Site Reliability Engineer (Remote)

TradeRev, Chicago, Illinois

Revolutionizing Automotive Sales

Duration: Full-Time

About Our Team:
At KAR, the Service Operations team designs, deploys and operates infrastructure and applications across multiple environments and around the globe.  We are a dynamic and innovative team which aims to provide exceptional customer experience by leveraging best in class automation and orchestration practices for infrastructure and applications.  As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will utilize your software and systems engineering background to build and run large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. We strive to hire people who are looking to make an impact and thrive in a freedom filled environment driven by context.

About Our Candidate:
Your role is to ensure that our systems - both internally and externally facing, have reliability and maximum uptime. Our current team focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. You are responsible for the big picture of how traffic within our network flows and are capable of critical thinking when asked to troubleshoot issues.  We use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems and you are hungry to apply those tools to betting the environment. Practices such as limiting time spent on manual operational work, postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and technical standards.  You are hungry to learn new technologies and apply your experience to bettering the environment.  You are able to work with team members both locally and remote.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Administering a growing global network using experience and knowledge of multiple technologies
  • Build scalable systems, using best practices around automation, pushing changes that improve reliability and velocity
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, planning and reviews
  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health
  • Provide mentorship and training to other team members on technologies and processes; drive education and knowledge transfer of design patterns, technical practices, and relevant technologies and tools
  • Drive high standards around incident response practices and policies

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • 5+ years of experience in an IT operational, Site Reliability Engineer, or Network Engineering role
  • In-depth experience with Cisco firewall, core routing and switching, WAN, SD-WAN, BGP, and load balancing platforms
  • Experience with configuration management and infrastructure automation tools, ie Ansible, Terraform, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef, etc…
  • Experience with ITIL and Agile processes
  • Experience with the operational aspects of software systems such as monitoring, centralized logging, and alerting
Who We Are:
KAR Global powers the world’s most trusted automotive marketplaces through innovation, technology and people. Our end-to-end platform serves the remarketing needs of the world’s largest OEMs, dealers, fleet operators, rental companies and financial institutions.

*We’re a technology company delivering next generation tools to accelerate and simplify remarketing
*We’re an analytics company leveraging data to inform and empower our customers with clear, actionable insights
*And we’re an auction company powering the world’s most advanced and integrated mobile, digital and physical auction marketplaces

About TradeRev

TradeRev is unique because it was created for dealers by a group of people who love cars and are passionate about the industry. With this came a deep understanding of the age-old process of dealing with trade-ins and the challenges that existed within the sales infrastructure. We believe if the industry as a whole advances and evolves, we can live in a world where when it comes to buying a car, everyone comes out a winner.

 TradeRev Co-Founder Mark Endras recognized these challenges and a truly innovative solution was envisioned: a system that connects dealers all over North America to make moving wholesale inventory quicker, easier and more efficient than ever. The objective was to create technology that powers next-generation automotive marketplaces and, perhaps most ambitious of all, see a world where automotive transactions are fair and easy for everyone. Emboldened by his vision and determined to share his solution, Mark, along with co-founders Wade Chia, Jae Pak and James Tani, worked towards the launch of TradeRev in Toronto in 2011.


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