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Sr Software Engineer

Cox Automotive

Irvine, CA
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Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Sr Software Engineer
JobID: 175860
Category: Information Technology, Development
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


Job Purpose
We are seeking a software engineer with over 5 years of experience to work with a team to design and develop new products or enhance existing ones using .NET technologies, including c# and MVC, and AWS, with desire to work on both front and backend of the application. In this capacity, the individual will work with various cross-functional teams including Product, UX, Ad Operation, Web Analytics and Product Intelligence to design, implement, deploy and sustain KBB products.

Key Responsibilities
Agile Planning
  • Works with Product Management to understand the challenges that customers and end users face in their day-to-day work and partner with them to design viable solutions.
  • Recommends viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
  • Foresees capacity requirements for component usage and identifies limitations.
  • Provides input into story sizing, backlog grooming, and release planning.
Product Development
  • Contributes to product and solution designs to address critical issues and complex problems.
  • Builds software applications across multiple platforms in response to the needs of stakeholders.
  • Understands technical architecture and writes software and automated tests that are aligned with agreed upon standards. 
  • Performs trouble-shooting efforts and investigations when necessary.
Application Support
  • Provides ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products.
Advice and Guidance
  • Actively works with less experienced software engineers providing technical guidance and oversight.
Emerging Technology Monitoring
  • Actively participates in the engineering community, staying up to date on new software technologies and best practices and shares insights with others in the organization.


Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Over 5 years of experience using .Net technologies
  • Working experience in coding within multiple technology stacks but be proficient in C#, MVC,
  • Experience with AWS and cloud technologies
  • Proficient in web development technologies including JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Json
  • Working experience in Microsoft SQL databases, development and troubleshooting
  • Working experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • Working experience realizing applications from conception and design, to implementation and support
  • Knowledge in IIS server architecture and configuration
  • Working experience with application lifecycle methodologies (e.g. agile, iterative) 
  • Working experience in analysis, design and programming 
  • Experience with single page application (SPA) and mobile web development.
  • Experiences with DVCS (Distributed Version Control System), preferably GitHub and Mercurial. 
  • Knowledge of automation tools and test driven development methodologies
  • Experiences with high traffic and high availability web projects.
  • Experiences writing semantic HTML5/HTML and CSS3/CSS.
  • Experiences with common front-end web libraries (Angular, Bootstrap, etc.) and debugging tools (Firebug, Fiddler, etc.).
  • Experiences with Adaptive/Responsive development techniques (Device Atlas, Bootstrap, etc.).
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in front-end and backend architecture, including performance, accessibility and usability.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Responds to production performance issues and sees those performance issues through resolution.
  • Performs deep performance related diagnostic troubleshooting / analysis.
  • Makes performance recommendations to developers based on results and code identifications.
  • Communicates performance analysis to stakeholders and suggests applicable changes. 
  • Identifies workflows and system characteristics to be performance tested and monitored. 
  • Defines performance benchmarks and SLA’s.
  • Writes, debugs and executes code used in performance/monitoring efforts.
  • Analyzes test results to identify issues, and works with architects and developers to suggest improvements and drive issues to resolution. 
  • Analyzes production monitoring metrics to trace back to test results and offer suggestions for areas performance improvements.
  • Works with team to ensure quality and standardization of performance test plans, scripts, and results.
Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications
  • Working experience with performance and monitoring tools (e.g. Load Runner, Web Page Test
  • Working experience of software development (e.g. C#, Java, C++)
  • Working experience of cloud technologies in AWS
  • Working experience in software performance engineering in a large-scale environment
  • Working experience with diagnostic tools such as Dynatrace, App Dynamics
  • Working experience optimizing website performance with strong knowledge in networks, browsers, content delivery, etc. 
  • Working experience in identifying system bottlenecks, architectural risks, and issues
  • Working experience writing parameterized and data driven scripts
  • Working experience in a variety of relational DBMS data structures including writing SQL statements to extract data from databases (SQL Server preferred)
  • Working experience with source code control systems
  • Knowledge of functional automation testing and tools

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

About KBB
Since 1926, Kelley Blue Book has been one of the best-known names in the auto industry. Today, extends the tradition, with trusted values and a reputation for innovation, including resources to help you research, price and shop for the car you've been looking for.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Irvine-195 Technology Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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