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Technical Architect

Cox Automotive


Location:
Irvine, CA
Date:
06/21/2017
2017-06-212017-07-20
Job Code:
176909
Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Technical Architect
JobID: 176909
Category: Information Technology, Development
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Technical Software Architect to join our Media Analytics Product group in Irvine, CA.

Our Teams:

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. Our architects are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions that benefit the auto buying public, dealers and manufacturers. Collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do.  At Cox Automotive, you’ll be immersed in an environment that values your teamwork and collaborative problem-solving skills while still nurturing your individualism.

Job Summary:

Do you have a passion for empowering teams to architect, engineer, operate and scale solutions that transform the way that the world buys, sells and owns cars? Do you want to lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams driving the architectural vision of the platform that powers some of the largest automotive manufacturers and dealer groups in the industry?  Are you one of those rare technologists with the communication, collaboration, and leadership skills to help guide major initiatives to success? Do you believe that great Architects empower teams to thrive in an Enterprise Agile software engineering practice?

As a Technical Software Architect you will join the software architecture team for our Media Analytics Product group. You will build consensus and drive collaboration through servant leadership across software engineering scrum teams. Your ability to connect technology with measurable business value will be critical to your success in this role. You will need to be comfortable working across a variety of technology stacks both on-premises and in the cloud. You should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges and act as an excellent communicator across the enterprise. You will lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams, empowering them to thrive.

Technologies we use:

Development languages/frameworks: Scala, Java, Spark, Akka, Kafka, AWS EMR, Vertica, Spring, JavaScript.

Amazon: AWS SDK, with emphasis on deploying solutions in EMR, Elastic Beanstalk, ElastiCache, S3, and AWS cloud-native architectures.

Devops Tools: NewRelic, Sumo, Jenkins, InfluxDB, Grafana, PagerDuty

Your Role as a Technical Architect:

  • Collaborate across business, engineering and product stakeholders to drive holistic technology implementations while maintaining a constant focus on delivering client value
  • Lead the 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, modeling and continuous delivery 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
  • Mentor scrum teams with best DevOps practices
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.S. or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years total software development experience required
  • 5+ years of experience with technical design for enterprise level projects
  • 3+ years of experience with technologies for large volume data processing

 

What We Look For:

  • Experience in the implementation of design and architectural processes in an Enterprise Agile environment spanning multiple geographic locations
  • Experience designing and implementing high volume event processing pipelines, using tools such as Spark and Kafka.
  • Strong Scala or Java skills and functional programming experience.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS technologies, both IaaS and PaaS, with a focus on highly scalable cloud-native architectural patterns, especially EMR, Kinesis, and Redshift
  • Experience with devops tools and culture.
  • Strong database development skills including a solid understanding of database technologies, as well as logical and physical data modeling. Experience with massively parallel, distributed analytics database systems a plus.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to other Cox Automotive offices (1-2 times per quarter).
  • Strong presentation and communication skills

 

About us:

Cox Automotive provides market leading digital solutions for automotive retail including connected advertising, websites, and managed services. Through innovation and collaboration, our professionals develop state-of-the-art workflow solutions to automotive retail challenges.



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 Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 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.



Organization: Cox Automotive

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

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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