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Lead Software Engineer

Cox Automotive

Sacramento, CA
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Lead Software Engineer
JobID: 1718508
Category: Engineering
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time



The Lead Software Engineer writes and maintains code within applications and systems to implement capabilities and features, improve performance and maintainability, while reducing technical debt in alignment with product and technology roadmaps. The Software Engineer plays a role in Agile planning, providing advice and guidance, and monitoring emerging trends. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to the individual team members, applying technical and professional expertise to resolve issues, support and mentor team members, foster a collaborative culture and drive thought leadership.
  • Provide the project team with support and guidance on project specific processes, procedures, tools, training, and techniques
  • Act as technical point of contact for the project, responsible for delivery of required technical information
  • Collaborates with manager in strategic planning and execution of initiatives
  • Provide technical assessment of the impact of any changes to product requirements
  • Running workshops on technical aspects of products.
  • Identifying and reporting assessed risks and potential solutions to management.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • 8 – 10 years of working experience
  • Working experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • Working experience realizing applications from conception and design, to implementation and support
  • Working experience in coding within the full technology stack
  • Working experience with application lifecycle methodologies (e.g. agile, iterative) 
  • Thorough understanding of software design and development including Object oriented analysis and design, and application architecture
  • Working experience with software development tools such as Visual Studio, Subversion, Accurev, JIRA, JIRA Agile, experience with Git highly preferred 
  • Working experience with Object Oriented Programming 
  • Knowledge and experience with various design patterns
  • Working experience with RDBMS including writing SQL statements (SQL Server preferred)
  • Working Experience with programming and scripting languages including: C#, ASP.Net, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Working experience with Object Relational Mapping (ORM layer)

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-CA-Sacramento-9750 Goethe Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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