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Senior Lead Software Engineer

  • Remote
  • Full time,
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • Sacramento CA
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Cox Automotive Corporate Services, LLC

Senior Lead Software Engineer

Job Description

Senior Lead Software Engineer positions offered by Cox Automotive Corporate Services, LLC (Sacramento, CA). Provide functional technical guidance and direction, project management, and mentorship to junior engineers who are responsible for writing and maintaining code within applications and systems and coordinate the implementation of capabilities and features and the improvement of performance and maintainability.  Define architectural standards, tools, and methodologies to ensure technical consistency and quality across the company’s functional applications.  Identify, adapt, and apply new technologies that can help improve systems overall.  Collaborate with senior members of development / functional departments across the company to share experiences and knowledge and to identify ways to simplify and integrate products.  Liaise with management on the development of software engineering governance / performance management processes.  Functionally lead efforts of junior engineers to provide input to story sizing, backlog grooming, and release planning, to perform troubleshooting and investigations when necessary, and to write software and automated tests that are in alignment with agreed-upon standards.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and 8 years of experience in the position offered or 8 years of experience engineering software.  In lieu of a bachelor’s degree in the aforementioned fields and 8 years of experience as stated, the employer will accept a master’s or foreign equivalent degree in the aforementioned fields and 6 years of experience as stated, or a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in the aforementioned fields and 3 years of experience as stated.  Also requires 3 years of experience:  designing, developing, and implementing highly-scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems; realizing applications from conception through design, and from implementation through support; following agile and iterative application life cycle methodologies; analyzing, designing, and programming software; coding within multiple technology stacks on both front-end and back-end; using Spring, Spring Boot, JPA, and Hibernate; working with database technology; and working with oAuth and identity providers.  Employee reports to office in Sacramento, CA.  Position may work from home, but must live within commuting distance of stated office.

Please apply online at:  Reference job code CAI-0181. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation includes a base salary of $197,003 to $284,200. 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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