Manager, Software Engineering

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  • Company Name Cox Automotive

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Introduction to Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet ServicesAs a Software Engineering Manager at Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services, you will become part of an innovative and forward-thinking team, instrumental in shaping the future of fleet management solutions. Fleet Services, a key group within Cox Automotive Mobility, stands as a national leader in providing comprehensive fleet services. We specialize in both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, supported by over 750 mobile-service units and a team of more than 1,000 world-class technicians, ensuring top-tier service delivery.Our mission at Fleet Services is to keep fleets and people moving safely and sustainably for the next generation. Leveraging our rich automotive heritage, we are vital contributors to the evolving global transportation ecosystem. Our strategy includes the integration of digital-first solutions to enhance the flow, health, and lifecycle of various fleets, thereby improving operations for owners, operators, and fleets across the country.In your role, you will be instrumental in developing and refining these digital solutions, leading Agile teams in developing software which plays a pivotal role in advancing fleet performance and management. Your efforts will significantly influence the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of fleets across the nation.Our work environment is fast-paced and ambitious. We take on significant challenges and celebrate our wins.The ideal candidate for this role embodies the following characteristics.

  • Thinks like a scientist, creates like an engineer – Uses evidence to generate testable hypotheses and performs experiments which confirm or disprove the hypotheses as a standard method of solving problems. Applies best practices, standards, and good architectural design to ensure software is observable, secure, reliable, maintainable, and scalable. As a manager, you will also be expected to guide your team in adopting these practices.
  • Highly Collaborative and Leadership Oriented – Works with others to achieve stronger outcomes than could be achieved individually. Foster a collaborative environment and lead your team to success.
  • Produces and Oversees the Production of High-Quality Software – Writes new code regularly and uses TDD techniques as part of their normal development practices. Motivate and enable your team to do the same.
  • Humble and Empathetic – Demonstrates empathy and understanding of others. A manager should provide high value to the organization without inflating their ego. You will be expected to lead with humility and empathy, creating a positive work environment.
  • Ambitious and Motivational – Knows we can achieve great outcomes and is motivated to lead their team to be successful in obtaining those results. You will be expected to inspire your team and drive them towards success.
  • Strategic Planner – Anticipates upcoming work, identifies dependencies, understands the business context, and communicates plans which allow the team to understand and execute upon that work successfully. Guide your team in strategic planning and execution.
  • Continuously Improving and Encourages Improvement – Never accepts the status quo and always seeks ways to improve the way we work. Maintain a culture of continuous improvement within your team.

Stepping into this role, you can anticipate opportunities for personal and professional growth, a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies, mentoring other engineers through technical challenges, and the satisfaction of making a meaningful impact on the fleets which provide services across the nation. You will also shape the careers of your team members and guide them towards success.Responsibilities

  • Leads and manages team efforts to design, develop, test, and document complex software systems and applications that are deployed by CI/CD systems into Cloud providers and mobile devices. As a manager, you will be expected to oversee these processes and ensure their successful execution.
  • Contributes code regularly, provides meaningful pull-request feedback to teammates, and encourages the same level of contribution and feedback within the team.
  • Collaborates with product owners, architecture, test engineers, scrum masters, peers, and stakeholders to deliver business value through software. Facilitates this collaboration and ensure alignment with business objectives across the team.
  • Regularly reviews metrics, suggests changes which improve quality, cycle time, reliability, and other key factors, and encourages the team to do the same.
  • Presents system alterations and designs to peers and stakeholders through system demos and guides the team in effectively communicating their work.
  • Promotes and adopts practices and tooling provided by our enterprise engineering and architectural teams and encourages the team to do the same.
  • Leads problem diagnosis and resolution activities in cases of outages in production systems and guides the team in effective problem-solving strategies.
  • Builds quality in by increasing test code coverage and building software in which testing is automated from the outset instead of relying on manual testing techniques. You will be expected to foster a culture of quality and automated testing within the team.
  • Breaks down business and non-functional requirements into tangible, clear, and estimable objectives, providing recommendations to management and project team members. Oversee team estimations and ensure their accuracy.
  • Continuously identifies opportunities for improvement across the team and methodically works to implement such changes. Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the team.
  • Provides management with regular reports on team accomplishments and progress towards objectives. Escalates any impediments which require leadership awareness or assistance. Effectively communicate the team’s progress and any challenges they face.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other physical science field of study. A Master’s degree or MBA would be a plus.
  • 4+ years experience managing high performing Scrum teams with a proven track record of delivery.
  • 2+ years experience in hiring, performance management, coaching, and leadership of direct reports and contractors
  • 6+ years experience developing and maintaining software which runs in production on the JVM.
  • 6+ years experience in developing software using AWS technologies such as SQS, ECS, RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, etc.
  • 6+ years experience using and developing applications on relational databases.
  • Experience building and maintaining software running in a CI/CD pipeline using tools such as GitHub Actions.
  • Experience instrumenting systems with observability via tools like NewRelic, Splunk, Firebase, and PagerDuty.


  • Experience developing Mobile applications in Flutter/Dart.
  • Experience developing applications with Salesforce.

USD 117,300.00 – 195,500.00 per yearCompensation:Compensation includes a base salary of $117,300.00 – $195,500.00. 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.Benefits: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 AutomotiveAt 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 CoxCox 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.

Expected salary: $117300 – 195500 per year

Location: Forest Park, GA

Job date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 07:24:32 GMT

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