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Lead Technical Architect

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

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, Texas
  • Atlanta GA
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Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Lead Technical Architect to join our team!

Cox Automotive offers the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. We are on a journey to transform our product portfolio into a broad offering of reusable services delivered in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry-leading experiences that customers love. Architects are the technological change agents delivering this modernization and innovation. They are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions for key Cox Automotive business domains including vehicle valuation, acquisition, pricing, inventory management, and merchandising.  

As a Lead architect, you will work on designing next-generation customer-facing software-as-a-service applications including contributing to the success of:

  • A mix of modern and legacy applications in AWS  

  • Application modernization 

  • Portfolio rationalization that consolidates system integrations and duplicative platforms

  • Business, product, and engineering collaborations 

  • Technical standards definition 

  • Modern technology adoption 

  • Meeting performance, availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability, and security SLAs 


  • Collaborate on the target state architecture and the value-driven, iterative roadmap for getting there.

  • Identify and communicate  architectural risk and develop mitigation strategies. 

  • Define architecture solutions aligned to target state architecture and collaborate with Product, and Engineering for implementation. 

  • Facilitate design discussions and drive technical design reviews. 

  • Participate in AWS Well Architected Reviews and develop solutions to mitigate risks.

  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering. 

  • Assist with improving architecture practices. 

  • Leverage enterprise, portfolio patterns and standards as appropriate. 

  • Identify and develop enterprise capabilities and look for opportunities to leverage existing enterprise capabilities.

  • Assist with governing software development to ensure satisfaction of non-functional requirements. 

  • Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches and assess emerging technologies. 

  • Drive effective communication between cross-functional teams, including developers, QA, operations, and business stakeholders, to ensure alignment and clarity surrounding architecture decisions and future architecture direction.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders by consistently demonstrating technical expertise, reliability, and a clear understanding of business goals.

Leadership Qualifications  

  • At ease advocating for technical solutions and driving change through influence. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage conflict and maintain productive working relationships. 

Technical Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 6 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 4 years’experience; a Ph.D. and 1 year of experience; or 18 years’ experience in a related field

  • ​Ability to code.

  • SQL and NoSQL database technologies. 

  • AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure services and solution architectures. 

  • REST API design and microservice implementation. 

  • Managing distributed systems. 

  • Docker, Kubernetes, or other container technologies. 

  • .NET Core (preferred) or a willingness to learn. 

  • Preferred: Automotive industry experience.


  • 10+ years of experience in software development for mid-size to large corporations. 

  • Preferred working experience as a solution or technical architect. 

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 $129,000.00 - $215,100.00. 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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