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Principal Technical Architect

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Cox Automotive?is hiring a full-time experienced?Principal Technical Architect?at our?vAuto?office for the?Inventory Software Solutions (ISS)?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 microservices delivered via containers in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry leading user experiences that customers love. Principal 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 movement, and merchandising.
As a Principal Architect for Inventory Software Solutions (ISS) that includes our flagship products vAuto and HomeNet, you will drive the design of next-generation Cox software-as-a-service applications including owning the success of;

  • Application modernization to microservices
  • SOA designed monoliths to microservices
  • Design API contracts
  • Cloud native applications in AWS?
  • 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
    Responsibilities
  • Serve as a technology thought leader
  • Own the modernizations and innovations of a Cox Automotive ISS domain
  • 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 satisfaction of non-functional requirements
  • Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches
  • Build software prototypes to assess emerging technologies
    Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of working experience as a solution or technical architect
    • 10+ years of experience in software development for mid-size to large corporations
      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
      • Interest in representing Cox Automotive in industry through conference presentations
      • 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
        • Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or relevant industry experience
        • Ability to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teaching
        • SQL and NoSQL database technologies
        • AWS, GCP or Azure services and solution architectures
        • REST API design and microservice implementation
        • Object-oriented design and common patterns
        • Distributed systems
        • Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies
        • .Net Core and/or a willingness to become an expert
        • Automotive industry experience and/or a willingness to become an expert
          About vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand:
          vAuto, Inc. is an industry leading innovator and provider of automotive software solutions. Since the company was founded in 2005, vAuto has launched several first-in industry innovations, including its current suite of solutions that deliver a better way to price, appraise and stock pre-owned vehicles. We are a fast-moving technology company specializing in web & mobile application solutions for the Automotive Industry.
          Video content to learn more
          Location and 360 walkthroughhttp://bit.ly/1UctesS
          The Connected Cox Automotive Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOCvFnzrOys
          How Cox Automotive is Helping Transform the Auto Industryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktiMKTWd0HY
          We Are Cox Automotivehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHb5koSO14E
          Explore Tech Careers @ Cox Automotivehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_mn36o2NLI
          Meet Ashley Smith, Software Engineer for Cox Automotivehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUrEiM0pzNw
          http://softwareinaustin.com
          About Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company?s 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.comCox 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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