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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 27, 2019

Job Description:

Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Principal Software Engineer with experience in backend application development to join our team in Austin, TX.
Job Summary:The Center for Enablement (C4E) within Retail Solutions is responsible for overseeing the strategy, execution, governance and management of a brand-new API platform. As a senior member on this team, you will be expected to be hands-on and drive technical PoCs, vendor evaluations, reference implementations etc. as well as build the core capabilities that will enable teams to rapidly deliver consistent/high quality APIs. As a thought leader and Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will be required to influence the API strategy for features teams and help/guide them through their API journey. The ideal candidate will have prior experience building/maintaining a public facing API product (API Management tools, Security, SwaggerHub etc.). We have aggressive goals over the next couple of years and are looking for candidates with a passion for APIs and a can-do attitude!Your Role:


  • Recognized as an expert in the company in multiple domain areas in terms of breadth and depth. Solve unique problems that have a broad impact to the company.
  • Display high level of critical thinking in bringing success to the organization
  • Lead team of engineers in design/implement key technical projects
  • Able to articulate key issues and draft action plan and communicate with management
  • Execute on platform and applications roadmap deliverables
  • Develop and deliver enhancements which meet or exceed customer needs
  • Proactively collaborate and partner with internal stakeholders to deliver business impacting projects
  • Develop high performance, scalable and secure solutions
  • Enhance and maintain tools to support enhanced catalogs
  • Plan and deliver core technology upgrades
  • Diagnose, design, and implement solutions to key technology or application problems

    Qualifications:Required Experience:


    • 12+ years of work experience in a senior technical role with direct hands-on skill set.
    • Strong background in a high level language (C# or Java), Data management (SQL and NoSQL technologies), AWS and REST APIs.
    • Prior experience building/maintaining a public facing API Product (API management tools, SwaggerHub)
    • Ability to communicate, influence other supporting teams such as product, QA, devops, etc. to achieve the objectives.
    • Familiar with UI technologies such as React, Angular, extJS, etc.
    • Knowledge of development tools such as Visual Studio, Git, Jenkins, Jira, Fisheye, SVN, Eclipse or equivalent
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to drive all phases of development cycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, rollout, and support
    • BS in Computer Engineering/Science or related field. MS preferred.

      What We Look For:


      • Ability to work on multiple projects and be flexible to adapt to changing requirements
      • Ability to turn high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development
      • High energy, confident, ambitious and self-motivated individual.
      • Must be an effective communicator
      • Engages and mentors other Software Engineers
      • Embrace and learn new technologies
      • BS in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience.

        About Cox Automotive

        Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global companys 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader--, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com--, Dealertrack--, Kelley Blue Book--, Manheim--, NextGear Capital--, VinSolutions--, vAuto-- and Xtime--, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

        Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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