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Software Architect (AWS)

Cox Automotive

Austin, TX
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Software Architect (AWS)
JobID: 1714188
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for an experienced AWS Cloud Architect to join our team in Austin, TX.

Job Summary:
As an AWS Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for designing complex distributed systems in the cloud.  You will work with development teams to create migration plans for their existing applications. The Cloud Architect must have a strong focus and understanding of .NET and C#, AWS services, software architectural patterns, and best practices towards developing software in the cloud.  You will explore new technologies and patterns to see how they can be used to improve our code base, and work with teams to implement your designs.  To be successful in the role of Cloud Architect, you must be able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced agile environment.  This position requires strong leadership, design, and communication skills to effectively work with management, team members and business contacts.

Technology We Use:
AWS, .NET, .NET Core, C#, ASP.NET, SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, NHibernate/Fluent NHibernate, Entity Framework Core, Dapper, Memcached, Nuget, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, ExtJS, jQuery, JS libraries/frameworks, ElasticSearch, TeamCity,  HTML, CSS, Docker

Your Role:
  • Collaborate with the assigned delivery team or teams.  Work with the teams to design migration plans to AWS for their existing applications, and correctly design new systems for the cloud.  Participate in their planning and design processes.  Be a contributor to those team’s efforts.  Drive those teams towards improving the code in their portfolio.
  • Collaborate with members of other cloud enablement or operational teams within the organization, to adopt and promote best practices, and economies of scale.
  • Take on individual projects driven by the Architecture team.  These may be efforts to develop new patterns or libraries related to cloud systems, or cross-team efforts that the Architecture team needs to drive to pull in those patterns or technologies into our code.
  • Stay up to date with latest technologies and patterns related to cloud software and AWS, and disseminate this knowledge.
  • Architect, design, document and develop new systems or maintain existing systems based on specifications.
  • Act as technical resource for an agile scrum team and actively participate in the project planning, sprint planning, daily scrum, and sprint review.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge and ensure the quality of the assigned applications, functional areas or projects
  • Mentor Software Engineers through the software development process and lead them in technical problem solving and troubleshooting


Required Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years architecting software solutions in AWS
  • Minimum of 6 years professional experience writing solutions with object oriented programming languages (C#, Java, C++, Objective-C)
  • Minimum of 1 year designing for and working with container technologies (Docker, etc.
Nice to Have:
  • 3 years professional experience in C#
What We Look For:
  • Experience architecting systems to make the best use of AWS, to maximize the productivity of our development teams
  • Experience with a variety of databases, including relational and document stores.
  • Utilizing progressive design patterns that make use of serverless technologies, dynamic scaling, eventing models, cost optimizations, platform services, and more
  • A defensive mindset.  You design systems such that “Murphy’s Law” has minimal, infrequent impact.  Problems that would result in a loss of data or a service interruption are planned for in advance
  • Aggressive self-development.  You don’t wait for a need to learn; you need to learn all the time
  • Ability to maintain focus on what’s important.  You identify and deliver core value for our customers, which drives our bottom line.  You aren’t distracted by “recreating the wheel,” just because you can.
  • Experience consuming and creating web services in a .NET environment.
  • Experience building and implementing scalable applications that use modern design patterns and practices
  • Ability to turn high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and be flexible to adapt to changing requirements
  • High energy, confident, ambitious and self-motivated individual.
  • Must be an effective communicator
  • Willingness to mentor Software Engineers
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience
Team Summary:
The Architecture team has 3 main purposes. 
  • Align with delivery teams to design reusable, maintainable, and extensible solutions as they deliver customer value.
  • Drive our teams towards improving our code base. Help them understand and choose new technologies when appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and patterns.
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.

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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

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-TX-Austin-10415 Morado Circle

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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