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Lead Release Engineer

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213652
Cox Automotive is seeking a *Lead Release Engineer* to join our team in Atlanta, GA.

As a *Lead Release Engineer*, you are in a critical, hands-on, leadership position within the operations. The* *Lead Release Engineer will interact closely with the software and infrastructure delivery streams, Operations, and management teams. This role is also the point person for communicating release information outside of the delivery streams. The Lead Release Engineer will significantly contribute to the evolution and scale of our release process steps, minimize planned downtime, and continue to deliver value to our customers as efficiently and as seamlessly as possible. The right candidate will have strong hands-on release experience in a fast-paced software or systems development environment.

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

*Your Role:*

* Drive the end-to-end pipeline process - for multiple, weekly planned releases, and unplanned hotfix releases.

* Drive the end-to-end pipeline process for infrastructure, DR, and configuration deployments.

* Proactively identify technical or process improvement opportunities, and partner with delivery teams or integration stakeholders to implement them.

* Represent release priorities and align team members through rapid changes.

* Communicate plans, status, and issues within the delivery teams and to Stakeholders.

* Maintain a focus on high risk changes going out in a release, and steps taken to mitigate them.

* Continuously improve the automation release processes and strengthen the definition of release readiness.

Qualifications: *Minimum Skills & Experience:*

* 5+ years in release management

* A Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline preferred.

* Development experience: Have worked with Java, Python, Ruby, Go, PHP

* Development with ansible, puppet, or pearl script (a plus)

* Experience with CI/CD pipelines and tools (GitHub Actions, GitLab, Jenkins/Hudson, Rundeck, Travis, CircleCI, etc.)

* Experience with fast and agile release cycles.

* Above average ability to multi-task and keep multiple threads in progress simultaneously.

* Above average ability to exercise flexibility to quickly change priorities when needed.

* Sufficient level of technical aptitude to effectively communicate with Engineers and draw attention to technical risks or challenges. Understand how code is built and constructed into a CI/CD pipeline

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Must be willing to work evenings and weekends when needed.

* Stellar verbal and written communication skills.

* Effectively communicates within Engineering as well as with non-technical teams.

* Able to adjust communication style to communicate with individual Engineers as well as C-level leaders.

* Keeps calm under pressure, maintaining a disciplined approach to communication even in urgent situations.

* Has developed successful strategies for influencing and motivating others

* Thrives when given an opportunity to build something from scratch

* Able to focus on the trees, while still considering the forest

* Experience with Agile methodologies is ideal.

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: 2021-07-17
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