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R202442792

Principal Architect

  • 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:

  • 5700 Broadmoor St, Mission, Kansas
  • Burlington VT
  • Irvine CA
  • Atlanta GA
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Description

The Principal Technical Architect is responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet non-functional (e.g. performance, security, and operational considerations) requirements in support of a given initiative. The Technical Architect plays a role in establishing architectural vision and direction, architects technical solutions, provides advice and guidance, monitors emerging technologies, and in technology evaluation and selection.

Key Responsibilities:

Architecture Vision and Direction

  • Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize reuse of technology.
  • Facilitates technical design reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards, and consistency across organizational and design boundaries.

Technical Architecture Development

  • Develops the logical and technical architecture for project and platform initiatives, and collaborates with project teams to realize them.
  • Identifies necessary non-functional requirements (performance, security, operational concerns) and participates in the development of conceptual architecture.
  • Evaluates technology, security, performance, availability, and interoperability requirements and produces high level design deliverables that enable development teams to produce products that are flexible, scalable, and secure.
  • Recommends options for the resolution/prevention of technical debt and to facilitate rapid development and implementation. Develops and executes test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical development, and where possible, makes recommendations for improvement. Contributes performance, security, and operational items to backlog of development team.

Advice & Guidance

  • Provides technical guidance and oversight, acts as a point of escalation and serves as a technical expert on projects.
  • Communicates technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to delivery team and other stakeholders. Mentors on business knowledge, technology, and career guidance.
  • Assists in the identification, analysis, and resolution of technology infrastructure problems.

Emerging Technology Monitoring

  • Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal applications of technology to meet business needs.
  • Recommends improvements to processes and technology that improve the effectiveness of the team.
  • Conducts Proof of Concept for feasibility studies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or 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 PhD and 5 years' ; or 22 years' experience in a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in full development life cycle and significant experience in delivering applications and architecture services in a production environment.
  • 7+ years of experience in the implementation of structured design and architecture processes in a corporate environment.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience, with a track record of increasing responsibilities.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of software engineering and familiarity with various technologies such as Node.js, Java, C# and JavaScript. Build Software with API first approach using service-oriented or event-driven architectures. Practical experience in delivering software and services leveraging cloud infrastructure such as AWS.
  • Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices.
  • Experience with cloud-native architectures or compatible architecture patterns.
  • Experience with large data set analysis and advanced ETL practices.
  • Exemplary consulting skills and a track record of applying these skills as a practicing architect. Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels.
  • Deep experience in breaking solution plans down into iterative deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability in applying lean architecture principles in an agile product delivery environment.

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 $156,200.00 - $260,400.00. 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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