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Technical Architect

Cox Automotive

North Hills, NY
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Cox Automotive
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Technical Architect
JobID: 1713065
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


The Technical Architect is responsible for designing technology solutions that support the overall Product Technology strategy. As the Technical Architect, you will lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams, working with Architectural Leadership to drive the architectural vision of the Cox Automotive platform and empowering software engineering teams across the enterprise to thrive working in an Agile Environment.

Your Role:
  • Collaborate with Scrum Teams, Solutions Architecture and Product to understand business priorities and goals and guide engineering through appropriate application of Technical Architecture practice
  • Produce appropriate design artifacts representing desired changes in Technical Architecture
  • Build consensus among technical staff by evaluating potential solutions
  • Facilitate technical design reviews
  • Elicit, articulate and critique functional and system requirements
  • Address system quality attributes relating to application architecture, such as efficiency or availability, and recommend solutions
  • Develop high-level estimates in support of business case development
  • Advocate and enforce adoption of architecture standards such as technical design patterns and canonical data models
  • Define and document application development principles, standards, and best practices. Ensure their adoption and usage
  • Participate in application rationalization, developing multi-year application architecture roadmaps
  • Work with Architects across the enterprise to evaluate emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal application of technology to meet business needs
  • Provide technical thought leadership and guidance for empowering high performing engineering delivery teams
  • Drive change, embracing and evangelizing appropriate evolution in technology and delivery
  • Communicate clearly, strongly and effectively across small and large groups
  • Share Enterprise Architecture knowledge with project teams, while exposing project-related architectural issues to the architecture team.
  • Mentor technical resources in scrum teams, especially Senior and Lead Engineers.
  • Define and evangelize best practice design and modeling methodologies
  • Facilitate architecture reviews within the Architecture Governance process
  • Establish yourself as a trusted technical advisor with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth through example


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years total software development experience required
  • 8 - 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 technical skills and object-oriented design experience, including working knowledge of the web technology platform, applied use of design patterns, Python/Django, javasripts/HTML/CSS, webservices, REST, Oracle/Databases and Linux technologies

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-NY-North Hills-3400 New Hyde Park Rd

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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