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AVP Software Engineering

Cox Automotive | Draper UT 84020 USA | Part Time | Posted: 11/24/2020

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Primary Location: 13693 S 200 W, Draper, UT, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Executive

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 207291

This position is the technology leader and strategic liaison for the Dealer Operations business. Reporting to the SVP, Product and Engineering, the overall function of the role is to be the technology leader on point to ensure all parts of local and enterprise technology execution are delivered with high quality and positive results. Capable of assisting business partners in determining how to achieve business results quicker and more effectively through technology. This individual is responsible for understanding business direction and needs, in order to drive formulation of solutions and roadmaps; providing insights to technical solution capabilities, leveraging both internally developed and external solutions.

  • Ensures successful business outcomes by verifying the team’s understanding of business goals and vision across the portfolio of projects.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to business executives on all aspects of the solution, creating buy-in, leading communication and providing thought leadership so that the best system possible is implemented
  • Builds a strong team through clearly defining roles, attracting, retaining, and training talent, with a focus on developing team members.
  • Creates technology delivery roadmaps in collaboration with business executives. Includes running planning and status meetings.
  • Takes a leadership role in defining and shaping technology solutions aligned to the strategic direction of the business executives.
  • Responsible to stay abreast of industry and technology trends that impact or support business partners.
  • Responsible for effective stakeholder management – to create positive relationships through management of expectations and agreed upon objectives.
  • Leads the development and management of technology budgets in support of business objectives.
  • Be a trusted advisor to business partners regarding technology concerns, concepts, and opportunities.
  • Articulates the vision and strategic direction of the organization to the engineering teams; helps others translate strategic goals into tactical objectives.
  • Clearly understands the skills and experiences needed to fill gaps in his/her area of influence.
  • Matches individual strengths and interests with project and task assignments.
  • Provides clear project parameters (e.g., budget, timeline, deliverables) to all involved team members.
  • Develops clear succession plans; identifies top talent and growth opportunities.
  • Focuses on staff development to ensure that organization is able to promote from within.
  • Ensures the vision and strategies of one’s area/scope consider future needs and developments
  • Utilizes external industry information to identify and implement best practices.


  • BS/BA degree in computer science or related discipline, or equivalent experience, with advanced degree preferred
  • 12+ years of computer science or technology experience.
  • 7+ years of prior experience leading large scale engineering organizations in senior management level capacity.
  • Background and experience in Automotive industry a plus
  • Proven ability to partner with Sr. Business Executive in delivering technology solutions.
  • Proven experience in large scale system implementation efforts
  • Proven experience in creating and managing budgets
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Championing change, solving problems, thinking strategically, managing relationships/teams, coaching/developing others.
  • Business savvy, customer focus, planning/organizing and talent management ability.
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints; regular changes in work tasks/duties
  • Strong knowledge of large scale lean/agile software delivery approaches.
  • Knowledge of MS Office products and related software programs is essential.
  • Other duties as needed or required

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

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.

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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Location Draper, UT, 84020, United States
Categories Information Technology

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