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Lead Technical Architect

Cox Automotive

Exton, PA
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Lead Technical Architect
JobID: 1717789
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


HomeNet Automotive, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for an experienced Technical Architect to join our team in Exton, PA.

Job Summary:

The Technical Architect is responsible for designing technology solutions that support the overall Product Technology strategy. The Technical Architect must evaluate project requirements and produce high-level design deliverables that enable project teams to develop products that are robust, flexible, scalable, secure, and that support the strategic initiatives of the enterprise. The Technical Architect must analyze, document and promote standards and patterns that represent the established architectural goals. Technical Architects are also responsible for researching, demonstrating and providing guidance on emerging technologies and industry trends. The Technical Architect must maintain expert knowledge of internal and external systems. Along with strong technical skills, the Technical Architect must have a tenacious desire to learn and understand business principles, concepts and strategy.

Technology We Use:

AWS, .NET, .NET Core, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Entity Framework, Dapper, Couchbase, NuGet, MVC, Web Forms, ReactJS, jQuery, JS libraries/frameworks, TeamCity, Jenkins, Terraform, Splunk, HTML, SASS, Docker, Git, SVN

Your Role:

  • Collaborate with Product Owners and project teams to understand business requirements, project goals and identify appropriate architecture plans

  • 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.

  • Develop high-level estimates in support of business case development

  • Define and document application development principles, standards, and best practices.

  • Advocate adoption of architecture standards such as technical design patterns and canonical data models

  • 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.

  • Evaluate emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal application of technology to meet business needs

  • Stay up to date with latest technologies and patterns related to cloud software and AWS, and disseminate this knowledge.

  • Provide technical thought leadership

  • Drive change, embracing and evangelizing appropriate evolution in IT

  • Communicate clearly, strongly and effectively to small and large groups

  • Share Enterprise Architecture knowledge with project teams, while exposing project-related architectural issues to the architecture team.

  • Mentor technical resources in project teams.

  • Facilitate architecture reviews within the Architecture Governance process

  • Establish yourself as a trusted technical advisor with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Other responsibilities as required to support the company’s growth


Required Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of IT delivery experience, especially in Internet environments

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Technical Lead on large-scale software implementations with design and hands-on development using current Microsoft tools and technologies

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in multi-tier enterprise architecture environments

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with Windows-based operating system environments

  • Thorough understanding of both relational and “no-SQL” database technologies

  • Strong knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, .Net and .Net Core

What We Look For:

  • Experience with XML/JSON, SOAP/REST, WCF and multi-tier distributed systems

  • Experience with architecting and delivering on systems designed for cloud deployment

  • Experience building and implementing scalable applications that use modern design patterns that leverage server-less technologies, dynamic scaling, eventing models, cost optimizations, and more

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong ability to take abstract or partially-formed ideas and break them down into discrete tasks and drive out requirements and designs

  • Strong development skills – must be able to work “hands-on”

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strong team player who enjoys working in a fast paced atmosphere

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects and organize effectively

  • Self-motivated, directed and passionate about what you do

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives concurrently, and self-manage day-to-day work

  • BS in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent work experience

Team Summary:

The Architecture team has 3 main purposes.  

  1. Align with delivery teams to design reusable, maintainable, and extensible solutions as they deliver customer value.

  2. Drive our teams towards improving our code base. Help them understand and choose new technologies when appropriate.

  3. Stay abreast of new technologies and patterns.

About HomeNet Automotive, a Cox Automotive Brand:

At HomeNet Automotive, we help dealers merchandise and distribute their inventory from one unified platform and seamlessly push this information to their own website and all of their third-party advertising sources. Simply put, HomeNet helps you save time and sell more cars by getting inventory out of your system and in front of online shoppers. Based in Exton, PA, with offices across the U.S., HomeNet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Automotive.

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-PA-Exton-224 Valley Creek Blvd

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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