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Engineering Operations Director

Cox Automotive
North Hills, NY 11576
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*Primary Location: *3400 New Hyde Park Rd, North Hills, NY, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213870
Cox Enterprises is a family-run operation that began nearly 120 years ago. As part of this great family business, we treat our team members and clients like theyre just that family. This atmosphere has been instrumental to our success and has shaped our willingness to fuel epic innovation, drive unprecedented growth and deliver the mind-blowing, needle-moving, connected experience we promise.


Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Come join the transformation!


We are seeking a results-oriented Engineering Operations Director within our Digital Retailing and F&I Solutions portfolio. This position will work alongside other Engineering & Product leaders across Cox Automotive and be directly responsible for leading strategic initiatives intended to build a high performing software development organization.


This director level role will drive improvements in engineering excellence, finance and resource management, internal communications, and will manage strategic initiatives. The Engineering Operations Director will significantly impact the overall success of the organization by focusing on areas such as creating process baselines to measure improvement, gathering and developing key performance indicators, developing initiatives to improve coding and testing practices, developing operational models, capturing and developing strategic plans, and managing the overall operational rhythm of the business.


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.


*Your Role *




* Partner with the AVP of Engineering and other Product & Engineering leaders to develop critical operational initiatives

* Partner with finance and facilitate the financial management process, including financial planning, cost management, and resource cost tracking

* Oversee the execution of strategic initiatives and participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement and incremental efficiencies

* Manage the internal communications strategy

* Create a data-driven culture with respect to Engineering productivity and outcomes

* Develop, track and report on KPIs related to maintenance, product development, platform performance and platform stability

* Engage with Engineering leaders across scrum teams to execute on KPIs

* Manage key agile scaling initiatives across the Engineering organization


Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience, required

* Deep understanding of technology industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices

* Comprehensive and expert knowledge of the interactive software development process

* 10+ years of experience, at least 5 years managing software development teams

* Strong experience managing large-scale programs

* Working ability to set project schedules, deliverables, and manage budgets

* Exceptional program management skills with the ability to prioritize work in a changing environment

* Attention to detail, schedule awareness and ability to drive organizations to healthy and timely results

* 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 within Cox Automotive

* Experienced storyteller with a passion for creating and delivering innovative communication approaches to engineering audiences



Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres 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. Weve 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. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
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.
Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-07-12
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