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Lead Software Engineer

Cox Automotive

This is a Contract position in North Hills, NY posted July 21, 2021.

*Primary Location: *3400 New Hyde Park Rd, North Hills, NY, USA* Division: *Cox Automotive* Job Level: *Individual Contributor* Travel: *No* Schedule: *Full-time* Shift: *Day Job* Requisition Number: *214958About UsThe Digital Contracting team at Cox Automotive has an open position for a Lead Software Engineer. We enable consumers, dealers and lenders transact by providing secure, reliable and easy ways to manage the entire life cycle of a digital contract. We take pride in delivering in the quality we deliver. We respect opinion and love discussions that help converge a divergent set of views in the best interests of our customers. We do the right thing – always!Technology is for sure an important consideration, but it is “a” consideration. We are solution focused – solving the problem for our customer and solving it in a secure and sustainable way.About the position* As a Lead Software Engineer you should drive your scrum teams technical direction while owning the technical accountability of the team.* You will be able to articulate the vision and actionable plans toward milestones. You will partner with other leads to communicate and coordinate technically across the train.* You will be responsible for coaching and guiding scrum team members on engineering best practices and lead them to become high performing within the team.* While leading the scrum team, you will own the technical challenges and drive the engineering solutions, guiding the technical direction of your scrum team. You will also work to influence the technical direction across teams within the train.* You will strive to own and drive continuous improvement within your scrum team and work to influence this across teams within the train.* As a Lead Software Engineer, you will own the quality of the teams deliverables. You will work with the cross functional scrum team of engineers and quality analyst to ensure that the end product has quality baked into its core.* An ideal candidate would have at least 7 years of experience and at least 1 years of experience leading engineers on a teamWhat we are looking forPeople Skills* The idea candidate has/forms an opinion he/she can lead with, can justify the direction, influence the team and gain their trust.* Is ready to listen to differing opinions, change opinions based on new learnings and has the humility and the courage to accept mistakes* Loves spending time with engineers, guiding them in their journey towards becoming a well-rounded engineer including, at times, understanding personal motivations and challenges and helping them overcome mental barriers to become fearless coders who take pride in their workProcess* Lives and breathes quality* You embrace the spirit of agile, iterative value delivery* Questions status quo and strives for continuous improvements* Uses a combination of technology, process and people skills to help teams solve problems* Security is never an after though, you think about non-functional requirements at every step* Leads design and code reviews and ensures teams adherence to standards and guidelines within their scrum team* Works with the Principal Software Engineers in implementing and documenting architectural and design enhancementsQualifications:* Bachelors Degree; preferably in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and 7 years experience OR 11 years relevant experience.* While our stack is primarily Python, Django, SQL Alchemy, React, Mongo and Oracle with a spattering of .Net, the ideal candidate is a polyglot for whom programming language is not a barrier* Has experience in implementing CI/CD pipelines, docker containers and blue/green deployments* Experience in creating and deploying scalable (RESTful) APIs leveraging API gateways* Experience in breaking a monolith into smaller services is a plus* Ideally a full-stack engineer not limited to programming languages and one who does not shy away from dabbling in network, storage, infrastructure or security.* Has more than 2 years experience with AWS building, deploying and monitoring cloud native applications in AWSWho 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 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 accomodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accomodation would cause an undue harship.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.