Senior Software Engineer

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

Cox Automotive brand is currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Consumer Solutions Analytics Product team in Burlington, VT.

Our Teams:

At Cox Automotive (, we offer the chance to take a significant 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 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, 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.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Software Engineer on a Consumer Solutions Analytics Product Team, you will be a leader on the team that designs and develops robust and scalable analytics processing applications. You will implement data access services that operate with maximum throughput and minimum latency.

You will be an accomplished, well-rounded developer with a solid understanding of the appropriate use of best practices and frameworks for high volume data processing and analytics. You will mentor junior engineers on good software practices. You will be passionate about exploring the use of innovative technologies and techniques and evaluating them for suitability in our environment.

What You’ll Do:

•    Design and develop code that consistently adheres to good programming practices

•    Design, develop, and maintain high volume Java and Scala based data processing jobs using industry standard tools and frameworks in the Hadoop ecosystem, such as Spark, Kafka, Hive, Impala, Avro, Flume, Oozie, and Sqoop

•    Design and maintain schemas in our analytics database

•    Write efficient SQL for loading and querying data

•    Collaborate with product managers and technologists to solve business problems

•    Mentor junior engineers with all aspects of software development

•    Live by Agile (particularly Scrum) principles and collaborate with team members using Agile techniques including test driven development, code reviews, and retrospectives

•    Maintain Cox Automotive position as an industry leader by exploring innovative technologies, languages, and techniques in the rapidly evolving world of high-volume data processing

Technologies We Use:

•    Development languages/frameworks: Scala/Java, Apache Spark, Kafka, Vertica, JavaScript (React / Redux)

•    Amazon: EKS/Kubernetes, EMR, Step Functions, SQS, Lamda and AWS cloud-native architectures

•    DevOps Tools: Terraform or Cloud Formation, NewRelic, Jenkins, Grafana, PagerDuty, GitHub

•    Database: MySQL, Vertica, Oracle, DynamoDB

•    Stream Processing: Kafka, Spark Streaming, Kinesis


What We Look For:

•    Ability to work within a dynamic team committed to excellence.

•    Commitment to working in an Agile environment and upholding its principles

•    Team contributor to active discussion, meetings.

•    Solid listening skills, ability to be flexible and open minded to all ideas

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•    Commitment to working in an Agile environment and upholding its principles

•    Passionate technologists with an innovative mindset

•    Strong Java or Scala skills and UI skills

•    Experience with designing and implementing high volume data processing jobs is a plus

•    Working knowledge of Spark on EMR is a plus

•    Strong database development skills, including advanced SQL, relational and NoSQL database technologies

•    Experience with AWS technologies preferred

•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an understanding of common mathematical principles used in statistical analysis

•    Proven ability to work independently designing, developing and deploying solutions with minimal direction

•    Experience designing and developing platform level components including event architectures, messaging, and caching is a plus.

•    Experience writing frontends, particularly in JavaScript, is a plus

Qualifications Required:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

•    5+ years of professional application development experience with a proven ability to deliver projects on time

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