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Lead Technical Architect

Cox Automotive
Mission, KS 66202
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*Primary Location: *5700 Broadmoor St, Mission, KS, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *No
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *202101390
We know youve got options as an experienced Technical or Solution Architect, so why work for Cox Automotive? Besides being a privately held company thats been in business over 100 years, Cox Automotive is a respected industry leader. We arent in "maintenance mode." Were innovating and we know our employees are our most valuable resource so we are looking to add to our team in MIssion, KS or Burlington, VT.




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 Enterprise Architecture team would like to talk to you!!




*Job Description:*

The Lead Architect, Marketing & Advertising will lead architecture for the Cox Automotive Marketing Platform, providing leadership, guidance, and support to several Delivery Teams. They work with Engineering, Product, and Business leaders to align Agile Delivery Teams to a common technological and architectural vision of the product under development. They participate in defining the system and subsystems, validate technology assumptions, and evaluate alternatives through hands on prototyping and discovery. They serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering, assist with the development of architecture standards, and champion technology and architecture related initiatives. They frame alternatives in both Technology and Business terms, ensuring that decisions are not made in isolation of their technology implications, and vice versa.




The right individual will balance product solutioning with technical thought leadership, and extend broader support to community of software engineers, in order to align everyone to a shared technology direction and strategy.

This role involves tight collaboration with Engineering teams, Products, and third-party stakeholders in defining the technology choices, infrastructure, subsystems and their interfaces.




*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*






* Set the product architectural direction, long-term vision, and guiding principles

* Frame technical or architectural alternatives in technical and business terms, clearly articulating technical implications of various options

* Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and explore technical alternatives

* Champion sound architectural initiatives and alignment with broad architecture guidelines, effectively advocating for them with teams

* Drive creation, adoption and reuse of enterprise technology assets amongst teams; identify opportunities to create new reusable technology assets and promote them for use at the Release Train, Delivery Stream, Portfolio or Enterprise level

* Analyze technical debt and advocate with Product and Engineering for business-appropriate technical debt handling; contribute to Release Train and Delivery Stream technical debt analysis

* Support Delivery Team Engineers in technology selection and defining subsystems with their interfaces

* Establish critical Nonfunctional Requirements at the team and Release Train level; participate in the definition of others

* Serve as a technology thought leader

* Identify required Architectural Runway in support of upcoming Features/ Capabilities, and where necessary work with Product and Engineering counterparts to ensure that it is prioritized and delivered

* Plan and facilitate AWS Well Architected Framework reviews on a periodic basis, with an eye towards continual improvement

* Assist with improving architecture practices

* Foster overall quality of engineering deliverables





*Qualifications*




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

* 2+ years leadership experience

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

* 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

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



*Technical Qualifications*




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

* SQL and NoSQL database technologies

* AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure services and solution architectures

* Experience with serverless and lambda-based architectures

* REST API design and microservice implementation

* Experience with React, Node.js

* Experience with semantic HTML5/HTML and CSS3/CSS

* Experience with core JavaScript and debugging tools

* Object-oriented design including common patterns

* Distributed systems

* Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies






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: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-07-15
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