Lead Software Engineer

Cox Automotive
 Atlanta, GA


Position Summary

The Lead Software Engineer writes and maintains code within applications and systems to implement capabilities and features, improve performance and maintainability, while reducing technical debt in alignment with product and technology roadmaps. The Lead Software Engineer plays a role in Agile planning, providing advice and guidance, monitoring emerging trends and technical leadership and expertise across the team.

A successful candidate will have the responsibility of developing and maintaining a set of microservices and front ends that integrate across several platforms and applications that power Manheim’s front end private stores for all buyer experiences. The role will involve working with the latest web technologies (.NET Core, Web API, AWS, ReactJS) on projects that will be used by both end consumers and employees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a wide range of high profile, accessible and standards-compliant web projects.
  • Work with colleagues and technical resources to define technical solutions that meet business requirements using agreed tools and technologies.
  • Develop solutions in-line with in-house standards and practices.
  • Carry out unit testing during the code development.
  • Produce technical documentation for software modules being delivered.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of best practices, identification of suitable new tools and system and service improvements
  • Works with Product Management to understand the challenges that customers and end users face in their day-to-day work and partner with them to design viable solutions.
  • Recommends viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
  • Foresees capacity requirements for component usage and identifies limitations.
  • Actively works with less experienced software engineers providing technical guidance and oversight


  • Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
  • BS Computer Science, or in related field
  • 7+ years of experience designing and building applications, with a minimum of seven years in internet systems architectures (a strong preference)
  • Significant experience (8+ years) with C#
  • 10+ years software development experience
  • Requirements Gathering, problem solving and analysis
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in web programming with extensive knowledge of C#, .NET Core, Web API,
  • Experience of other web development technologies including JavaScript, ReactJS, JSON, HTML 5, CSS 3.
  • Experience with NO-SQL databases (DynamoDB, Mongo, DocumentDB)
  • Experience with relational databases and web service architectures.
  • Strong understanding of internet, systems, web technologies and web service architectures.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience with object-oriented software development methodologies and practices.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the software development lifecycle.
  • A good understanding of configuration management, testing and bug tracking; ideally with experience of NUnit (TDD).
  • Influences organization, customers, suppliers, partners, and peers on the contribution of own specialism.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation to support the delivery of a software project.
  • Take part in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues' work.

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 Dealer.com, 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 coxenterprises.com.

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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