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Software Engineer I

Cox Enterprises Inc

Cox Enterprises Inc

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Cox Automotive - USA

Job Family Group

Engineering / Product Development

Job Profile

Software Engineer I

Management Level

Individual Contributor

Flexible Work Option

Hybrid - Ability to work remotely part of the week

Travel %

Yes, 5% of the time

Work Shift



Compensation includes a base salary of $77,800.00 - $116,700.00. 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

Our Software Engineers are energetic influencers who thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems and delivering leading-edge software products for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious, communicative, hands-on individuals with the passion and skills to take our product offerings to the next level.

As a Software Engineer, you will work in a collaborative team environment that encourages you to perform at your best while contributing to the engineering efforts of one of our scrum teams. You will be challenged to engineer right-sized solutions for complex business problems. You will apply your knowledge of modern software design, best practices, design patterns, and frameworks with an understanding of application performance and maintainability. You will aspire to use new technologies and challenge yourself to develop innovative solutions. You will work alongside developers and technical leads on a team where collaborative programming and mentoring are regularly practiced.

As engineers, we are responsible for our applications, including design, development, testing, deployment, and support. We use various AWS services, including but not limited to Elastic Container Service, Lambdas, SQS, Dynamo DB, Step Functions, and RDS. If you want to work on highly performant software running at scale in the cloud, with the ability to learn new technologies and impact our ability to succeed, this job is for you. You will also be responsible for rotating on-call responsibilities with the rest of the team.

Your Role

  • Be a passionate and flexible engineer. Collaborate with your team to achieve and exceed the goal of building, deploying, monitoring, and managing a highly performing and highly available production system.
  • Write readable, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Collaborate with team members on best practices, code reviews, internal tools, and process improvements.
  • Collaborate and implement new ideas within your team
  • Explore open-source or industry-standard solutions that could be a fit for the organization
  • Monitor and proactively identify opportunities to enhance resilience, optimize costs, and increase observability.
  • Develop data acquisition, cleansing, syndication, and other solutions for expanding our Automotive Marketing Platform.
  • Develop service-oriented architecture solutions, construct and manage services published to internal and external consumers, and integrate them with complex databases and third-party components.
  • Expand our automated test coverage (unit, integration, performance, validation ..etc..)
  • Engage with your agile delivery team to build a culture of passion, trust, and creativity.


  • 18 months experience in object-oriented programming (C#, Java, C++, or similar), in a job or through schoolwork
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field (or 4 years of work experience instead of education)

What We Look For

  • Understanding of programming and database concepts
  • Demonstrated experience developing applications
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • High energy, confident, ambitious, and self-motivated individual
  • Must be an effective communicator
  • Able to work in fast-paced environments
  • An advanced technical degree and/or related training is a plus.
  • Familiarity with web technologies is a plus.
  • Database development and SQL skills are a plus
  • Cloud experience is a plus.

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.


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.