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Lead Technical Architect

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6325 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214259
Do you have a passion for helping to deliver world-class software solutions? Would you like to do this using the newest computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping an organization understand application architectures and integration approaches, architect advanced cloud-based solutions, and launch the build-out of those systems? Are you one of those rare technologists with the communications, consultative, and leadership skills to help guide major projects to success?


If the answer is "Yes" and you meet the qualifications, then the Client Solutions Delivery architecture team would like to talk to you!!


The Lead Technical Architect is responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet non-functional (e.g., performance, security, and operational considerations) requirements in support of a given initiative. The Lead Technical Architect plays a role in establishing architectural vision and direction, architects technical solutions, provides advice and guidance, monitors emerging technologies, and in technology evaluation and selection.


The right individual would balance product solutioning with hands-on technical capabilities and extend broader leadership capabilities to a larger community of software engineers, in order to align everyone to a shared technology direction and strategy.


This role involves tight collaboration with business stakeholders, teams, customers, and third-party stakeholders in defining the technology infrastructure, decomposition into components and subsystems, and the definition of interfaces between subsystems. While providing a general view on solution architecture, they enable those who implement value by empowering them to make local decisions in order to provide a faster flow of value and better economics.


Key Responsibilities

Architecture Vision and Direction




* Contributes to the technology strategy by identifying, assessing, and recommending external trends in technology, technology solutions, and methodologies.

* Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles, and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize the reuse of technology.

* Facilitates architecture reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards, and consistency across organizational and design boundaries.



Technical Architecture Development




* Develops the logical and technical architecture for project and platform initiatives and collaborates with project teams to realize them.

* Identifies necessary non-functional requirements (performance, security, operational concerns) and participates in the development of conceptual architecture.

* Drives alignment between Enterprise Architecture, Technical Architecture, and business needs.

* Participates in application rationalization and the development of application architecture roadmaps.

* Evaluates technology, security, performance, availability, and interoperability requirements and produce high-level design deliverables that enable development teams to produce products that are flexible, scalable, and secure.

* Recommends options for the resolution/prevention of technical debt and to facilitate rapid development and implementation.

* Develops and executes test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical development, and where possible, make recommendations for improvement.

* Contributes performance, security, and operational items to a backlog of the development team.



Advice & Guidance




* Provides technical guidance and oversight, acts as a point of escalation, and serves as a technical expert on projects.

* Communicates technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to the delivery team and other stakeholders.

* Mentors on business knowledge, technology, and career guidance.

* Assists in the identification, analysis, and resolution of technology infrastructure problems.



Emerging Technology Monitoring




* Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal applications of technology to meet business needs.

* Recommends improvements to processes and technology that improve the effectiveness of the team.

* Conducts Proof of Concept for feasibility studies.



Strategic Sourcing




* Oversees and facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology, as well as the design of standard configurations for a particular project.





Qualifications:

* 5 years experience in the full development life cycle and significant experience in delivering applications and architecture services in a production environment.

* Proficiency in AWS Technologies (AWS certification preferred)

* Proficiency in .NET and Microsft Server technologies

* Basic familiarity with front-end web development

* Prior experience in the implementation of design and architecture processes in an Enterprise Agile environment.

* Prior experience in IT architecture roles in large-scale, complex IT environments

* 2 years of leadership experience

* A solid understanding of the solutions architecture of consumer-scale web solutions, distributed systems integration, and cloud computing platforms is strongly desired.

* Strong communication and presentation skills

* Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or related field, OR equivalent work experience



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: 2021-05-24 Expires: 2021-07-22
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