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*Primary Location: *3003 Summit Blvd, Irvine, CA, US*Division: *Cox Automotive*Job Level: *Executive*Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time*Schedule: *Full-time*Shift: *Day Job*Requisition Number5757VACCINE POLICY: WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS U.S.-BASED JOB (REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED).The Associate Vice President, Software Engineering (Marketplaces) will offer a deep understanding of business and technology, combined with the leadership experience needed to build a high performing software development organization. This role is responsible for the overall direction, strength, profile, output, and excellence of the engineering teams responsible for the Autotrader & Kelley Blue Book Listings Marketplace, Service & Repair, Private Seller, Back-Office platforms and Reporting experiences. This role has a level of interdependencies and is responsible for establishing collaboration and interactions across Product, UX, Architecture, Engineering, and Cox Automotive. The Associate Vice President, Software Engineering will help the company achieve its growth targets through delivery of leading products that are innovative, timely, well-planned, cost effective and based on sound software development practices. Your Role:* Maintain personal technical foundation; staying current with technology concepts, paying close attention to industry trends, going outside of Cox Automotive and our industry to stay abreast of new technologies and trends.* Collaborate with Cross-Functional peers on overall planning, execution, and success of the software development lifecycle for the Autotrader & Kelley Blue Book product lines.* Hire, attract and retain high caliber talent utilizing a mixed talent model of onshore and offshore resources to manage capacity and meet the needs of the business.* Mentor and coach subordinate management staff to both improve overall department performance, develop succession planning and ensure leadership throughout the organization.* Continuously improve processes, specifically product engineering methodology, to reduce cycle times, improve deliverable quality, and establish a world-class team and performance.* Partner with Architecture to maintain, progress and establish application maturity and appropriate levels of resiliency to ensure quality systems and uptimes. * Partner with the Business and Product Management teams to refine the vision and strategy for our products and deliver on business expectations while anticipating future growth needs and work with the team to address.* Track and report on the key performance indicators related to maintenance, product development, platform performance and platform stability. Perform analysis and take action toward improvement.* Perform strategic systems planning and set the direction for the department through consistent leadership, motivation, and direction* Oversee budgeting of teams including hardware to support projects, staffing, facilities, and tools for software development. Qualifications: * Experience managing a 75+ member team of engineering professionals* Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Science/Technology based discipline. MBA or relevant Masters Degree preferred.* Background and experience in Consumer facing online experiences and Automotive a plus* 15+ years of experience with a variety of technology platforms, including migration and evolution of platforms; high availability applications and high-performance applications is a must.* 7+ years of technology and software engineering leadership experience in a complex and fast-paced business environment with exposure to a variety of technologies and solutions.* 5+ years advanced people management skills with the ability to lead, mentor and develop software engineering organizations.* Deep understanding of technology industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices.* Experience managing a mixed talent model of onshore / offshore resources* Working ability to set project schedules and deliverables, manage budgets and contracts.* Proven expertise at motivating and managing technology leads in planning, developing and communicating industry-leading solutions.* Proven ability to inspire and maintain a positive atmosphere of innovation and success across a diverse team of engineers; ensuring that your team embodies the shared values of the company.* Comfortable defining the strategy and leading through change* Excellent written and verbal communication skills Who We Are*About Cox Automotive*Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto. *About Cox *We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at 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]( is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals 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. Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. 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