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*Primary Location: *5700 Broadmoor St, Mission, KS, USA*Division: *Cox Automotive*Job Level: *Director/Senior Director*Travel: *Yes, 15 % of the Time*Schedule: *Full-time*Shift: *Day Job*Requisition Number: *218527The Sr. Director of Architecture leads a team of Release Train Architects and is a core member of a Delivery Stream. This person is responsible for nurturing an architecture strategy that improves the quality, simplicity, and time-to-market of software products while working collaboratively to create the architectural vision for the Delivery Stream and supporting team members responsible for executing it.The Sr. Director of Architecture is a servant leader who can effectively foster an environment of trust, collaboration, and high-performance. This person must knock down technical, cultural, or organizational impediments, mentor senior technical staff, and collaborate with other architecture and engineering leaders to develop a healthy organization. As a member of the Delivery Stream leadership team, the Sr. Director of Architecture works with counterparts in Engineering and Product Management to define, plan, and execute the product engineering work for their Delivery Stream, with a focus on guiding the architecture of the software and solutions towards the architectural vision. The Sr. Director of Architecture collaborates with stakeholders across the company to ensure that the solutions delivered meet both business and technical objectives and are aligned with the long-term technology roadmap. Reporting to the AVP of Architecture for the Portfolio, the Sr. Director of Architecture is a part of the broader CAI-wide architecture practice, and participates in developing prescriptive patterns, standards, and target-state architectures for the enterprise. The Sr. Director of Architecture and the Architects within their organization play a strategic leadership role in guiding engineering teams toward appropriate architecture and engineering capabilities, including but not limited to: Building Cloud Native applications leveraging AWS services and migrating existing capabilities to AWSSolutioning and delivering on a set of shared capabilities to power current and next-generation productsDriving toward a Services First approach in support of these shared capabilitiesLeveraging continuous delivery tools, patterns, and practicesUsing the set of shared Architecture artifacts, including Well-Architected Reviews, Cookbooks, and Architecture Decision Records, to drive toward desired future-state architecturesPRIMARY DUTIES/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Serve as the Architecture leader for the Delivery Stream, in partnership with Product, Engineering, and Business leadership * Inform Delivery Stream members of architectural and technical risks in the systems, advocate for non-functional requirements, and set the architectural direction, long-term vision, and guiding principles* Frame technical or architectural alternatives in business terms, clearly articulating both business and technical implications of various options* Understand the overall Cox Automotive Architecture standards and opinions* Champion sound architectural solutions and effectively advocate for them at an executive level * Manage technical debt and advocate with Product and Engineering for its retirement * Drive creation, adoption and reuse of enterprise technology assets * Works through a team of Release Train Architects, technical architects, and other Directors and Managers in her/his organization to provide architectural stewardship for the software products of the Delivery Stream.* Through a team of Release Train architects, provide technical leadership and mentoring to the entire Delivery Stream product engineering staff (typically between 100 and 200 team members). * Contributing to the larger Cox Automotive Architecture Teams shared artifacts and knowledge base Qualifications: * BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience* 12+ years of relevant experience with at least 7 years experience in a leadership role* 10+ years experience in full development life cycle and significant experience in delivering applications and architecture services in a production environment * 5+ years experience in the implementation of structured design and architecture processes in a corporate environment. * Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices * Experience with cloud-native architectures or compatible architecture patterns * Demonstrated proficiency in at least three of the following areas: business architecture, application architecture, data architecture, technical/infrastructure architecture, security disciplines, or operational disciplines. * Exemplary consulting skills and a track record of applying these skills as a practicing architect. Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels. * Exemplary relationship skills and with a track record of being a trusted advisor. * Great time management and a passion for delivering on commitments. * Understanding and past experience in development and project management processes and methodologies including common roles, responsibilities, and key deliverables. * Proven leadership, influence, and mentoring skills. * Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements.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 Dealer.com, 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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