Software Architect

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POST DATE 9/4/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

Cox Corporate Services, Inc. Austin, TX

Austin, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for an experienced Software Architect to join our team in Austin, TX

Job Summary:

As a Software Architect, you will be responsible for designing complex web applications for desktop and mobile devices, as well as supporting back-end services. The Software Architect must have a strong focus and understanding of .NET and C#. You will explore new technologies and patterns to see how they can be used to improve our code base, and work with teams to implement your designs. To be successful in the role of Software Architect, you must be able to work effectively in a fluid, fast-paced agile environment. This position requires strong leadership, design, and communication skills to effectively work with management, team members and business contacts.

Technology We Use:

C#, ASP.NET, Oracle, SQL, NHibernate/Fluent NHibernate, Dapper, Memcached, Nuget, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, Extjs, jQuery, JS libraries/frameworks, ElasticSearch, TeamCity, AWS, Azure,HTML, CSS,

On the Horizon: Hadoop, LogStash, Splunk

Your Role:


Collaborate with the assigned delivery team or teams. Participate in their planning and design processes. Be a contributor to those team s efforts. Drive those teams towards improving the code in their portfolio.

Take on individual projects driven by the Architecture team. These may be POCs for new patterns or technology, or cross-team efforts that the Architecture team needs to drive to pull in those patterns or technologies into our code.

Stay up to date with latest technologies and patterns in assigned areas of expertise and disseminate this knowledge.


Architect, design, document and develop new programs or maintain existing programs based on specifications

Act as technical leader for an agile scrum team and actively participate in the project planning, sprint planning, daily scrum, and sprint review.

Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge and ensure the quality of the assigned applications, functional areas or projects * Mentor other Software Engineers through the software development process and lead them in technical problem solving and troubleshooting



Required Experience:


Minimum of 6 years professional experience in object oriented programming (C#, Java, C++, Objective-C)

Minimum of 3 years professional experience in C#

Minimum of 6 years professional web development experience using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, with at least 2 years of experience using a JavaScript library such as jQuery, Ext.JS, or AngularJS

Minimum of 3 years professional experience writing SQL backed applications

What We Look For:


Experience consuming and creating web services in a .NET environment.

Experience building and implementing scalable applications that use modern design patterns and practices

Ability to turn high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development

Ability to work on multiple projects and be flexible to adapt to changing requirements

High energy, confident, ambitious and self-motivated individual.

Must be an effective communicator

Willingness to mentor Software Engineers

BS in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience

Team Summary:

The Architecture team has 3 main purposes.


Align with delivery teams to design reusable, maintainable, and extensible solutions as they deliver customer value.

Drive our teams towards improving our code base. Help them understand and choose new technologies when appropriate.

Stay abreast of new technologies and patterns.

About vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand:

vAuto, Inc. is an industry leading innovator and provider of automotive software solutions. Since the company was founded in 2005, vAuto has launched several first-in industry innovations, including its current suite of solutions that deliver a better way to price, appraise and stock pre-owned vehicles. We are a fast-moving technology company specializing in web & mobile application solutions for the Automotive Industry.

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Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim , Autotrader , Kelley Blue Book , Dealertrack , vAuto , Xtime , NextGear Capital and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

Organization:Cox Automotive
Primary Location:US-TX-Austin-10415 Morado Circle

Employee Status:Regular
Job Level:Individual Contributor
Shift:Day Job-
Travel:Yes, 5 % of the Time

Unposting Date:Ongoing


Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

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