Manager, Automation and Tools

Are you

  • Passionate about DevOps?
  • Pretty damn good at Linux?
  • Not afraid to write a little code?
  • A great leader?

Do you

  • Love playing with new and exciting technology (as a career and in your spare time?)
  • Want to work with really, really, really smart people?
  • Believe in “Infrastructure as Code”?
  • Want to transform the media industry?

If the above items describe you, WE WANT YOU!!!

Cox Media Group is looking for a Manager of Tools and Automation. We’re looking for a person to manage a cross functional team of system engineers, developers and build/configuration engineers. The mission of this team is to develop the tools and processes that make life easier for our development and operations teams.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervisor for a team of systems engineers, devlopers and build/configuration engineers.
  • Analyze current development/operations workflows and look for ways to improve them.
  • Work with other management staff to plan and coordinate the implementation of moderate to complex system and software changes.
  • Coach team members in design and quality standards for building system tools to support infrastructure (custom monitoring scripts, automation, etc.), always keeping in mind that “Infrastructure is Code”
  • Build relationships with other managers to successfully address and overcome issues as they occur.


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Information Systems (or equivalent experience) with 5 years of experience as a Unix/Linux Systems Admin/Engineer or Software devloper in a high volume / highly available web hosting environment preferred.
  • At least 2 years experience as a technical manager / team lead.
  • Passionate about building a DevOps culture.
  • Python, Perl, shell scripting or other programming experience; moderate skills requires, extensive preferred. And Python gurus welcome!
  • Experience with version control systems (in particular Git) a plus.
  • Experience with Puppet / Chef / other configuration management tools a plus.
  • Experience with Django a huge plus!
  • Must have a high aptitude for explaining complex concepts in layman’s terms.
  • Familiarity with supporting database servers (PostgreSQL experience a huge plus.) in a high-availability, high-performance clustered environment.
  • Solid understanding of the typical technologies seen in a high volume web hosting environment. (load balancers, web servers, CDN / other caching technologies)
  • Experience with building continuous deployment systems a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Our company culture

  • Work passionately and positively
  • Find a way to say yes.
  • Be a utility player.
  • Take ownership.
  • Seek ideas from all directions.
  • Keep it simple to keep it fast.
  • Celebrate successes and learn from mistakes.
  • Favor measurements over guesses.
  • Move forward.
  • Serve our customers’ needs.

See more detail of our company culture here: Our team’s culture and ethos

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