Senior DevOps Engineer at KAR Global

| Chicago
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Drivin is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer for our Chicago office. The primary responsibility of the DevOps Engineer is to implement, maintain, and continuously improve the systems and process necessary to allow us to develop and deploy software faster and improve the performance and resiliency of our systems.

The Drivin tech stack consists of AWS services (ECS, s3, EMR, Redshift, Postgres RDS, SNS, SQS), Jenkins build pipelines, Terraform, Python, Bash, GO, Vault, Packer, git/github and Docker.



  • Implement and maintain tools to further automate build, release packaging, deployment and configuration management processes.
  • Work with agile teams to develop continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines.
  • Setup and maintain development, test, and production environments
  • Coach fellow team members and develop tools for team use
  • Provide input to development teams from a devops perspective
  • Advocate for good practices across the origination
  • Implement and maintain system health and performance monitors and alerts
  • Collaborate with development teams to resolve system health and performance issues and risks
  • Develop scripts to automate application deployments and infrastructure.
  • Recommend and implement security controls
  • Weekly on-call rotation



  • 5+ years of professional experience as a devops engineer, system administrator, and/or software developer
  • Experience setting up an automated build and delivery pipeline preferably with Jenkins and AWS services
  • Experience automating processes using Terraform/Packer.
  • Experience with Bash/Python/GO or other programming language
  • Experience with building docker images and creating Jenkinsfiles
  • Good communication skills
  • 3+ years experience using git, cli proficiency preferred
  • 3+ years experience with AWS
  • Prefer bachelor's degree from four-year College or university in Computer Science, Technology or related field


Preferred Experience, Skills and Education:

  • Ownership mentality with capability to drive forward solutions on own initiative
  • Passion for keeping up to speed with the latest software tools and methodologies
  • Ability to evaluate and adopt new technologies
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage expectations
  • Ability to challenge status-quo and drive change
  • Flexible & easily adaptable to change
  • Familiarity with software development processes, standards, and best practices to ensure quality outcomes
  • Experience working within short development cycles using agile (Scrum) methods
  • Experience with AWS services
  • Ability to collaborate across IT disciplines
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DojoLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • TorchFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM


Our Chicago office is located in River West on the North Branch of the Chicago River. We have free shuttles to major train stations and CTA lines.

An Insider's view of KAR Global

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture is more like a family than colleagues. One of my favorite aspects about this office is our Parents-designated Slack channel—an online team collaboration site. It is a great reminder we aren’t just employees, but we can be moms and dads at work, shamelessly sharing fun stories about our personal lives.


Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

KAR Global’s DevOps teams are always solving unique problems, but tackling complexity is the real challenge. We’ve found that meaningful solutions come when we don’t focus on fighting fires reactively and instead work collaboratively on building proactive frameworks and implementing forward-thinking processes.


Jr. DevOps Manager

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a 15-minute huddle to talk about progress from the day before, the day’s plan and barriers to success that need to be addressed. This gives us a clear understanding of our priorities for the day. Our teams are dynamic, so every member of our project team works together each day to discuss design approaches and share ideas.


Lead Backend Engineer

What are KAR Global Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
KAR Auction Services gives every full-time employee a day with pay to volunteer with your favorite cause.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications