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Senior Systems Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers.

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history. 

We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer who can help design, implement, and maintain a rapidly scaling infrastructure which deploys code multiple times daily. CarGurus is experiencing rapid growth and this person will play a key role in US and global expansion. 

This is an opportunity to join a talented team of engineers who ensure the highest levels of performance, security and availability. There will be great projects that range from challenging to a quick fix. Your fellow engineers have a diverse background and are willing to help. This is a high impact role with exceptional visibility within the team. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Support critical systems and IT infrastructure in a 24/7 environment
  • Build cloud-based infrastructure and systems (AWS, GCP)
  • Work as a Linux Admin within a 24/7 environment
  • Support global SAAS solutions for back office
  • Work with development teams to automate infrastructure and deployments
  • Support core applications such as
    • CentOS/RHEL, MySQL, Java, Tomcat, Apache, ElasticSearch, Rundeck, Cacti, Nagios, Observium, OpenNebula, Nutanix, Chef, BASH, Perl, Python 

Who You Are:

  • 3-5 years of experience working with Linux systems
  • Have a passion for configuration management and infrastructure as code (chef, terraform, ansible)
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • CentOS/RHEL, MySQL, Java, Tomcat, Apache, ElasticSearch, Rundeck, Cacti, Observium, OpenNebula,Chef, Ruby, BASH, Python, Git
  • Knowledge of routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF
  • Advanced knowledge of Juniper Security, Switching, and Routing platforms
  • Have a passion for configuration management
  • Knowledge of wireless network design, deployment and administration
  • Microsoft AD experience
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaborate at the highest level
  • Infrastructure as code (chef, terraform, ansible)
  • VOIP and Call center/CTI experience
  • Familiarity with Layer1/2/3 network design and administration: Cabling, Subnets, VLANs, Multicast/Broadcast, Spanning Tree
  • AWS, Softlayer platform experience

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • DockerLanguages
    • JenkinsLanguages
    • Elastic SearchLanguages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • HibernateLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SQLAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141

What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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