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Lead Architect

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionYou will be responsible for architecture in the Core Marketplace team, providing user experiences for external consumers and internal team members, with a focus on Private Seller Exchange, our peer to peer marketplace. You will collaborate with architects, engineering, product, user experience, and agile leaders to establish and scale user experiences with a common technological and architectural vision delivered in the AWS cloud. You will drive the definition of architectural styles and patterns necessary to deliver the functional and non-functional requirements, validate solutions, identify risks and dependencies, and evaluate alternatives through hands-on research, discovery, and prototyping. You will support solution development through providing, communicating, and evolving the greater technological and architectural view of the solution. You will frame solution alternatives in both technology and business terms, ensuring that product and business decisions are not made in isolation of their technical implications, and vice versa.

Architecture Vision and Direction:

  • Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles, and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize reuse of technology.
  • Facilitates technical design reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and consistency across organizational and design boundaries.
  • Assists in the identification, analysis, and resolution of technology infrastructure problems.
  • Mentors engineers on business knowledge, technology, and career guidance.
  • Creates a culture of knowledge sharing and failing forward, providing opportunities for engineers to learn from each other's successes and challenges.

    Technical Architecture Development:

    • Develops the logical and technical architecture for project and platform initiatives and collaborates with project teams to realize them.
    • Evaluates performance, security, reliability, operations, technology, and interoperability requirements and produces high level design deliverables that enable development teams to produce products that are flexible, scalable, and secure.
    • Communicates technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to delivery team and other stakeholders.

      Technology Monitoring & Evaluation:

      • Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal applications of technology to meet business needs.
      • Recommends improvements to technology and processes that increase the effectiveness of the team.

        • Creates proof of concepts to determine the viability of new or different technologies.
        • Oversees and facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology.


          • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education.
          • 10+ years of experience in full development life cycle and significant experience in delivering applications and architecture services in a production environment.
          • 5+ years of experience in the implementation of structured design and architecture processes in a corporate environment.
          • Software development background in modern server-side computing stacks with Java/Spring Boot preferred
          • Software development background in modern browser environments with React based single page app patterns preferred
          • Strong background with AWS Services and offerings with a focus on Serverless patterns
          • Strong background in API design patterns including RESTful APIs, GraphQL, messaging-based APIs and other architectural integration patterns.
          • A solid understanding of the solutions architecture of consumer-scale web solutions, distributed systems integration and cloud computing platforms is strongly desired
          • Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, and concepts.
          • Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels.

            USD 140,800.00 - 234,600.00 per year


            Compensation includes a base salary of $140,800.00 - $234,600.00. 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.

            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. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Cox Automotive, Smyrna , Lead Architect, Professions , Smyrna, Georgia

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