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R202441487

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:

  • 6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Description

This position provides leadership, coordination, and management of a multi-million dollar Cox Automotive Value Stream .  This role is accountable for the value stream operations, delivery processes, and multiple Release Trains that are responsible for Cox Automotive agile product delivery.  These activities include but are not limited to, quarterly planning, coordination of epic backlog creation and roadmapping, removing impediments, mitigating risk, driving continuous improvement, managing dependencies, and reporting progress across the value stream.  This role facilitates decisions with executive level teams across Product, Technology, Architecture and Business leadership, creating alignment across all levels of the agile delivery framework.  The Release Train Engineers will report into this role, so it is also accountable for the successful delivery of quarterly product and engineering commitments, as well as the performance of the Release Train Engineers.

  • Manage and optimize the flow of delivery through the value stream and into the respective release trains

  • Establish a cadence and facilitate quarterly and epic planning sessions

  • Facilitate value stream prioritization of epics

  • Publish epic plans for visibility and transparency

  • Assist with execution and epic completion tracking

  • Manage value stream progress and provide ongoing visibility to portfolio

  • Facilitate periodic retrospective meetings

  • Assist with priority recommendations by facilitating epic value and tradeoff discussions

  • Resolve/escalate impediments; help manage risks and dependencies across value streams and release trains

  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution within the value stream team and stakeholders

  • Encourage team collaboration and influence teams to take positive action and accountability for assigned work

  • Collaborate with other value stream stakeholders to ensure strategy and execution alignment

  • Manage, coach, mentor, and motivate direct reports

  • Drive continuous improvement

  • Encourage and participate in continuous integration and communities of practice around scaled agile and Lean  Engineering and Quality Practices

  • Provide input to development and refinement of the scaled agile framework

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • 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

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

  • 2+ years of experience leading SAFe agile teams, or equivalent program and project management experience on large complex technical projects/programs

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading teams

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong leadership, facilitation, influencing, negotiation, mentoring and personnel management skills

  • Experience with business support software applications such as MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Visio, and Access) required


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 $142,100.00 - $236,800.00. 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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