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Software Engineer II

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

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 13693 S 200 W, Draper, Utah
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Xtime , a brand of Cox Automotive , is currently looking for a Software Engineer II with programming skills in AWS, Python or comparable language to join our successful team in Draper, Utah or Austin, TX.   

Our Teams:  

At Xtime, we offer the chance to do your best work and to help lead the digital revolution of the auto industry. Our Software Delivery teams are energetic influencers who have built a world-class software platform, for auto dealers, from the ground up. Collaboration is woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons to sprint reviews and scrum teams, you’ll be immersed in an environment that nurtures individualism, creative problem-solving, and intellect. 

The Job:  

Your role as Software Engineer II at Cox Automotive involves managing, supporting, and facilitating infrastructure operations for building software systems. This role requires a unique blend of software development and IT operations experience, where you'll work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the reliability, quality, and performance of our cloud-hosted applications. The successful Software Engineer hire must be a self-starter capable of analyzing the infrastructure needs for the supported team(s), make recommendations, as well as implement the technical operations needs for the assign team. 

Your Role:  

  • Develop and standardize release pipelines for critical systems, ensuring smooth and efficient deployment processes that minimize downtime and enhance overall system reliability. 

  • Propose and implement new cloud-first technologies in AWS to continuously improve system reliability, scalability, and performance, keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and best practices. 

  • Measure and optimize system performance, utilizing a range of monitoring and diagnostic tools to identify areas for improvement and proactively address potential issues. 

  • Respond promptly and effectively to emergency incidents, employing rigorous incident response protocols to minimize impact and restore normal operations as quickly as possible. 

  • Manage change effectively, ensuring that all system changes are carefully planned, tested, and implemented in accordance with established change management procedures. 

  • Support process improvement initiatives, identifying opportunities to streamline and automate operational workflows to enhance efficiency and reduce manual intervention. 

  • Monitor key SRE metrics, logs, traces, latency, traffic, errors, saturation, and service level objectives, utilizing data-driven insights to drive continuous improvement and optimize system performance. 

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of DevOps and SRE principles, applying them effectively in daily operations to promote collaboration, transparency, and shared responsibility across cross-functional teams. 

  • Actively contribute to an agile culture of ongoing knowledge sharing, continuous training, and relentless improvements, participating in team meetings, workshops, and training sessions to enhance your skills and expertise. 

  • Provide constructive feedback and code reviews, collaborating with colleagues to ensure that software code is of the highest quality, adheres to best practices, and meets performance and security standards. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and 2 years' experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a Master's degree and up to 2 years' experience; or 14 years' experience in a related field. 

  •  Working experience in software development  

  • Experience with Terraform, AWS, Scripting (Python or shell) 

  • Previous SRE or DevOps experience required.  

  • Working experience of scripting and configuration tools 

  • Working knowledge of delivering products in an engineering, operations, or release role 

  • Working knowledge of development lifecycle methodologies (e.g. waterfall, agile, iterative) 

  • Working knowledge in analysis, design, and programming 

Preferred skills: EKS, Docker, Jenkins, GitHub, GitHub Actions. Other skills and environment: Agile, TDD, Java, React 

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 includes a base salary of $85,500.00 - $128,300.00. 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.


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! 


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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