Senior Technology Manager, Server Engineering - Carmax

  • 17 Sep 2020 2:32 PM
    Message # 9243889
    James Walters (Administrator)

    8901 - Corp Office West Crk - 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, Richmond, Virginia, 23238

    CarMax, the way your career should be!

    CarMax, the way your career should be!

    Situated in the rural western suburbs of Richmond is the CarMax Home Office. Behind these walls lies the bustling nerve center of CarMax where innovation takes flight and where associates collaborate to “Drive What’s Possible.” Over 25 years ago CarMax disrupted the automotive industry and we continue to do so today by harnessing modern development practices, leveraging leading technologies, and engaging with our associates to tackle complex business problems with an innovative approach. Through integrity and transparency, we continue to improve upon our customers experience while also enabling the success of the organization through robust systems and applications that deliver value to our associates.

    If you are interested in leading a high performing Technology team that is transforming critical CarMax systems, your career search ends now!

    Who we are looking for:

    The Senior Technology Manager, Server Engineering is responsible for partnering with their business areas and provide technology solutions and services that help deliver CarMax’s strategic mission and plans. This position will manage all aspects of complex design, configuration, implementation and troubleshooting of our private Cloud infrastructures. This includes development of long and short-term technology solutions that address business goals and deliver improved profitability, efficiency and an unrivaled associate experience.

    Position Requirements- Here is some of the Day to Day:

    Strategic planning and results focus

    Identify the appropriate goals for the teams

    Prioritizing objectives and provide a holistic approach to solution recommendations that includes ROI, time to market, scalability as well as alternative recommendations


    Partner with business stakeholders, peer groups, the technology management team and key associates.

    Present the vision to executive management.

    Communicate the vision to executive management while also providing guidance for the team to support the strategic direction.

    Team Leadership and Development

    Attract, recruit, retain and coach a strong team of skilled and engaged associates aligned to the overall mission.

    Create clear role expectations and develop associates to reach their full potential – understand their goals and needs, partner in their development, provide advice, feedback, training and advocacy


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Persuasive communicator – able to explain complex or intangible concepts to stakeholders at all levels

    Good listener – weighs input from multiple perspectives when forming opinions and recommendations

    Collaborative and team oriented work approach

    Experience gaining consensus among a large, diverse group of stakeholders

    Experience managing, training and mentoring others.

    Able to easily motivate and inspire team members, peers, stakeholders and executives

    Innovative; thinks beyond boundaries

    Analytical; solves problems at root cause and prioritizes effectively

    Continuous learner and improvement mentality; never satisfied

    Comfortable speaking to large audiences and executives\

    Flexible and open-minded; proactively seeks input from others

    Entrepreneurial drive and spirit; enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

    Handles constructive criticism with ease; adapts easily and efficiently to change

    Experience managing a team of Windows, Linux and Data Center engineers required

    Technology Environment:

    Active Directory - on prem and in the cloud

    Windows and Linux Server

    Server Automation with Ansible

    Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

    Application Servers

    Enterprise Service Bus

    Configuration Management - CICD tools - GitHub, TeamCity, Azure DevOps Pipelines


    · BS/BA degree - IT related, preferred

    · 7+ years of experience in Information Technology

    · 3+ years’ experience managing direct reports

    · 3+ years of experience required leading technology projects leveraging Agile practices, required

    · 3+ years of experience managing infrastructure engineers and Data Center Operations staff required

    Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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