Systems Engineer

by Carfax U.S

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2022
Carfax U.S

Job Description

Systems Engineer


Join our IT team as a Systems Engineer

CARFAX is looking for a skilled Systems Engineer to join our Enterprise Systems Engineering team.  This team is responsible for administering thousands of servers and systems across the CARFAX enterprise, as well as delivering new server and system capabilities to meet business goals.  The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of large-scale server administration with emphasis on cloud environment support, containerization, Infrastructure as Code, automation, networking, and server provisioning and configuration. This individual will work as part of a team to support the strategic goals of the company.

The role of the System Engineer includes working with multiple teams to deliver on premises and cloud-hosted solutions for externally facing websites. You will collaborate with development teams, solve complex technical challenges, gather specifications, requirements, and perform systems analysis. Our Engineers provide primary server administration for company servers by proactively keeping systems secure with bug fixes, security patches, OS and software upgrades, and technical troubleshooting.  Systems Engineers participate and facilitate project estimation and planning, to include multi-team systems integration and implementation.

The CARFAX Culture

When was the last time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do it every day. Why? Because we’re proud to work for a company with a strong mission and trusted brand. We’re proud to work with people who care about what they do and work hard every day to deliver their best. 

And just announced, the return of the 4-day work week from May 30th to Labor Day! We’ve created the type of company culture where the term, “work- hard play- hard” isn’t just a catchy saying, it’s part of the #CARFAXdifference!

As a System Engineer you will: 

  • Design, install, and administer on-premise systems and servers
  • Configure hardware, peripherals, services, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Architect, build, and administer enterprise cloud and hybrid systems infrastructure to meet business requirements for reliability and business recovery
  • Integrate new solutions with existing cloud resources and/or on-premise infrastructure.
  • Provide best practices, standards, training, and general support for both on-premise and cloud environments
  • Participate in design decisions, including new technology research and prototyping
  • Promote great Kubernetes and AWS platform design and quality
  • Innovate new ideas to evolve our applications and processes
  • Continuously analyze and evaluate our systems, products, and process for potential improvements


  • Experience with Kubernetes (AWS EKS a plus)
  • Experience with configuration management systems (Chef, Ansible, Puppet), and Continuous Integration / Delivery, demonstrated believer in “automate everything”
  • Experience using common infrastructure as code tool-sets (CloudFormation, Terraform, CDK, Cloud Deployment Manager)
  • Experience with Python, YAML, Bash and other technology and scripting languages
  • Experience with AWS tools & products (EC2, VPCs, API Gateway, AWS Console, CLI and SDK)
  • Minimum 4 years' experience with Linux
  • Demonstrated initiative to learn, document and teach
  • Advanced skills to troubleshoot various systems and technologies
  • Have a broad set of technology skills - DEVSECOPS - Development, Security and Operations
  • Operational experience - ready to own the uptime and quality of systems
  • Knowledge of security and performance best practices for on-prem, cloud and hybrid architectures

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Gloo
  • Experience with DHCP, DNS, IPAM, load balancing, and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose server and network related items
  • Experience with Active Directory, file systems management
  • Experience with virtualization, VMWare, and data storage systems
  • Familiarity with Prometheus, Grafana
  • Familiarity with CloudFront



CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.