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Technical Architect, Product Platform

Cox Automotive

North Hills, NY
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Technical Architect, Product Platform
JobID: 1715061
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


The Product Platform Engineering - Core Domain team builds solutions to provide Cox Automotive brands’ common capabilities and shared data to revolutionize the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. On this team you will have the opportunity to do your best work and lead the digital revolution of the auto industry. Our Engineering professionals are energetic influencers and collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons to deeply held Agile values, you’ll be immersed in an environment that nurtures individualism, creative problem-solving, and intellect.

Our Engineers are energetic influencers who thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems, and delivering leading edge software products for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable collaborating within the Agile methodology as part of a cross-functional team, have experience working in fast-paced environments, and who have the passion and skills to take our product offerings to the next level.

As a member of the Engineering organization, you will serve a critical technical leadership role for scrum teams whose mission is to deliver high quality software that provides real value to our clients. You will be leading teams that are responsible for both new product development and feature enhancements of existing products. You will be working closely with Senior Architects to develop new solutions and leading the implementation of new products and existing features. Your role is to uphold and improve the technical deliverables of teams by designing technology solutions, providing and implementing architectural guidelines, analyzing, documenting and promoting standards and patterns that represent established architectural goals.

The Technical Architect must have experience building, migrating and operating applications in the Cloud using Amazon Web Services, and ideally have experience working in the identity management domain. The Technical Architect 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 Enterprise Agile Environment.

Technologies we use:
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Java and/or .NET ecosystems, PingFederate, Cognito, SiteMinder

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
  • Other responsibilities as required to support the company’s growth
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth through example


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field. Advanced technical degree and/or related training a plus
  • 5+ years of development experience and 3+ years of technical leadership experience.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and independently to design, develop and deploy solutions
  • Experience designing and implementing applications with highly optimized and scalable architectures
  • Strong Java and/or .NET skills and object-oriented design experience, including working knowledge of the Java web technology platform, applied use of design patterns, and MVC technologies.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services technologies
  • Strong understanding of industry development, deployment processes and agile development methodologies desired.
  • Knowledge of session management, object relational mapping, XML web services is a plus.
  • Experience with SiteMinder, PingFederate or Cognito is a plus.
  • Experience with DataPower is a plus.

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, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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