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Platform Engineer - Automation

Cox Automotive | Atlanta GA 30319 USA | Part Time | Posted: 07/16/2019

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Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is seeking a Platform Engineer - Automation to join our Enterprise Technology Services team in Atlanta, GA.   The Automation Platform Engineer is responsible for evangelizing and providing technical expertise related to specific applications, helping to define business requirements, designing and developing customizations, conversions and interfaces. The Platform Engineer plays a role in application analysis, design, configuration and support, providing advice and guidance, and monitoring emerging technologies.

Cox Enterprises is a family-run operation that began nearly 120 years ago. As part of this great family business, we treat our team members and clients like they’re just that — family. This atmosphere has been instrumental to our success and has shaped our willingness to fuel epic innovation, drive unprecedented growth and deliver the mind-blowing, needle-moving, connected experience we promise.

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. Come join the transformation! 

Your Role:
  • Assists in the definition of end user requirements, functionality specifications, and deliverables for specific platform and provides estimates for work effort required.
  • Designs new and modifies existing customizations, conversions and interfaces as necessary.  
  • Designs dashboards, correlation rules, alerts and reports.
  • Maintains all technical deliverables including technical design specifications and documentation of all configuration changes.
  • Works with software test engineers to provide testing frameworks.
  • Identifies single point of failure and operational gaps and weaknesses and develops plans for remediation and improvements.
  • Configures and tests specific platform software to meet business needs. 
  • Develops new and modifies existing customizations, conversions and interfaces.  
  • Creates dashboards, correlation rules, alerts and reports.
  • Works with vendor, as necessary, on implementation activities.
  • Works with release engineers to deploy all changes to production environment for assigned applications.
  • Plans for and manages the upgrade cycle for the platform.
  • Provides ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products.
  • Works with the vendor, as necessary, to provide Level 3 support.
  • Actively works with less experienced platform engineers providing technical guidance and oversight.
  • Establishes standards for platform use in all environments throughout the application lifecycle. 
  • Evangelizes the effective use of the platform and determines when the platform should or should not be used as part of a solution.  
  • Actively participates in the engineering community, staying up to date on new platform technologies and best practices and shares insights with others in the organization.


Skills & Experience (minimum):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Working experience in design, development, and implementation of software systems 
  • 2-3 years Knowledge of programming or configuring – automation tools, work flow systems or other technologies
  • Strong understanding of IPA concepts
  • Working experience with 3rd party software implementations and 3rd party integration. 
  • Working experience with specific platform’s capabilities and limitations and can clearly communicate those to customers
  • Working experience with leading teams through cross-functional projects
  • Proven track record of assessment, automation, business process re-engineering
  • Knowledge of SDLC process and Agile methodologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill. 
  • Must be able to communicate technical concepts into business terms
  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analysing data and problem-solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and ability to deep dive into the details of a business unit to make sound business decisions.
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.
  • Working experience of analysis, design and programming
  • Experience with SQL, VB or other programming languages a plus
  • Experience with application integration using SOAP and REST within multiple languages; C/C++, Python, VB Script, Ruby, Java, JS, .Net.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud development is a plus.

What We Look For (preferred):
  • Working experience of analysis, design and programming
  • Experience with SQL, VB or other programming languages a plus
  • Experience with application integration using SOAP and REST within multiple languages; C/C++, Python, VB Script, Ruby, Java, JS, .Net.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud development is a plus.

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

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 Atlanta, GA, 30319, United States
Categories Information Technology

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