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Senior Product Owner

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

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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The Cox Automotive Data Marketplace team is hiring a Senior Product Owner to join our team.  In this pivotal role, you’ll spearhead the onboarding of new data sets into the Data Marketplace, while also shaping a comprehensive data catalog for our customers. The Data Marketplace is the way we allow users to discover data across the enterprise, share data in a centralized data repository, and access data required to meet business goals and build exciting new products and services. The Senior Product Owner will define user stories, prioritize the team backlog, contribute a solid understanding of end users and their needs, and identify future capabilities to improve the experience of onboarding new data to the Data Marketplace. Expect frequent engagement with end users at all organizational levels—business, analysts, data scientists, and technology teams. Your adept organizational and interpersonal skills will provide guidance to teams about data acquisition patterns, provide product guidance and prioritization to the engineering team, ensure seamless communication by keeping consumers informed about timelines, addressing any issues, and ensuring timely delivery, and providing input to the Data Marketplace Release Train for product and process improvements. 

Job Duties

  • Lead an operational engineering team to onboard new data offerings onto the Data Marketplace and market the new offerings through our Data Marketplace Storefront.

  • Craft descriptions and provide insight into pertinent attributes for new data sets with data suppliers to improve consumer search experience.

  • Coordinate with data suppliers to set delivery expectations and identify potential risks.

  • Coordinate with data suppliers to sunset discontinued data offerings or migrate consumers to new ones when available.

  • Own, prioritize, and maintain a working backlog for an operational engineering delivery team.

  • Accept and review completed stories with a focus on quality.

  • Provide input and conceive ideas for enhancing product performance and shaping product roadmaps.

  • Provide consulting guidance to teams on the most appropriate data acquisition pattern for each use case.

  • Serve as the “voice of the customer” to the delivery team by representing and reinforcing the customer’s perspective throughout the ingestion process.

  • Act as the subject-matter expert for the Data Marketplace to external stakeholders and customers.

  • Communicate new ingestions through release notes and speak to exciting new data offerings to stakeholders and leadership.

  • Communicate status, risks, and requirements to leadership and partner groups.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with consumers and suppliers of data for the Data Marketplace across Cox Automotive.

  • Settle disputes between parties effectively and for the best of Cox Automotive; be autonomous and make decisions without oversight when appropriate.


  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and 4+ years of experience. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 2 years of experience; a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience; or 8 years of experience in a related field.

  • 3+ years of experience organizing work and onboarding clients on to a technical product

  • Experience organizing and executing multiple projects at a time.

  • Demonstrated experience working with highly technical teams working on cloud data engineering or within the domain of data or analytics platforms to onboard new clients.

  • Proven ability to be self-directed and operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. 

  • Creative thinker with an open mind to learn and explore new areas and to develop and recommend opportunities and solutions.

  • Demonstrated effective leadership by earning trust, respect, and fostering the development of self-organizing teams.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities; ability to give clear and consistent instructions to team members required.

  • Ability to communicate ideas, alternatives, and solutions with distributed teams. 

  • Passionate about solving data management problems.

  • Enthusiastic about what you do and use that to help motivate diverse groups. 

  • Ability to handle multiple issues concurrently and effectively navigate high-pressure situations.

  • Automotive experience is a plus.

  • Preferred experience working in an agile environment.

  • 10%+ time travel requirement.

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 $88,300.00 - $147,100.00. 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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