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Lead Technical Architect
Ref No.: 18-01765
Location: 3400 New Hyde Park Road NY, New York
As a Lead Technical Architect you will join the software architecture team for our Retail Analytics Product group. You will build consensus and drive collaboration through servant leadership across software engineering scrum teams. Your ability to connect technology with measurable business value will be critical to your success in this role. You will need to be comfortable working across a variety of technology stacks both on-premises and in the cloud. You should have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges and act as an excellent communicator across the enterprise. You will lead the technical direction for engineering scrum teams, empowering them to thrive.

Technologies we use:
Development languages/frameworks: Scala, Java, Spark, Akka, Kafka, AWS EMR, Vertica, Spring, JavaScript
Amazon: AWS SDK, with emphasis on deploying solutions in EMR, Elastic Beanstalk, ElastiCache, S3, and AWS cloud-native architectures
Devops Tools: NewRelic, Sumo, Jenkins, InfluxDB, Grafana, PagerDuty

Your Role:
  • Collaborate across business, engineering and product stakeholders to drive holistic technology implementations while maintaining a constant focus on delivering client value
  • Lead the application and software/solution architecture practice across engineering scrum teams while exposing project and solution related architectural issues to the wider architecture team
  • Lead and participate in the conceptual phases of identifying and solving business problems and initiatives
  • Facilitate integration, alignment and excellent communication within the solution group and across the enterprise
  • Work with other architects and senior technologists to curate and maintain a technology portfolio for the group that is aligned with the goals of the enterprise
  • Provide educational/mentoring resources to architecture and engineering teams
  • Define and evangelize design, modeling and continuous delivery methodologies in an Enterprise Agile environment
  • Consult with architecture, development, infrastructure and operational teams to address issues relating to application architecture, such as performance or availability, and recommend solutions
  • Work across the solution group to evaluate emerging technologies, and drive the evolution of current technologies, defining a roadmap which increases the value of technology to the business, while collaborating with architects across the enterprise to accelerate learning
  • Mentor scrum teams with best DevOps practices
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.S. or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years total software development experience required
  • 5+ years of experience with technical design for enterprise level projects
  • 3+ years of experience with technologies for large volume data processing
  • Experience in the implementation of design and architectural processes in an Enterprise Agile environment spanning multiple geographic locations
  • Experience designing and implementing high volume event processing pipelines, using tools such as Spark and Kafka.
  • Strong Scala or Java skills and functional programming experience.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS technologies, both IaaS and PaaS, with a focus on highly scalable cloud-native architectural patterns, especially EMR, Kinesis, and Redshift
  • Experience with dev-ops tools and culture.
  • Strong database development skills including a solid understanding of database technologies, as well as logical and physical data modeling. Experience with massively parallel, distributed analytics database systems a plus.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to other Cox Automotive offices (1-2 times per quarter).
  • Strong presentation and communication skills