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Lead Software Test Engineer

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time,
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Automotive is seeking a  Lead Software Test Engineer  to join our Central Dispatch team. This is a hands-on testing role that will lead and conduct Quality Engineering activities in an Agile team/environment supporting Data Platforms applications across the enterprise.

Our Teams: 

 Cox Automotive is the market leading provider of technology services to the automotive industry. Our engineering organization takes pride in building innovative products that make our customers successful. We are passionate about building great software while having fun doing it. The result is an award-winning culture in which everyone is approachable, ideas are judged on their merits, and healthy, empowered people drive transformative technology. 

What You’ll Do:


  • Partner with analysts, product owners, business customers, and developers to understand functional and technical requirements and business processes.

  • Provide estimated work efforts for testing on Strategic projects, Enhancements, and KTLO.

  • Partner with fellow quality engineering resources.

  • Be a top-talent Lead

  • Drive results with minimal supervision and mentor team

  • Take the lead on difficult defect detection, problem-solving, and troubleshooting


  • Lead the Quality Assurance efforts for the development team, ensuring the delivery of reliable and defect-free software products.

  • Develop and implement effective test strategies, plans, and test cases to validate software functionality, performance, and security.

  • Design, develop, and maintain automated test scripts using industry-standard automation tools, frameworks, and languages.

  • Continuously improve the test automation framework and test suites to enhance test coverage and efficiency.

  • Collaborate closely with the development and product teams to understand requirements and user stories to ensure comprehensive test coverage.

  • Perform thorough testing of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes, both manually and through automation.

  • Identify, isolate, document, and track defects throughout the testing process using issue tracking tools.

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure testability, quality, and adherence to coding standards.

  • Mentor and guide junior members of the QA team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Investigate and analyze test failures, working closely with developers to resolve issues and improve product quality.

  • Execute test cases that may include functional, system, regression, integration, and end to end.

  • Provide accurate metrics and status on testing progress.

  • Certify readiness of testing deliverables.

  • Continuously gather feedback on the testing process and refine our approach to deliver robust quality solutions and delight our customers.

  • Apply advanced knowledge of testing solutions, methodologies, and techniques to ensure quality is baked into all testing deliverables.

  • Exhibit a growth mindset while learning innovative technologies and techniques

  • Create efficiencies with the testing process to minimize delivery time and standardize delivery


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 6 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 4 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 1 year of experience; or 18 years’ experience in a related field

  •  Proven experience as a Quality Assurance Engineer or similar role, with a strong focus on test automation.

  • Hands-on experience with automation tools such as Selenium, Appium, or similar.

  • Solid programming skills with proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably .NET C#.

  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms, particularly Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Strong understanding of software testing methodologies, testing types, and best practices.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.

  • Ability to work in an agile development environment, collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Experience working within cross-functional teams.

  • Understanding of both Software Development Life Cycle and DevOps best practices such as Agile methodologies and Continuous Integration/Delivery for distributed services

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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