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Senior Director Architecture (F&I)

North Hills, NY, USA | Cox Communications

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Senior Director of Architecture is a leader who can effectively foster an environment of trust, collaboration, and high-performance. This person must knock down technical, cultural, or organizational impediments, mentor lead technical staff, and collaborate with other architecture and engineering leaders to develop a healthy organization. They should have a passion for learning how new technologies and patterns can deliver software to our customers.


 


Reporting to the AVP of Architecture for the Solution Group, the Senior Director of Architecture is a part of the broader CAI-wide architecture practice, and participates in developing software-aligned products, platforms and patterns that can be used across Cox Automotive.


 


The Senior Director of Architecture and the architects that are a part of their team will play a strategic leadership role in guiding engineering teams toward next-generation architecture and engineering capabilities, including but not limited to:


Building Cloud Native applications leveraging AWS services

Leveraging continuous integration and delivery tools

Applying a Services or API First approach to building applications

Using event-based or messaging-based architectures

Delivering multi-tenant applications

Implement proof of concepts, frameworks or libraries

Ability to remove technical obstacle


Responsibilities: 


Serve as the Architecture leader for the business in partnership with Product, Engineering, and Business leadership

Set the technical architectural direction, long-term vision, and guiding principles; ensure that this vision is aligned with the CAI enterprise technology strategy 

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

Champion sound architectural solutions and effectively advocate for them at an executive level

Champion technology- and architecture-related investments, advocate for the priority of this work with Product, Business, and Engineering counterparts 

Manage technical debt and advocate with Product and Engineering to create and execute appropriate risk mitigation and debt-reduction strategies 

Drive creation, adoption and reuse of enterprise technology assets

Lead a team of architects, who provide architectural stewardship for the software products delivered by the business


Qualifications:


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

5+ years experience in the implementation of structured design and architecture processes in a corporate environment

5+ years of leadership experience, with a track record of increasing responsibilities

Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices

Experience with cloud-native architectures or compatible architecture patterns

Demonstrated proficiency in at least three of the following areas: business architecture, application architecture, data architecture, technical/infrastructure architecture, security disciplines, or operational disciplines. 

Exemplary consulting skills and a track record of applying these skills as a practicing architect. Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels. 

Exemplary relationship skills and with a track record of being a trusted advisor. 

Great time management and a passion for delivering on commitments. 

Understanding and past experience in development and project management processes and methodologies including common roles, responsibilities, and key deliverables. 

Proven leadership, influence, and mentoring skills. 


SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH: 


Delivering API programs providing services to both internal and external clients

Leveraging domain driven design principles to support legacy re-platforming efforts

Designing message-based interaction models to support distributed data across the enterprise

Structuring applications to enable continuous or zero-downtime deployments

Supporting Python development teams working in a larger, polyglot environment

Other technologies:


Large RDBMS (Oracle and/or SQL Server) for OLTP

NoSQL technologies, including document databases and search engines

Data warehousing and reporting technologies

Event stream processing

Open security standards (OAuth and OpenID Connect)


Nice to have: React, Native mobile development


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 


Financial industry experience highly preferred

Knowledge of the Automotive industry and platforms specifically around Dealership operations


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