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Lead Technical Architect

Company: Cox Auto Inc
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Cox Automotive is hiring a full-time, experienced Lead Technical Architect at our Cox Automotive office for the Common Retail Services (CRS) group in Austin, TX.

Cox Automotive offers the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. We are on a journey to transform our product portfolio into a broad offering of reusable services delivered in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry-leading experiences that customers love. Architects are the technology change agents delivering this modernization and innovation. They are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions for key Cox Automotive business domains, including vehicle valuation, acquisition, pricing, inventory management, and merchandising.

As an architect for Common Retail Services (CRS), you will partner with engineers and other architects to design our next-generation enterprise-wide platform services, including aiding the success of:

  • Cloud-native applications in AWS
  • Application modernization to microservices
  • Portfolio rationalization that consolidates back end systems and duplicative integrations
  • Business, product, and engineering collaborations
  • Technical standards definition
  • New technology adoption
  • Meeting performance, availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability, and security SLAs

Your Role

  • Serve as a technology thought leader.
  • Champion technology and architecture-related investments, advocating for the priority of this work.
  • Define solution architectures aligned to business needs in collaboration with product and engineering.
  • Facilitate collaborative design discussions and drive design reviews.
  • Partner with product to envision future features and help plan development sequences.
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering.
  • Assist with the development of architecture standards.
  • Assist with improving architecture practices.
  • Assist with governing software development to ensure the satisfaction of non-functional requirements.
  • Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches and assess emerging technologies.

Qualifications:

Leadership Qualifications

  • At ease advocating for technical solutions and enjoy the challenge of influencing others
  • Ability to write high-quality blog posts and technical documentation
  • Ability to serve as a technology mentor, facilitating the growth of Cox Automotive colleagues
  • Ability to manage conflict and maintain productive working relationships

Technical Qualifications

  • Ability to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teaching
  • SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure services and solution architectures
  • REST API design and microservice implementation
  • Object-oriented design including common patterns
  • Distributed systems
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies
  • .NET Core, Java or a willingness to become an expert
  • Automotive industry experience or a desire to become an expert

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 applicants/employees 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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