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Principal Technical Architect

Company name
Cox Automotive, Inc.

Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 08,2019

Valid Through
Apr 23,2019

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Principal Technical Architect','190322','','Cox Automotive','!*!Cox Automotive is hiring a full-time Principal Technical Architect for our vAuto office in Austin, TX.Cox Automotive offers the chance to take a leading role in the

digital revolution of the automotive industry.  We are on a journey to

transform our product portfolio into a broad offering of reusable microservices

delivered via containers in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry

leading user experiences that customers love. Principal architects are the

technology change agents delivering this modernization and innovation.  They

are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions for key Cox

Automotive business domains including vehicle valuation, acquisition, pricing,

inventory movement, and merchandising.


As a Principal Architect for Inventory Software Solutions (ISS)

that includes our flagship products vAuto and HomeNet, you will drive the

design of next-generation Cox software-as-a-service applications including

owning the success of

Cloud native

applications in AWS 

Application modernization

to microservices


rationalization that consolidates back end systems and duplicative


Business, product, and

engineering collaborations

Technical standards


New technology adoption

Meeting performance,

availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability and security SLAs



Serve as a technology

thought leader

Own the modernizations

and innovations of a Cox Automotive ISS domain

Champion technology and

architecture-related investments, advocating for the priority of this work

Define solution

architectures aligned to business needs in collaboration with product and


Facilitate collaborative

design discussions and drive design reviews

Partner with product to

envision future features and help plan development sequences

Serve as a technical

subject matter expert to engineering

Assist with the

development of architecture standards

Assist with improving

architecture practices

Assist with governing

software development to ensure satisfaction of non-functional requirements

Build software

prototypes to validate architecture approachesBuild software prototypes to assess emerging

technologies','','','!*!10 years of experience in software development for mid-size to large corporations5 years of working experience as a solution or technical architectLeadership QualificationsAt ease advocating for technical solutions and enjoy the challenge of influencing others Ability to write high quality blog posts and technical documentation Interest in representing Cox Automotive in industry through conference presentations Ability to serve as a technology mentor, facilitating the growth of Cox Automotive colleagues Ability to manage conflict and maintain productive working relationships Technical QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or relevant industry experienceAbility to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teachingSQL and NoSQL database technologiesAWS, GCP or Azure services and solution architecturesREST API design and microservice implementationObject-oriented design and common patternsDistributed systemsDocker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies.Net Core and/or a willingness to become an expertAutomotive industry experience and/or a willingness to become an expert About vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand:vAuto, Inc. is an industry leading innovator and provider of automotive software solutions. Since the company was founded in 2005, vAuto has launched several first-in industry innovations, including its current suite of solutions that deliver a better way to price, appraise and stock pre-owned vehicles. We are a fast-moving technology company specializing in web & mobile application solutions for the Automotive Industry.Top Workplaces in Austin and 360 walkthrough','!*!About Cox Automotive Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit  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 Automotive','US-TX-Austin-10415 Morado Circle','','Regular','Individual Contributor','Day Job','','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Principal Technical Architect

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Cox Automotive, Inc.
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Company Profile
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands that together provide end-to-end digital marketing, wholesale and commerce solutions for customers large and small. Our goal is to simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximize value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.

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