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Manager, Software Engineering - Digital Storefront

Cox Automotive | Burlington VT 05407 USA | Part Time | Posted: 05/11/2021

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Primary Location: 1 Howard St, Burlington, VT, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 202101469

Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Manager of Software Engineering to join our Digital Storefront team in Burlington, VT.

Team Overview:

As a part of the Cox Automotive family, Dealer.com helps automotive dealers thrive in todays digital retailing environment. Our professionals - technologists, performance consultants, creative designers, customer support experts, and everything in between - deliver a comprehensive suite of digital marketing and operational technology and services to the majority of dealers in the US. We help dealerships optimize their business and help shoppers to shop and buy the way they prefer, through our Dealer.com branded products.

The Digital Storefront team is responsible for managing and executing the strategic priorities for Cox Automotives Partners and our Core Product line, delivering premium-quality solutions with an agile and team-driven approach. On this team, you will have the opportunity to do your best work and revolutionize the way the world buys, sells, and owns cars.

The Digital Storefront team within Engineering is responsible for Dealer.com Websites by providing innovative solutions across inventory merchandising and display, inventory and fixed operations specials, one-to-one marketing and personalization, third party web tooling as well as maintain the proprietary Content Management System used to build client sites. Our team is responsible for making each experience effortless and successful. We work closely with our stakeholders to ensure the right work is prioritized to meet their needs by balancing feature enhancements, defects and core product/platform deliverables.

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, youll 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:

The Manager is responsible for assisting scrum teams in the successful creation and delivery of software products to the marketplace. The Manager is an Engineering leader who effectively guides and builds teams to be successful. The Manager works closely with Engineering Leadership and key stakeholders across the company to execute the strategic priorities of the company, and is responsible for ensuring the morale, productivity, and overall health of the scrum teams continues to improve over time. The Manager will be responsible for project oversight, process improvement identification and implementation, risk mitigation, and hiring.

What Youll Do:

  • Works directly with individual contributors to mentor them in advancing their role-specific skills and careers. Optimizes overall team performance, by coaching individual team members
  • Conceives team structure and constantly seeks opportunities to adjust team structure to maximize agility and efficiency
  • Plan and execute projects based on the product development pipeline
  • Contribute creatively to the product development pipeline
  • Establish a fun, creative and enjoyable environment balanced with strong collaboration and productivity
  • Present issues and risks, and their business impact to management in a timely manner with proposed mitigation. Actively seeks and removes impediments to team success regardless of where they originate
  • Human resource contributions associated with the team, including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, and coaching
  • Collaboration across multiple business units and functional departments to develop and deploy solutions that address key business initiatives
  • Adherence to departmental process and procedure
  • Continuously improves software development productivity, quality, predictability, and team morale
  • Ensure delivery of the highest quality service

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelors degree is recommended and a Masters degree in related field is desired
  • 6 + years leadership experience in a software development organization, ideally in an Agile environment

What We Look For:

  • Proven ability to lead and advance software teams
  • Preference for prior technical experience, but not required
  • Experience with business drivers and how those relate to software delivery
  • Experience with an Agile or SCRUM based methodology
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written
  • Background in program management in a high growth company
  • Exceptional and proven leadership skills
  • Experience managing project portfolios
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems independently with creative approaches
  • Ability to create clear goals and foster accountability/ownership
  • Skilled in balancing risk with time-to-market objectives

Who 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 Dealer.com, 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 coxenterprises.com.

Cox 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.

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 Burlington, VT, 05407, United States
Categories Information Technology

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