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Senior Product Manager, Platform Integration

Cox Automotive

Austin, TX
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Senior Product Manager, Platform Integration
JobID: 1715149
Category: Product Management and Strategy
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time



The Senior Product Manager develops and delivers solutions based on defined business and customer strategic vision and objectives. It is the Product Owner who helps interpret the vision of the business and technology stakeholders and maintains clarity for the development teams.

Product Owners work with Business Owners, Technology Partners and a cross-functional team, which consists of a Scrum Master, Business Analyst(s), Developers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage one or more of Cox Automotive, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies. The Product Owner will manage the development effort to deliver enhancements using the strategic vision as well as key performance indicators established for the product.

Additionally, the Product Owner is a Subject Matter Expert for their products, capabilities and services and provides guidance as necessary to others about their application. For certain development efforts, it may be necessary to coordinate with other Product Owners to deliver on a vision that crosses multiple portfolios.

This role requires a high-level technical understanding of consumer internet/enterprise space and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Product Owners must work closely with others across the business both inside and outside of the Technology organization and must be able to clearly communicate with individuals and groups having varying levels of expertise in Technology. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, make appropriate product decisions quickly and be co-located with their team to ensure accessibility by the team.


  • Lead product management for platform, architecture, and integration
  • Work at the strategic level while generating bold and innovative ideas for achieving mission and vision
  • Product Ownership of business requirements, collaborate with others to craft solutions/documentation and represent client needs in project delivery
  • Partner with Business Owners to understand product requirements and work with the team to determine viable development strategies, deliverables, and release dates
  • Monitor product, tools and services in order to drive the business aspects of demand, customers’ user experience, return-on-investment (ROI), and satisfaction of original (business & technical) requirements
  • Partner with Business owners and technology partners to create business roadmaps that ensure direction and productivity over time
  • Evolve current products, services and capabilities to become an industry leader in this area
  • Make timely and effective decisions and produces results through effort generated by strategic and tactical planning and the effective implementation of projects, products, programs and scalable processes.


·         5+ years of product management experience in the consumer internet or enterprise software space

·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related fields

·         A keen, flexible and aggressive intellect with superb conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills

·         Strong analytical skills—ability to make decisions based on data, intuition & experience

·         Strong business awareness and acumen

·         Experience managing business requirements for product development, product specifications, understanding of milestones and deliverables, and other project documentation

·         Self-directed problem solver with a demonstrated ability to organize & prioritize

·         Excellent people, teamwork, and customer service skills

·         Ability to work directly with customers to understand how they use the provided applications

·         Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively

·         Flexible and creative thinker with the ability to define business tradeoffs, generate out-of-the-box solutions and manage uncertainty

·         Proven track record of bringing new products to market and successfully scaling up

  • Ability to understand and frame risks and issues and communicate their impacts as pertains to the product roadmap and defined priorities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative problem-solving environment and synthesize strategy, plans, and solutions.

·         Strong experience in Agile/ Scrum process




·         3+ years of experience as a product manager/founder managing platform or integrations product

·         MBA or similar advanced degree

·         Previous experience in software development management, or technical/solution/enterprise architecture

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 Cir

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Team Lead/Supervisor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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