Lead Software Engineer

Cox Automotive
Keeseville, New York
Apr 10, 2024
Apr 16, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Lead Software Engineer, Automotive Client Insights


Cox Automotive brand is currently looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our Automotive Client Insights nVision Product Team.

Our Teams:

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take a significant role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. Our software engineers are part of an energetic team that build world-class solutions to benefit the auto buying public, dealers, and manufacturers. At Cox Automotive, you'll be immersed in an environment that values your teamwork and creative problem-solving techniques while encouraging you to continue to learn new skills and technologies.

Risk-taking is encouraged here and we reward remarkable results. Collaboration and support are woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons and brain-storming sessions to sprint reviews, you'll be immersed in an environment that encourages bringing fresh ideas to the table with an innovative mindset.

Giving back to the community is important at Cox Automotive. You will be given time during working hours to volunteer at local charities.

Job Summary:

As a Lead Software Engineer on the Automotive Client Insights nVision Product Team, you will be a leader on the team that designs and develops robust and scalable analytics processing applications. You will implement data access services that operate with maximum throughput and minimum latency.

You will be an accomplished, well-rounded developer with a solid understanding of the appropriate use of best practices and frameworks for high volume data processing and analytics. You will mentor junior engineers on good software practices. You will be passionate about exploring the use of innovative technologies and techniques and evaluating them for suitability in our environment.

Your Role:

  • Ability to work within a dynamic team committed to excellence.
  • Lead projects and product teams to use accepted technologies and patterns.
  • Lead in technical reviews to mentor team and ensure product standards.
  • Responsible for participating in the development of new and other team members in completing task and provide guidance.
  • Passionate developer with an innovative mindset.
  • Design and develop code that consistently adheres to good programming practices.
  • Design, develop, and maintain high volume Java or Scala based data processing jobs using industry standard tools and frameworks in the Hadoop ecosystem, such as Spark, Kafka, Hive, Impala, Avro, Flume, Oozie, and Sqoop
  • Design and maintain schemas in our analytics database.
  • Excellent in writing efficient SQL for loading and querying data.
  • Foresees capacity requirements for component usage and identifies limitations.
  • Recommends viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces improving the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
  • Collaborate with product managers and technologists to solve business problems.
  • Lead and Mentor junior engineers with all aspects of software development.
  • Solid listening skills, ability to be flexible and open minded to all ideas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Live by Agile (particularly Scrum) principles and collaborate with team members using Agile techniques including test driven development, code reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Maintain Cox Automotive position as an industry leader by exploring innovative technologies, languages, and techniques in the rapidly evolving world of high-volume data processing.

Technologies We Use:

  • Development languages/frameworks : Java/Scala, Apache Spark, Kafka, Vertica, JavaScript (React / Redux), MicroStrategy
  • Amazon : EMR, Step Functions, SQS, LaMDA and AWS cloud-native architectures
  • DevOps Tools : Terraform or Cloud Formation, NewRelic, Jenkins, Grafana, PagerDuty, GitHub, GitHub Actions
  • Database : MySQL, Vertica, DynamoDB
  • Stream Processing : Kafka, Spark Streaming, Kinesis

What We Look For:

  • Ability to work within a dynamic team committed to excellence.
  • Leader as team contributor to active discussion, meetings.
  • Solid listening skills, ability to be flexible and open minded to all ideas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to working in an Agile environment and upholding its principles.
  • Passionate technologists with an innovative mindset
  • Strong Java or Scala skills and UI skills
  • Experience with designing and implementing high volume data processing jobs is a required.
  • Working knowledge of Spark on EMR is a preferred.
  • Strong database development skills, including advanced SQL, relational and NoSQL database technologies.
  • Experience with AWS technologies are required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an understanding of common mathematical principles used in statistical analysis.
  • Proven ability to work independently designing, developing, and deploying solutions with minimal direction.
  • Experience designing and developing platform level components including event architectures, messaging, and caching is a plus.
  • Experience writing frontends, particularly in JavaScript, is preferred.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline and 6 years' experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as Master's degree and 4 years' experience, P.h.d. and 1 year of experience; or 18 years' experience in a related field.
  • 6+ years of professional application development experience with a proven ability to deliver projects on time.

USD 117 500.00 per year


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.


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.

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