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Sr User Interface Engineer

Cox Enterprises Inc

Cox Enterprises Inc

Design
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Company

Cox Automotive - USA

Job Family Group

Engineering / Product Development

Job Profile

Sr User Interface Engineer

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Flexible Work Option

Hybrid - Ability to work remotely part of the week

Travel %

Yes, 5% of the time

Work Shift

Day

Compensation

Compensation includes a base salary of $97,100.00 - $161,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.

Job Description

Do you want to build web experiences used by millions of users? Then consider the Autotrader & KBB Engineering Marketplace team if you are passionate about developing rich user interfaces for the masses. The Marketplace team is an innovative, highly impactful group that has helped Autotrader and KBB maintain their stature as one of the top automotive websites in the world today. If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic about software engineering and want to make an impact, then we would love to hear from you!

Description:

The Senior User Interface Software Engineer will develop the next generation of user experiences for Autotrader and KBB.com. Our core tech stack consists of ReactJ/NodeJs/JavaScript, Java, on the AWS cloud computing platform.

A successful candidate is self-motivated, with the drive to excel and exceed commitments. You thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere where wearing multiple hats is encouraged. You learn new skills and technology quickly. You have strong collaboration/communication skills, as you will be a member of a scrum team consisting of other software engineers and a product owner who are intensely collaborating in a meaningful way. You are team-oriented. You provide leadership in designing solutions as well as mentoring more junior developers and collaborating with peers.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Actively participate in agile team activities such as providing input into story sizing, backlog grooming, and release planning for solutions
  • Participate in ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products
  • Actively participate in the engineering community, staying up to date on new web development technologies and best practices and shares insights with others in the organization
  • Work with Product Management to understand the challenges that our end users face and partner with UX to design viable front-end solutions
  • Design, create, develop, and maintain dynamic user interface templates for multiple applications, complete with page-level unit testing
  • Implement front-end frameworks to increase development speed-to-market
  • Ensure developed code is highly performant, accessible and SEO friendly based on best practices dictated by Google Lighthouse
  • Actively work with less experienced User Interface Engineers providing technical guidance and oversight
  • Cultivate our culture of sharing ideas, practices and solutions

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and 4 years' experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as Master's degree and 2 years' experience; P.h.d. and up to 1 year of experience; or 8 years' experience in a related field.
  • 4 years of working experience designing and building highly scalable/high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • 2+ years with one or more JavaScript SPA frameworks such as React or Angular
    • Experience with React, Node.js and creating applications to run on AWS a plus
  • Proficient understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Proficient at using browser developer tools to debug issues
  • Proficient in coding within front-end technology stacks and related frameworks, libraries and tools
  • Working experience with JavaScript unit tests and/or other forms of automation testing
  • Familiarity with programming paradigms such as object oriented/functional programming
  • Ability to understand and work with product teams to engineer requirements
  • Ability to be fully accountable for design and advocacy of UI solutions
  • Working experience with user interface design patterns, visual design elements and a UI component library
  • Working experience in web application development using responsive design
  • Working experience in an Agile/Scrum environment

Preferred:

  • 5-8 years of working experience designing and building highly scalable/high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems

Drug Testing

To be employed in this role, you’ll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

Benefits

The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Us

Through groundbreaking technology and a commitment to stellar experiences for drivers and dealers alike, Cox Automotive employees are transforming the way the world buys, owns, sells – or simply uses – cars. Cox Automotive employees get to work on iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book and industry-leading dealer-facing companies like vAuto and Manheim, all while enjoying the people-centered atmosphere that is central to our life at Cox. 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.