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Principal Architect

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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* Principal Technical Architect *
There are plenty of people in the world who accept the way things are.   Youre not one of them and neither are we.  We are Cox Automotive and our people are working together to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of our time.
Were on a journey to build out new direct-to-consumer experiences as well as APIs for automotive retailers that will revolutionize how they operate.  Our engineers and technologists are quite literally changing the way people buy, sell, and use cars.  With operations across five continents and brands like Autotrader and Kelly Blue Book in our family, we have the reach to make this transformation happen in new and exciting ways.  From browsing to test driving, purchasing to servicing, the positive change we envision for the automotive industry is being driven by our software innovations.  Weve got some of the most robust data in the industry, so our big data insights can lead to some amazing creations.
And now, were working on creating a future that is autonomous, connected, electric and shared. And you, my friend, could make this a reality.  All while working in an environment where we lift each other up and share a deep commitment both to our people and to our purpose of building a brighter future for the next generation.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of?  Well, we have an opportunity that would put you at the heart of the digital revolution taking place in the automotive industry.  The role is * Principal Technical Architect * .  Its currently a work-from-home role and will eventually transition back to our corporate campus. 
If this sounds exciting to you, keep reading - weve got more to share!
* What Youll Do *
As you can imagine, this is a role that will keep you busy, as we take charge to create the future of automotive.  Here are a few of the highlights in terms of responsibilities and opportunities to shine:

* Youll set the release train architectural direction, long-term vision, and guiding principles.
* Youll take part in the planning, definition, and high-level design of our products, and join forces with other release trains to identify dependencies and opportunities for integration.
* Youll offer guidance to our engineers and technical architects, while championing smart, forward-thinking solutions across the organization.
* Youll identify the required architectural runway, teaming up with product and engineering counterparts to make certain it is prioritized and delivered.
* Youll study technical and architectural options, ensure they align with our business strategy, and work within the trains financial framework to validate the economic impact of our design decisions.
* Youll establish the critical non-functional requirements at the release train level.
* Youll align our community of software engineers and product owners to a shared technology direction and strategy.
* Youll keep a watchful eye out for opportunities to partner with other areas of Cox Automotive so we can promote the strategic development and re-use of shared capabilities. 
* Youll empower implementation teams to make local decisions that provide a faster flow of value and better economics.
* Whats In It For You? *
Really good question, and we have some good answers that we hope you like.
   We want you to feel cared for and respected (like you do with our customers), and that starts with Coxs highly competitive pay and other compensation perks (401k + company matching, comprehensive medical benefits, etc.).  We also offer discounted Cox services, tuition reimbursement for academic pursuits, adoption assistance, paid time off to volunteer, childcare and eldercare resources, pet insurance and much more.
   Good work should be rewarded, and not just with a healthy paycheck.  And while we may be innovation obsessed, we never forget that we are human powered. So, its our goal to make sure you feel recognized for your contributions.  Its also important to work alongside colleagues who get you.  At Cox, youll find a workplace where relationships are crafted with care and successes are celebrated with high fives. We strive to create an environment where you can do you, and everyone from leadership to new hires can support and feel supported.
   We know youre always looking for growth and the opportunity to learn new things. At Cox Automotive, youll have all kinds of opportunities to expand your expertise and grow your skills in ways that will challenge and empower you. And in the future, you may have the opportunity to drive innovation in other sectors where the Cox family of brands operates like cleantech, health care and esports.  
 Youll work alongside fantastic people who want to see you succeed.  We know none of us is as smart as all of us, and we strive to bring out the best in everyone. Our beliefs, our ways of working and lifting each other up, our knowledge, and our commitment to people and purpose all form a cultural fabric that is remarkably flexible, but extraordinarily strong.
 Youll also get to work with a wide range of products and technologies across the Cox Automotive ecosystem, allowing you to have a hands-on experience in transforming an industry.  We dont believe in limitations, only possibilities. Our technological capabilities combined with your wisdom and wizardry will allow us to grow the good and drive incredible innovation.
* Who You Are *
You bring unique talents, positive energy and diverse experiences to every challenge you take on. Youre a person who places the highest premium on the relationships in your life (relationships with loved ones, co-workers, customers and the communities where you live and work). Here are a few additional tidbits that describe you:

* Youve got your bachelors degree in a field related to this opportunity, with at least 10 years of relevant experienceor an equivalent combo of education and work-related experience. 
* Youve also got 5 years of experience as a solution or technical architect and 10 years in full development life cycle, with some strong expertise in delivering mission-critical applications and services.
* Technologies like SQL, NoSQL, Node.js, Java, React, and JavaScript/TypeScript are all in your sweet spot.
* Youve got experience with architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices, and you know how to apply them in a large-scale, ever-changing environment.
* You also understand cloud-native architectures, and how to deliver software and services that include features like AWS. 
* Youve got an impressive track record in building software with an API-first approach, using things like serverless tech, containers, and distributed architectures.
* Consulting is squarely in your comfort zone, and youve proven it in the past as an architect. 
* Youre a capable communicator - on the page and in person, not to mention during presentations. 
* You know how to engage with people to have meaningful, effective dialogues, regardless of their role within or outside of Cox.
* While not a requirement, wed welcome any experience in the auto industry. 
* Apply now to join the Cox family of businesses! *

About Cox Automotive At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. Whats more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 
About Cox Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 
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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](/en/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. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.
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: 2022-11-02 Expires: 2023-02-02
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