Software Architect

Cox Automotive


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Job Number 1617267


Description is currently looking for a Software Architect to join our Web Platform Engineering team in Burlington, VT or Dallas, TX.

Our Teams: At, we offer the chance to do your best work and lead the digital revolution of the auto industry with gusto. Our Engineering professionals are energetic influencers who have built a world-class software platform, for auto dealers, from the ground up. Collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons to sprint reviews and scrum teams, you’ll be immersed in an environment that nurtures individualism, creative problem-solving, and intellect. Job Summary:

Do you have a passion for empowering teams to architect, engineer, operate and scale solutions that transform the way that the world buys, sells and owns cars? Do you want to lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams driving the architectural vision of the platform that powers some of the largest automotive manufacturers and dealer groups in the industry? Are you one of those rare technologists with the communication, collaboration, and leadership skills to help guide major initiatives to success? Do you believe that great Architects empower teams to thrive in an Enterprise Agile software engineering practice?

As a Software Architect you will join the software architecture team for our Web Platform. You will build consensus and drive collaboration through servant leadership across software engineering scrum teams. In the role of Software Architect, your ability to connect technology with measurable business value will be critical to your success in this role. You will need to be comfortable and proficient working in full stack development.

In the Software Architect position, you should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges as well as being an excellent communicator across the enterprise. You will lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams, driving the architectural vision of the platform that powers some of the largest automotive manufacturers and dealer groups in the country. In this position, you will empower software engineering teams to thrive working in an Enterprise Agile Environment.

Technologies we use: Java, JavaScript, MVC, XML Web Services, Spring and Grails Frameworks Your Role:

  • Collaborate across business, engineering and product stakeholders to drive holistic technology implementations while maintaining a constant focus on delivering client value
  • Lead the application and software/solution architecture practice across engineering scrum teams while exposing project and solution related architectural issues to the wider architecture team
  • Lead and participate in the conceptual phases of identifying and solving business problems and initiatives
  • Facilitate integration, alignment and excellent communication within the solution group and across the enterprise
  • Work with other architects and senior technologists to curate and maintain a technology portfolio for the group that is aligned with the goals of the enterprise
  • Provide educational/mentoring resources to architecture and engineering teams
  • Define and evangelize design, modeling and continuous delivery methodologies in an Enterprise Agile environment
  • Consult with architecture, development, infrastructure and operational teams to address issues relating to application architecture, such as performance or availability, and recommend solutions
  • Work across the solution group to evaluate emerging technologies, and drive the evolution of current technologies, defining a road-map which increases the value of technology to the business, while collaborating with architects across the enterprise to accelerate learning
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Required Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.S. or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years total software development experience required
  • 8 - 10 years of experience with technical design for enterprise level projects

What We Look For:

  • Experience in the implementation of design and architectural processes in an Enterprise Agile environment spanning multiple geographic locations
  • Experience designing and implementing applications with highly optimized and scalable architectures
  • Strong Java skills and object-oriented design experience, including working knowledge of the * Java web technology platform, applied use of design patterns, and MVC technologies
  • Strong database development skills including a solid understanding of database technologies, as well as logical and physical data modeling
  • Knowledge of session management, object relational mapping, XML web services, and agile development methodologies desired
  • Experience with Spring and Grails Frameworks is a plus
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to client locations
  • Strong presentation and communication skills

About us:, a Cox Automotive Brand, provides market leading digital solutions for automotive retail including connected advertising, websites, and managed services. Through innovation and collaboration, our professionals develop state-of-the-art workflow solutions to automotive retail challenges.

Why Cox Automotive Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.