Systems Engineer


We have a summer 4 day week. Starting in 2023, every Friday between the 29th of May and September in off!

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in London, Canada ⚠️


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.

This role has an expectation of 2 days in the London, ON office per week, subject to change based on future business needs.

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 administering, configuring, and supporting our VMWare virtualization products across multiple data centers, and demonstrate proficiency with large scale server administration, containerization, Infrastructure as Code, automation, networking, and Active Directory experience.

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 various development and infrastructure teams to 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.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design, build, and administer virtual infrastructure to meet business requirements for reliability and business recovery
  • Provide best practices, standards, training, and general support for both on-prem and cloud virtual environments
  • Identify, assess, and evaluate business needs for capacity planning for VMWare infrastructure
  • Integrate new solutions leveraging virtual systems
  • Design, install, and administer on-prem systems and servers
  • Configure hardware, peripherals, services, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Participate in design decisions, including new technology research and prototyping
  • Promote great security, design and quality for our virtual infrastructure and servers
  • Innovate new ideas to evolve our applications and processes
  • Continuously analyze and evaluate our systems, products, and process for potential improvements
  • Document, continue learning and teaching others as part of our team goals for education, knowledge sharing and collaboration

What we're looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience administering VMWare vSphere in a production environment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with VMWare SRM, VCF, VMC or VCDR
  • Experience with networking concepts and protocols
  • Experience with Unified Computing Systems (UCS) chassis and blade systems or similar
  • Experience with SAN storage systems
  • 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, Cloud Deployment Manager)
  • Experience with Python, Bash, PowerShell and other technology and scripting languages
  • Minimum 3 years' experience building, deploying and administering Linux or Windows systems
  • 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:

  • VMWare Professional Certification such as Data Center Virtualization (VCP)
  • Experience with DHCP, DNS, IPAM, load balancing, and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose server and network related items
  • Experience with Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Experience with TLS and Digital Certificates, and troubleshooting the same
  • Familiarity with Prometheus, Grafana, New Relic or other monitoring tools
  • Familiarity with CloudWatch, Splunk, 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
  • 9X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • 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.

We help consumers shop, buy, service and sell used cars with confidence

Working Week

We have a summer 4 day week. Starting in 2023, every Friday between the 29th of May and September in off!

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Our Vacation Policy

Employees start with 15 days PTO (rising to 30 days), plus our Christmas shutdown, plus public holiday. And not to mention our summer 4 day week!

Remote Working Policy

We have offices in 20 different locations, without headquarters in Centreville Virginia. We have a hybrid remote working policy

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equity / options
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 1.3k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
  • sales
  • business development
  • consulting
  • support
  • marketing
  • product management
  • data science
  • operations
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Python
  • Bash
  • PowerShell
  • VMWare vSphere admin
  • Config. management systems
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Linux/Windows system build
  • Systems troubleshooting

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