: Senior DevOps Engineer

Senior DevOps Engineer

at CarGurus (View all jobs)

Cambridge, MA

Meet CarGurusthe #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, were building the worlds most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where its 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.

CarGurus is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team. Do you want to significantly influence the evolution of CarGurus infrastructure by designing and building cloud-native platforms and services for a rapidly scaling global development organization?  Do you enjoy seeing your effort building global production capacity directly accelerating the growth of CarGurus worldwide automotive marketplace?

 What You'll Do

  • Design, build, and run CarGurus core infrastructure in collaboration with support and build/delivery platform teams.
  • Build new and extend existing storage, compute, and data infrastructure services and platforms. (MySQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Gluster, AWS S3, k8s, OpenNebula, Openshift)
  • Accelerate the adoption of containerized workloads by delivering self-service Kubernetes and VM orchestration platforms.
  • Use your networking experience to support and improve our hybrid datacenter and cloud network strategy. (CDN, Fastly, F5, Juniper, Aruba, AWS direct connect, SDN)
  • Move towards 100% infrastructure as code using software and automation to repeatably instantiate, and perform all lifecycle operations. (Terraform, Chef, Git, Ansible, Concourse, Bazel)

 Who You Are

  • Curiosity and a strong desire to innovate
  • Extremely proficient hands-on Linux/Unix experience
  • Fluent in at least one scripting language
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines, configuration management, and creating infrastructure as code. (Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Salt, etc.)
  • Expertise building or working with a container or VM orchestration platform. (OpenNebula, Docker Swarm, K8s, Openshift, Vmware)
  • Familiarity with Java web application development and production operations.
  • Operational understanding of relational database replication and backup concepts and query syntax. (MySQL)
  • Experience working with public/private cloud infrastructure using role-based security, APIs. (AWS, Terraform)
  • Broad familiarity with IP network routing, DNS, load balancing, and security.
  • At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, were 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, were 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 youd like to learn more, please visit our careers page.


Employee Testimonials


"At CarGurus, it’s important that our work around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion truly creates belonging. Our goal is to ensure that everyone feels that they belong, that they can thrive and that their background, race, gender and intersectional identities are represented at all leadership levels across the company. We’re also striving to create more equity in our practices, and policies, and to foster a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex. This work is a journey, but we’re persistent and we look forward to growing and learning together along the way."


"We believe that learning happens every day and everywhere. It’s the success and foundation of our pioneering mindset, and each Guru plays a role in the fostering of our culture of learning. We challenge and support each other in staying curious, finding opportunities for growth, and learning through moments of discomfort so that we can become and show up as the best versions of ourselves."


"At CarGurus we're committed to empowering the professional growth of employees from all backgrounds by supporting them with the tools and opportunities to grow their careers at our company and beyond. This is ongoing work that encompasses all staff members, to support positive change within our organization and the industry as a whole."


"The PistonHeads team is small, which makes it easy for us to engage with new things. Our teams aren’t just good at collaborating, they’re naturally integrated, so new and experienced employees alike can quickly find themselves learning about parts of the business they haven’t worked in before. This is especially possible in editorial, where our work is intertwined with what other teams are doing."


"CarGurus has enabled and empowered me to invest in my growth. The people and passion here have inspired me to take on new challenges and not just develop my sales skills, but also explore leadership."


"As an engineer, one of the things that I love most about working at CarGurus is the opportunity to innovate while solving complex problems. I feel empowered with the trust my manager and team show in me. I have the creative freedom to pursue projects that might be outside of our traditional scope. At CarGurus, we believe in experimenting and learning from our failures. The receptivity to new ideas makes me feel inspired and valued, something I haven’t experienced at other tech giants I’ve worked with."