Job Description :

Primary Location: 4615 E Elwood St, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 225283

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our team!

Cox Enterprises is a family-run operation that began nearly 120 years ago. As part of this great family business, we treat our team members and clients like theyre just that — family. This atmosphere has been instrumental to our success and has shaped our willingness to fuel epic innovation, drive unprecedented growth and deliver the mind-blowing, needle-moving, connected experience we promise.

About the Position

The Senior Software Engineer writes and maintains code within applications and systems to implement capabilities and features, improve performance and maintainability, while reducing technical debt in alignment with product and technology roadmaps. The Senior Software Engineer plays a role in Agile planning, providing advice and guidance, and monitoring emerging trends.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the skills and abilities to:

  • Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability.
  • Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy.
  • Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes
  • Influences customers, suppliers, and partners at account level.
  • May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources.
  • Participates in external activities related to own specialism.
  • Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives
  • Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts.
  • Investigates, defines, and resolves complex issues
  • Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools, and applications.
  • Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors work to meet time and quality targets.
  • Maintains an awareness of developing technologies and their application and takes some responsibility for driving own development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the Professional Technology Skills including the ability to:

System Design

  • Control system design practice within an enterprise or industry architecture.
  • Influence industry-based models for the development of new technology applications.
  • Develop effective implementation and procurement strategies, consistent with business needs.
  • Ensure adherence to relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and practices.

Programming/ Software Development

  • Design, code, test, correct and document programs and scripts from agreed specifications, and subsequent
  • Iterations, using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • Take part in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues work.

System Integration

  • Establish standards and procedures across the technology service lifecycle (including the development lifecycle) in the areas of systems integration and testing and ensures that practitioners adhere to them.

Application Support

  • Manage application enhancements to improve business performance

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Come join the transformation!

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

As a Senior Software Engineer at Cox Automotive you will:

Agile Planning

  • Works with Product Management to understand the challenges that customers and end users face in their day-to-day work and partner with them to design viable solutions.
  • Recommends viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
  • Foresees capacity requirements for component usage and identifies limitations.
  • Provides input into story sizing, backlog grooming, and release planning.

Product Development

  • Contributes to product and solution designs to address critical issues and complex problems.
  • Builds software applications across multiple platforms in response to the needs of stakeholders.
  • Understands technical architecture and writes software and automated tests that are aligned with agreed upon standards.
  • Performs trouble-shooting efforts and investigations when necessary

Application Support

  • Provides ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Actively works with less experienced software engineers providing technical guidance and oversight.

Emerging Technology Monitoring

  • Actively participates in the engineering community, staying up to date on new software technologies and best practices and shares insights with others in the organization.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • 5-8 years of working experience in software development and/or testing
  • Backend Qualifications (Required):
    • 5 or more years of hands-on experience with the design and development of REST APIs
    • Understanding of software engineering practices including DevOps practices and tools, API development, micro-service architectures, API Gateways, and SOA frameworks
    • Professional experience with
      • Dev framework - C#
      • .Net framework, entity framework or any similar ORM, .Net Core, Asp.Net
      • Working knowledge of development, testing and deployment of applications to Docker
      • Experience with performing API authentication (OAuth 2.0), Http request validation, Request Logging, Task based asynchronous programming (async/await), interface-oriented programming and dependency injection using .Net
      • Building No-SQL based and SQL CRUD/Joins for SQL backed application
        • Familiarity with TSQL and building SQL CRUD/Joins for SQL backend applications, Entity framework, Linq
  • Frontend Qualifications (Required):
    • 3 or more years of hands-on experience with the design and development of web-based applications
    • Understanding of frontend programming, frameworks, tools and best practices
    • Professional experience with
      • Dev framework - Javascript, Typescript, React JS
      • HTML5, CSS, Flex and Responsive design
      • Redux

What We Look For (preferred):

  • 5 or more years of hands-on experience with the design and development of REST APIs
  • Proven experience with architecture patterns, design patterns and tradeoffs. (multithreading, ddd, database scaling, statelessness, event driven architecture etc)
  • Infrastructure as a code - Serverless (Node.JS, Python), Terraform, AWS CloudFormation
  • Experience with agile methodologies like Kanban (preferred), Scrum, XP, etc. SAFE methodology (a plus)
  • Professional experience with AWS toolset - Lambda, API gateway, SQS, SNS, Kubernetes, EC2, Aurora
  • Experience with logging and monitoring systems like Splunk, Cloudwatch, NewRelic, DataDog
  • History of collaboration with stakeholders, product owners, product support groups

So, are you ready to challenge today and transform tomorrow? Apply now.

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

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 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.

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