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Software Architect

Cox Automotive

Mississauga, ON
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Software Architect
JobID: 1711075
Category: Engineering, Development
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


The Software Architect leads the software architecture for the release train and is passionate about building new products, enhancing existing products, translates the client's business requirements into specific systems, technology solutions and integrations. This individual initiates / leads architectural and technical design activities of an individual project or product. Works within the program team and closely with the portfolio and scrum teams as well as external partners/vendors, is able to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges as well as being an excellent communicator across the enterprise. Provides transparency and builds a collaborative culture. Works independently on smaller size projects and achieves aggressive business deadlines with a very high standard of quality. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Brings initiative and activity, good judgment, and foresight of future issues. Act as a change catalyst.

Your Role:

  • Collaborate across business, engineering and product stakeholders within the scrum team, program and portfolio teams to drive holistic technology implementations while maintaining a constant focus on delivering client value.
  • Lead application and software/solution architecture practice across engineering scrum teams while exposing project and solution related architectural issues to the wider architecture team.
  • Lead and participate in the conceptual phases of identifying and solving business problems and initiatives.
  • Facilitate integration, alignment and excellent communication within the solution group, and across the enterprise.
  • Work with other architects and senior technologists to curate and maintain a technology portfolio for the group that is aligned with the goals of the enterprise.
  • Provide educational/mentoring resources to architecture and engineering teams.
  • Define and evangelize design and modeling methodologies in an Enterprise Agile environment.
  • Consult with architecture, development, infrastructure and operational teams to address issues relating to application architecture, such as performance or availability, and recommend solutions
  • Work across the solution group to evaluate emerging technologies, and drive the evolution of current technologies, defining a roadmap which increases the value of technology to the business, while collaborating with architects across the enterprise to accelerate learning.


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years total software development experience required
  • 5 - 10 years of experience with technical design for enterprise level projects.
  • Experience in the implementation of design and architectural processes in an Enterprise Agile environment spanning multiple geographic locations.
  • Experience designing and implementing applications with highly optimized and scalable architectures.
  • Strong .Net skills and object-oriented design experience, including working knowledge of the web technology platform, applied use of design patterns, and MVC technologies.
  • Strong database development skills including a solid understanding of database technologies, and logical and physical data modeling.
  • Knowledge of session management, object relational mapping, XML web services, and agile development methodologies desired.
  • Willingness to travel to client locations.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer dot com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: CA-ON-Mississauga-2700 Matheson Blvd E

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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