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Senior Director, Technical Operations

Company: Cox Enterprises
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Job Description:

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Engineering Operations for Cox Automotive, and will align with and support the SVP, Engineering for Inventory Management Solutions (IMS), driving the next phase of strategic evolution. The Senior Director, Engineering Operations (SD, EO) has responsibility for creating and implementing strategies within a broad number of areas impacting an organization of over 300 team members. The SD, EO will enable the SVP Engineering to deliver value to our clients as we serve the mission to transform the way the world buys, sells, and owns cars. By focusing on an array of functions that must now become more aligned across IMS Solutions and Cox Automotive, the SD, Engineering Operations will be responsible for areas such as talent acquisition and retention, centralized communications, strengthened management disciplines, technology support platforms, developing and implementing metrics and driving practices that support productive and efficient product value delivery to our clients. This position will also be responsible for the maturation and excellence of many disciplines within the Engineering organization including existing engineering operations staff, agile leaders, software engineers, quality assurance, architects, and managers. As Cox Automotive continues to set higher expectations of itself, this position becomes a critical driver for alignment and consistency. The ideal candidate will combine a vision of a high performing Engineering organization, a strong program management capability, and an extensive background in leading large multi-discipline organizations to create and deliver programs that result in improved operational excellence for the Engineering organization across IMS. Your Role Partner with the SVP to develop critical operational initiatives Peer with Engineering SDs and VPs in IMS and operational leaders across business units in order to execute on the critical initiatives developed by the Cox Automotive Operations Office Ensure operational consistency where it makes sense across nearly 60 scrum teams Create a data-driven culture with respect to Engineering productivity and outcomes Develop KPIs which help to demonstrate initiative outcomes and Engineering progress Partner with the Product Delivery and Optimization team to execute on the vision of an aligned, agile organization Partner with HRBPHR to create, manage, and report on operating metrics Implement consistent technology platforms which will enable streamlined enterprise data access for all of CA Engineering and get the most out of our technology investments Partner with communications to convey the Engineering mission and vision and develop overall communications strategy for Engineering leadership (aka Blogs, Emails, Video Scripts, etc) Stay current on leading edge Engineering practices across the software development industry Manage Engineering-level planning exercises Lead a team of Engineering Operations partners across business units Develop BUR reporting for the SVP Engineering Develop Status Reporting for the SVP Engineering Drive the cultural and practice changes via Engineering Imperatives Survey and follow up on organization change effectiveness, implement changes where needed Qualifications Deep understanding of technology industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices Strong experience managing large-scale programs Bachelor degree required, MBA or relevant Masteraposs Degree preferred 12 years of experience, at least 5 years managing large engineering teams Working ability to set project schedules and deliverables, manage budgets and contracts Comprehensive and expert knowledge of the interactive software development process Experience managing and guiding senior leadership via influence rather than command and control techniques Must be able to inspire and maintain a positive atmosphere of innovation and success across a diverse team of engineers Must possess an ability to build key business relationships, and contribute to the emerging technology culture across Cox Automotive Who We Are About Cox Automotive There's nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto. About Cox We are the Cox family of businesses. We've been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We're also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We're looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you'll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com. Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicantsemployees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's 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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