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R202440337

Director, Solution Delivery

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, Texas
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Description

As a Director of Solution Delivery, you will take ownership of delivery outcomes for an executive level product and  engineering team. This team owns shaping and delivering on a set of investments. The team will define the high-level problems for the organization to solve and will have total ownership of delivering solutions to those problems. This team will have a laser focus on shaping the organization to achieve business outcomes and will take on the challenges associated with driving an organization to a high performing state. 

Expectations: 

  • Facilitate the creation and delivery of investments by the delivery stream.

  • Drive governance that ensures roadmap alignment, prioritization and trade-offs with business partners. 

  • Establish and maintain operations that support a continuous planning and rolling forecast cycle, with the goal of balancing delivery flexibility with sustainable predictability through first class risk management and other best in class agile program management practices 

  • Coach VP, AVP and Director level team members to collaboratively communicate, identify true root cause of issues, and use business priorities to drive organizational focus. 

  • Maintain impeccable investment (and included capability) hygiene and ensure that all radiated information is reliable, meaningful, and readable. 

  • Drive consistent used of metrics to assess risks to delivery and drive prioritization and decision making 

  • Assess, own and communicate risks and dependencies across delivery streams and portfolios; remove impediments as needed to get work across the finish line. 

  • Identify and implement solutions to issues that address true root cause of issues or clearly articulate trade off when only symptoms will be addressed. 

  • Optimize delivery through systemic process improvements that ultimately reduces waste and errors. Drive full adoption of those optimizations throughout your entire organization using modern change management tactics. 

  • Evolve the adaptability of your delivery stream through the shaping of value delivery and driving full utilization of an information architecture that enables scaled agility and the flexible application of resources to investments 

  • Staff the release train engineer and scrum master roles with team members who possess the characteristics, skills and knowledge to own outcomes at the release train and scrum team levels. 

  • Manage release train engineer and scrum master performance which aligns with the Solution Delivery organization's vision and annual objectives; ensure release train engineers and scrum masters know what outcomes are expected of them and have a current sense of how they are performing against those expectations. Deal with Performance problems in a swift and consistent manner and ensure that every one of your employees occupies the "right role / right level" for their combination of characteristics, skills, and subject matter expertise. 

Who You Are (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 10 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master's degree and 8 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 5 years’ experience in a related field; or 14 years’ experience in a related field

  • 10+ years of professional experience, 3+ years managing and leading employees and complex team efforts 

  • 5+ years of experience leading product delivery teams, or equivalent program and project management experience on large complex technical projects/programs 

  • 5+ yrs. of direct experience successfully driving systemic continuous improvement with software development teams using Scrum or Kanban 

  • Mastery of the SDLC, demonstrated by expertise on the various phases of work associated with software development 

  • Mastery of the Agile framework, demonstrated by expertise on how to achieve the positive outcomes associated with Agile 

  • Demonstrated success resolving inter-team / intra-team conflict and building relationships in a complex team environment 

  • Mastery of industry standard information radiators (preferably Rally; but experience with JIRA, TFS or another standard radiator will be considered) 

  • Advanced skills writing queries and ability to interpret data (strong Excel or Tableau skills are a plus) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Psychology (with work experience in IT organizations) 


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.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a base salary of $156,300.00 - $260,500.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Benefits:

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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! 

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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.

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