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Sr Platform Engineer AWS

Company: Dealertrack
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Platform Engineer is
responsible for evangelizing and providing technical expertise related to specific
applications, helping to define business requirements, designing and developing
customizations, conversions and interfaces. The Platform Engineer plays a role
in application analysis, design, configuration and support, providing advice
and guidance, and monitoring emerging technologies.

  • Assists
    in the definition of end user requirements, functionality specifications, and
    deliverables for specific platform and provides estimates for work effort
  • Designs
    new and modifies existing customizations, conversions and interfaces as
  • Designs
    dashboards, correlation rules, alerts and reports.
  • Maintains
    all technical deliverables including technical design specifications and documentation
    of all configuration changes.
  • Works
    with software test engineers to provide testing frameworks.
  • Identifies single point of failure and operational
    gaps and weaknesses and develops plans for remediation and improvements.
  • Configures and tests specific platform software to
    meet business needs.
  • Develops
    new and modifies existing customizations, conversions and interfaces.
  • Creates
    dashboards, correlation rules, alerts and reports.
  • Works
    with vendor, as necessary, on implementation activities.
  • Works
    with release engineers to deploy all changes to production environment for
    assigned applications.
  • Plans for and manages the upgrade cycle for the
    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related
      field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and
    • Working experience in design, development, and
      implementation of software systems
    • Working experience in specific platform technology
    • Working experience with 3rd party software
      implementations and 3rd party integration.
    • Working experience with specific platforms
      capabilities and limitations and can clearly communicate those to customers
    • Working experience with leading teams through
      cross-functional projects
    • Working experience with
      the following types of tools:
    • Provisioning: Packer, Terraform or other (e.g. CloudFormation, etc.)
    • Config
      management: (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Anisible, Salt)
    • Source
      Management: GitHub or other (e.g. Bit
      Bucket, etc.)
    • Deploy
      Artifact: Artifactory or others (e.g. Nexus,
    • CD/CI:
      Jenkins, Golang, Circle CI, etc.
    • At
      least one scripting language (e.g. Powershell, Bash, Ruby, PHP, Python)
    • Monitoring/Instrumentation:
      New Relic, Nagios, Splunk, Elk
    • Operating
      Systems: Windows (2003+) and Linux variants
    • Platforms: AWS, VMWare
    • Experience
      with software development/deployment in a SaaS environment
    • Experience
      working in an Agile software development

      • Working experience of analysis, design and programming
      • Working experience of application lifecycle
        methodologies (e.g. waterfall, agile, iterative)5 8 years of working experience
        • Database Server knowledge/experience
        • Container services such as Docker, Kubernetes
        • Experience with Java & .net build tools such as
          Ant, Maven, Gant, Gradle, NAnt, etc.
        • Agile tools such as Rally, Jira

          About Cox Automotive Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader--,, Dealertrack--, Kelley Blue Book--, Manheim--, NextGear Capital--, vAuto--, VinSolutions--, Xtime--, incadea--, and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals 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.

          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

          Keywords: Dealertrack, Sacramento, Sr Platform Engineer AWS, Engineering, Sacramento, California

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