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Lead Software Engineer

Atlanta, GA, USA | Cox Communications

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Cox Automotive is currently hiring an experienced Lead Software Engineer (Python, AWS, APIs, and Nodejs) to join our team in either Irvine, CA, Dallas, TX, or Atlanta, GA.

The Team

We are responsible for creating and operating solutions for the data needs of all of Cox Automotive as part of the Cox Automotive Data Solutions Group.Our specific domain is Vehicle Description and Valuations. We make it easier to correctly list, advertise, and represent vehicles online. Our customers need accurate vehicle descriptions with the correct details for Year, Make, Model, and Trim. We output data models from our data science team to aid product pricing with an nth degree of variables. Whether we are writing code to decode a VIN number, or sifting through vehicle data to integrate more accurate information in vehicle descriptions our engineers have fun doing it. We enjoy collaborative software design sessions and writing fault-tolerant Python-based solutions, centralizing data repositories with APIs, and working across the Cox Automotive footprint.

The Role

You will work on creating products that deliver data to business units across Cox Automotive such as Kelly Blue Book, Autotrader, and Manheim Auto Auctions. These include APIs with traffic in the hundreds to a few thousand requests per second and processes to produce data sets for export. You will also work on web application tooling used internally for reviewing, creating, and managing parts of this data. 

 As a Lead Software Engineer at Cox Automotive you will:

• Build solutions exclusively using AWS technologies and offerings including SNS and SQS, S3, DynamoDB, Lambda Functions, Athena, Aurora, Glue, and Firehose.

• Have end-to-end ownership of solutions, from participation in clarifying requirements to collaborating on architectural design, technical documentation, programming, manual and automated testing, building, deploying, validating, monitoring, and after-hours rotating operational support.

• Take an active role in identifying and prioritizing opportunities for investment in the technical, non-functional requirements of the system.

• Learn and become familiar with a supporting platform built using Circle CI, Nomad, Consul, Vault, Kong, using Docker containers and Lambdas, and adhering to patterns described by 12 Factor App Methodology

• Participate in evaluations of new technologies, platforms, frameworks, and techniques, collaborating with your peers to help shape the direction of the engineering group.

• Take responsibility for building and evolving our engineering culture of excellence across multiple teams, leading by example and mentoring less experienced engineers.


• Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job.  

• Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

• 7 years of professional experience in software development

• Professional experience with:

• Python or node.js

• RDBMS experience, including schema design and performance optimization:

• CI/CD pipeline delivery and pipeline automation experience

• Experience developing test coverage for applications

• Experience with Production Monitoring tools like cloud logs, metrics, application/DB analytics for debugging, performance optimization, and maintaining SLAs.

• Experience designing and building UIs with a modern framework (React, Angular, vue.js, Ember) with knowledge of how it differs from its alternatives

• Demonstrated ability to lead team members, gain trust, and facilitate discussions of competing ideas

• Experience mentoring and growing the processes and capabilities of their team and the individuals on it

What We Look For

• Openness to feedback and the ability to creatively adapt multiple ideas into a solution

• Ability to take direction at the level of problems to solve and provide options and direction on potential solutions

• Analytical skills and the ability to break complex and challenging problems and defects down until they become actionable

• Familiarity with producing technical writing including high and low-level diagramming techniques

• A desire to succeed as a team and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and growth of all team members; including;

• Mentorship – both formal and informal

• Collaboration

• Sharing knowledge

• Experience with lean methodologies

• Public speaking skills

• Teaching or tutoring experience

• Familiarity with Terraform, Ansible, and patterns of Infrastructure as Code

• Experience with non-relational data stores, especially Elasticsearch and DynamoDB

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s 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, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve 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.We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow.

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). 

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer – All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s 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.  

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