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Product Manager

Cox Automotive


Location:
North Hills, NY
Date:
11/23/2017
2017-11-232017-12-23
Job Code:
1716860
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Product Manager
JobID: 1716860
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

The Retail Platform-Core Domain product team provides common platform components that enable an integrated and consistent foundation for all Cox Automotive solutions, including AutoTrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, VinSolutions, and Xtime.  As a Product Manager / Product Owner, you will work with Agile cross-functional teams responsible for both new product development and enhancements to existing products through the entire product lifecycle, from inception, through development and testing, to launch and support.  You will define and prioritize product backlogs to optimize customer value and align with the Cox Automotive vision.  You will collaborate and communicate with customers and stakeholders at all levels and across teams to drive initiatives to successful completion.

Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with 2 Agile product development / software engineering teams responsible for developing and launching platform application and components.
  • Lead the full product lifecycle from research and design through development and launch.
  • Work closely with clients and customers, other Product Managers, Architects, UX, Operations, Customer Support, and other stakeholders to build the product backlog.
  • Proactively prune, prioritize and maintain the product backlog so that each successive iteration can be planned clearly and efficiently.
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers to align backlogs and roadmaps across teams, departments, business units, and release trains.
  • Define, prioritize, and clarify features, user stories, and testable acceptance criteria.
  • Articulate business value of incoming work and tradeoffs between options to ensure teams have clear vision and well-define goals.
  • Act as subject matter expert on products, services, and capabilities.
  • Develop relationships with customers to better understand and advocate their needs.
  • Collaborate with Architects to ensure products and services are secure, performant, and highly available. 
  • Collaborate with Operations to ensure appropriate monitoring, alerting, incident management, and problem resolution for products and services.
  • Participate in product team iteration planning, release planning, and coordination of dependencies.
  • Coordinate go to market activities with Sales, Marketing, Legal, Operations, Support, and other departments as needed.
  • Lead and participate in various Agile ceremonies including sprint reviews, stakeholder meetings, daily Scrums, backlog grooming, and retrospectives.
  • Ensure delivery of business value to our customers and Cox Automotive.
  • Consistently manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Maintain and improve professional and functional knowledge.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related field, or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Advanced degrees a plus.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in a software development organization required.
  • Product Manager / Product Owner experience a plus.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) required.
  • SAFe experience and Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO) a plus.
  • Experience with Agile productivity and management tools (e.g., Rally, VersionOne, Jira, Trello, etc.) a plus
  • Working knowledge of internet technologies and modern, cloud based software architectures and components required. 
  • Experience with single signon (SSO), identity & access management (IDM, IAM), authentication and authorization, and application programming interfaces (APIs) a plus.
  • Experience partnering with design teams and guiding UX a plus.
  • Strong communication, planning, critical thinking, and organizing skills required.
  • Must be able to analyze data, solve problems, make decisions, and continuously improve.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints.
  • Automotive industry experience a plus.


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®, Dealer.com®, 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 www.coxautoinc.com.



Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-NY-North Hills-3400 New Hyde Park Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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