Systems Engineer

Technology - Ontario, Canada London, Ontario


Join Team CARFAX as a Systems Engineer

Isn't it time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do, every day. We pride ourselves on being mission-focused on helping to grow a brand built on accuracy and integrity. We care deeply about our products and our customers. We’re more than just a company: We help millions of consumers make more-informed decisions every day. We know that our teammates are our most valuable asset, and we value a balanced life while tackling challenging projects in a fast-paced environment. One last thing: Our four-day week continues in Summer 2024!

At CARFAX, we believe in the power of teamwork and value in-person interactions so that we can collaborate and thrive together. This position will require 2 days in the office per week, subject to change with future business needs.

CARFAX is looking for a skilled Systems Engineer to join our Enterprise Systems Engineering team.  This team is a highly collaborative, diverse, and distributed team. Our mission is to administer, secure and improve thousands of servers and systems across the CARFAX enterprise as well as delivering new systems to meet business goals.  We expect our candidate to demonstrate a successful track record of large-scale server administration with experience configuring, administering, and monitoring on-prem environments using Infrastructure as Code.
The role of the System Engineer includes working with multiple teams to deliver both 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. 

What you'll be doing: 

  • Design, install, and administer on-prem systems and servers
  • Building tools and dashboards using IAC and scripts to monitor, recover, automate and streamline basic functions
  • Provide best practices, standards, training, and general support for both on-prem and cloud environments
  • Configure hardware, peripherals, services, storage, etc. in accordance with security standards, project or operational requirements
  • Design, build, and administer enterprise systems infrastructure to meet business requirements for reliability and business recovery
  • Continuously analyze and evaluate our systems, products, and processes for potential improvements

 What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years building, hardening and administering Linux and Windows in an on prem production environment
  • 3+ years experience with Prometheus, Grafana, New Relic, SNOW, general logging and event management and other observability tooling
  • 5+ years writing and using configuration management systems (Chef, Ansible, Puppet)
  • Experience with Python, YAML, Bash, PowerShell and other technology and scripting languages
  • Advanced skills to troubleshoot various systems and technologies
  • Have a broad set of technology skills - DEVSECOPS - Development, Security and Operations
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions
  • Operational experience - ready to own the uptime and quality of systems
  • Demonstrated initiative to learn, document and teach
Preferred Experience
  • Familiarity with F5, Gloo
  • Experience with DHCP, DNS, IPAM, load balancing, and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose server and network related items
  • Experience with RabbitMQ
  • Experience with Tomcat
  • Experience with Active Directory, file systems management
  • Experience with virtualization, VMWare, and data storage systems
  • Experience with TLS and Digital Certificates, and troubleshooting the same
  • Familiarity with CloudWatch, Splunk, Logstash or other logging aggregators

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
  • 4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
  • 401(k) / DCPP matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces

Don’t just take our word for it:

  • 10X Virginia Business Best Places to Work
  • 9X Washingtonian Great Places to Work
  • 10X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • 3X St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Places to Work


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.