experience
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Why work with us
We’re constantly innovating and strive to make car ownership better for consumers. Joining Cars.com means you’ll be helping car seekers and owners make decisions about one of their largest assets. And, you’ll be helping our partners reach the right audience of engaged shoppers. We make tangible differences for consumers, dealers and advertisers. We work quickly, fearlessly and with passion, with our eyes on what’s next and how to get there. If that sounds like you, then you’ll be a great fit for the team.
Culture
We take a lot of pride in the culture we’ve built together over the past two decades. The Cars.com family is full of passionate, hardworking, bright individuals who truly “bleed purple” and support each other both professionally and personally. Our open-door policy encourages collaboration across functions and levels, and you’ll be as likely to get a high-five in the hallway from an executive as you are from your cube-mate. We believe that relationships drive results – with each other and with our partners. Building those relationships and opening ourselves to diverse perspectives mean that we all learn and improve. And, we also know how to have fun: From sports leagues to happy hours to volunteer outings, our collaboration and camaraderie shine wherever we are.
Perks & Benefits
401(k) plan with immediate vesting
Employee stock purchase plan
Health, dental & vision insurance
Flexible spending accounts
529 college savings plans
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Commuter benefits

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