Director, Data Engineering at Cox Enterprises (Atlanta, GA)

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Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Director of Data Engineering to join our team!

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is a temporary work from home role but will ultimately be office based.

We are looking for a strong leader with an engineering background to lead data and software engineering teams in Vehicle & Transactional Data Solutions (VTDS) within our Cox Automotive Data Solutions portfolio. Specifically, this leader will have responsibility for delivery of data solutions from ideation to release, as well as post-release performance and operations of both on-prem and cloud-based data solutions, services and products.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in building solutions that are reliable, secure, and resilient and have appropriate monitoring & alerting frameworks in place. This candidate would also have a passion for automation of manual tasks, an understanding of Infrastructure as Code and a proven track record for monitoring and maintaining healthy services and data quality.

The Director of Data Engineering will partner with product, architecture and agile delivery to execute on strategic priorities across the organization, including revenue-generating opportunities for Cox Automotive.

About the Role:
  • Leads and enables high performing data and software engineering teams to deliver value fast
  • Communicates, through action, a clear vision of technical strategy, goals and objectives; gathers and incorporates feedback to ensure a clear understanding of expectations is achieved
  • Ensures that team organization, individual development, and communication are in-line with Technology vision
  • Builds a positive working environment and culture of learning to maintain healthy morale and overall productivity; establishes a robust engineer growth and development strategy
  • Drives continuous organizational improvement to help Cox Automotive achieve financial and strategic goals
  • Implements, measures and reports on the execution strategy defined for the team. Execution includes delivery of planned work, with deliverables that meet enterprise standards with respect to quality, scalability, and reliability.
  • Instills a DevSecOps culture within the teams and helps teams connect the value in following enterprise standards and leveraging common tools to product delivery

Minimum Qualifications:
  • You have experience leading teams that build data products and services for internal customers, such as data science or product delivery teams, with both internal and external facing products.
  • Ideally, you have previous big data engineering experience, with batch and streaming pipelines, and are familiar with industry trends and challenges.At a minimum, you have previous full-stack or backend software engineering experience, working with data.
  • Once onboarded, you should be able to speak to the technical details of our on-prem and cloud-native data solutions, services, and stack (AWS, Spark, Python, Serverless, Managed Apache Airflow, Snowflake, GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, Artifactory, Vericode, Aqua/CloudSploit, Cloudability).
  • You are an excellent coach, mentor, and developer of both managers and individual contributors.
  • You value people who are curious, enthusiastic, and responsible and are conscious of voices that have not yet been heard.
  • You are an active listener, curious, able to ask relevant questions and can stay on topic.
  • You can demonstrate knowledge of software development best practices, cloud architectures, microservices, containerization, serverless and design patterns.
  • You have experience in continuous integration, testing, and delivery SDLC, employing automation.
  • You have experience with an Agile or Scrum based methodology.
So, are you ready to challenge today and transform tomorrow? Apply now.

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There's 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. We've 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. We're also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We're looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you'll 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 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.
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