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Software Build Engineer

Cox Automotive

Sacramento, CA
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Software Build Engineer
JobID: 1710821
Category: Engineering
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


Job Summary:
The Build / Release Engineer works closely with the Deployment Manager, Build Engineers and key business stakeholders to manage software build, release and configuration management processes, in a hands-on capacity. Key to the position is the deep understanding of SDLC, Software Configuration Management, Change Management, and Release Management.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates implementation of system changes with functional teams to determine priorities, and schedule new builds.
  • Performs code promotions and merges code between streams.
  • Performs software builds & troubleshoots and resolves complex infrastructure and build related issues. 
  • Execution and troubleshooting of SQL scripts.
  • Tests & verifies correct function of resolved defects (a/k/a “smoke tests”)
  • Assists with development of tools and processes to improve and automate workflow.
  • Ensures that development and QA teams are following set code promotion and JIRA issue ticket process flows. 
  • Works with local and Corporate JIRA Admin to ensure that the team is up to date on JIRA training and provides JIRA issue resolution support. 
  • Performs releases to Production Systems on a monthly basis. 
  • Documents current release management processes. 
  • Manages multiple tasks and work according to criticality and prioritization to meet departmental goals and client SLA requirements


Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with release management processes and tools.
  • Aability to prioritize multiple activities and objectives in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-directed with limited guidance and independent thinking as well as an effective team player.
  • Understanding of common software failures and faults.
  • Analytical with attention to detail a must.
  • Desirable to have experience of knowledge of: Unit & system integration testing, XML, HTML and JavaScript.
  • Experience with Source Control Tools such as Accurev & GIT.
  • Experience with Build Automation Tools such as Jenkins.
  • Experience with change management tools such as JIRA.
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Windows, web applications and relational databases.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python. 
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and processes.

About Cox Automotive


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: 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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