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Principal Technical Architect (AWS Cloud Solution)

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: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *213314
Cox Automotive is currently looking for an Architect to join our Cloud Business Office organization. The position can be based in Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX or Burlington, VT.

The AWS Cloud Solution Architect is responsible for the architecture of cloud-based implementations that drive Cox Automotives transformation of the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. This architect will be a key leader in the transformation of Cox Autos systems into modern cloud-based designs, by helping Engineering teams to quickly determine their best approach for migrating their platforms (re-architect, re-factor, re-host, etc.) and their optimal designs, cloud native where ever possible.

The AWS Cloud Solution Architect is an architectural servant leader who effectively coaches and guides teams to deliver well architected platforms into the cloud. The AWS Cloud Solution Architect is also responsible for identifying key re-usable patterns, working with the appropriate platform Engineering teams to produce & support, and then encouraging their adoption where needed. A focus on blending functional and non-functional (e.g. performance, security, efficiency, and operational) requirements is required. This person plays a leadership role in establishing architectural vision and direction, drives platform technical and solution architectures, provides advice and guidance, monitors emerging technologies, and is a key influencer in technology evaluation and selection. They are focused on the "greater good" of the organization, acting with humility as they shape and mold the Cox Automotive Cloud Platform, combining the best from the industry with the innovations of our Cox Automotive Product Engineering teams. They are also responsible for attracting, leading, developing and retaining talent and must have exceptional communication skills. This position will require travel up to 25% of the time.

Team Overview:

This position will report into the Cox Auto Architecture organization, specifically into the Cloud Business Office responsible for migrating platforms into the cloud and providing stewardship of tools, processes and underlying platforms needed for Engineering teams to run and deliver software in the cloud.


Work with Engineering teams to understand their local software product delivery tools and processes and to create solutions for integration of those into the enterprise pattern set.

Own resolution of complex, impactful and/or frequently recurring architecture questions, with reference implementations where feasible. Measured by minimal time spent by Engineering teams awaiting architecture decisions.

Develop and promote enterprise design patterns to help Engineering teams implement well-architected workloads in the cloud. Measured by minimal re-work from Engineering teams and optimal scores against the five AWS Well Architected Framework pillars.

Provide comparative cloud run cost guidance for proposed designs, and coach Engineering teams to do the same. Measured by optimal cloud platform run cost.

Work with Tech Arch Practice Leads and Release Train Architects to develop and refine cloud adoption patterns and plans as appropriate for their respective business portfolios. Participate in respective team meetings where possible to stay in sync on needs and approaches.

Own the master list of cloud products, features and patterns available for Engineering teams to utilize. This will include the current maturity disposition (i.e.. emerging to retirement). Also track teams experimentation with these products and features so-as to ensure harvest and sharing of their results.

Communicate technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to Engineering teams and stakeholders, thru blogs and other sharable forums.

Evaluate emerging cloud products for use within Cox Auto, and provide feedback to vendor product teams as needed to provide our most-needed features. Conduct POCs for applicability as needed.

Facilitate technical design reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards, and consistency of critical patterns across organizational and design boundaries, and mentor Engineering and Architecture team members to do the same.

Provide technical guidance and oversight, and act as a point of escalation for difficult and critical cloud-based system design decisions. Recommend options for the resolution/prevention of technical debt against the Well-Architected Framework

Build a positive working environment and culture of learning. Ensure the program teams overall morale and productivity continually improve.

Work with key stakeholders to help prioritize work based on several variables including: value-add, ROI potential, and impact on technical resources.

Qualifications: Deep understanding of software delivery and automated CI/CD processes so-as to help Product Engineering teams make most effective use of the cloud for custom-developed software.

Status as Certified AWS Solutions Architect (or demonstrable equivalency)

Bachelors degree in Computer Science degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education, with Masters or advanced degree desired

10 years+ of working experience as a practicing architect with 3+ years of experience with architecting and engineering AWS cloud-based solutions.

Significant working experience architecting, engineering and operating cloud native solutions, establishing and leveraging Platform as a Service capabilities, ideally on Amazon Web Services.

Working experience as a Technical Lead on large-scale software implementations with design and hands-on development using open-source based frameworks

Effective verbal and written communicator

Proven leadership and collaboration skills

Public speaking and industry involvement are highly desirable and encouraged.

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: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-07-12
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