Principal Software Engineer

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COX Enterprises
Automotive, Software, Engineer, Management, IMS, Engineers, API, Security, Java, ASP, Web, Database, Oracle, Computer, SQL, Engineering, QA
Full Time

Job Description

Primary Location: 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, TX, USA
Division: Cox Automotive
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 205035
Cox Automotive is adding an experienced (C#.NET) Principal Software Engineer to our Inventory Management Solutions (IMS) product portfolio group in Austin, TX.

Who We Are + What We Do

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take an important 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 great 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.

The CAI API Storefront team is leading the charge in building Cox Automotive's next generation API-led connectivity platform. We are responsible for building a brand-new platform that helps unlock the capabilities across all of Cox Automotive's business units via a centralized API storefront. As a senior member on this team, you will be expected to be extremely hands-on and drive strategic API centric integrations with stakeholders across business units, reference implementations and spend significant time building a reliable, scalable and performant platform on AWS. You will be required to influence the API strategy for teams looking to adopt the platform and guide them through their API journey. The ideal candidate will have prior experience building/maintaining a public facing API product (API Management tools, Security, SwaggerHub etc.). We have aggressive goals over the next couple of years and are looking for candidates with a passion for APIs and a can-do attitude!

Your Role

  • Recognized as an expert in the company in multiple domain areas in terms of breadth and depth
  • Solve unique problems that have a broad impact to the company
  • Display high level of critical thinking in bringing success to the organization
  • Lead team of engineers in design/implement key technical projects
  • Able to articulate key issues and draft action plan and communicate with management
  • Execute on platform and applications roadmap deliverables
  • Develop and deliver enhancements which meet or exceed customer needs
  • Proactively collaborate and partner with internal stakeholders to deliver business impacting projects
  • Develop high performance, scalable and secure solutions
  • Enhance and maintain tools to support enhanced catalogs
  • Plan and deliver core technology upgrades
  • Diagnose, design, and implement solutions to key technology or application problems

Technologies we use

  • Java, .NET Core, C# and ASP.Ne t
  • Front End
    • Web Components, React, NodeJs , Redux, Jest, ExtJS
  • Database
    • DynamoDB, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Oracle
  • AWS
    • Cloud infrastructure
    • ECS Fargate , EKS Fargate
    • Lambda
    • RDS
    • Aurora
    • S3
    • Terraform, Cake Build, Kubernetes
    • EC2
    • SQS/SNS
    • VPC
    • API Gateway
    • Code Build
    • Code Pipeline
    • CloudWatch


  • Prior experience building/maintaining a public facing API Product (API management tools)
  • 10+ years of Professional full-time work experience with direct hands-on software development in a senior technical role
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience in lieu of education
  • Technical experience and knowledge relating to:
    • C#
    • .NET & .NET core frameworks
    • Data management (SQL and NoSQL technologies)
    • Cloud Native
    • REST APIs


  • AWS Cloud Native development
  • Hands on experience working with AWS API gateway and solid understanding of usage plans and API monetization strategies
  • Contract first API design experience
  • Understanding of OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect
  • Familiar with UI technologies such as React, Angular etc .
  • Advanced degree in Computer Engineering/Science or related field

What We Look For

  • Ability to drive all phases of development cycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, rollout, and suppor t
  • Must be an effective communicator
  • Ability to influence other supporting teams such as product, QA, devops , etc. to achieve the objectives
  • Ability to break work into incremental chunks that deliver value
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and be flexible to adapt to changing requirements
  • Ability to turn high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development
  • Knowledge of development tools such as Visual Studio, Git, Jenkins, Jira, Fisheye, SVN, Eclipse or equivalent
  • High energy, confident, ambitious and self-motivated individual
  • Engages and mentors other Software Engineers
  • Embrace and learn new technologies

Learn more about Cox Automotive

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, 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
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.
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Company Information

Thousands of employees, one goal: empower people today to build a better future for the next generation.

How do we do that? By disrupting industries. By treating our employees as our most important resource. By improving the quality of life in our communities and by protecting our planet.

We’re also building a better future for our employees. We do this by fostering flexible career growth, offering generous benefits, and creating an environment where you’re empowered to make time for teammates, family, friends, and yourself.

We began our journey in 1898 as a local newspaper business, and today we’re using our innovative technology to power smart cities, pioneer greener modes of transportation, and slash the glut of global waste. 120+ years later and we’re still making our mark!

Through our major divisions — Cox Communications and Cox Automotive — and our investments, we’re focused on the future of mobility, connectivity, and sustainability.

We are a global, $21 billion, family-owned organization with a purpose. Come build a better future with us and make your mark.

Dice Id : coxga2
Position Id : 205035
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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