Lead Product Owner

Cox Automotive, Atlanta, GA 30319

Work at Cox Automotive

Duration: Full-Time

Primary Location: 3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 225834

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

Job Summary:

The Senior Product Owner will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive approach to deliver products, capabilities, services, and enhancements in accordance with the Product Security roadmap. Works with security leadership, engineering enablement, engineering teams, architecture, and a cross-functional Scrum team to deliver capabilities to the Cox Automotive organization.

The Senior Product Owner will focus on application security testing services, automation tooling, and capabilites that make it easier for engineers to build securely from the start. Application, Cloud, Container, Serverless, and Infrastructure-as-Code security capabilities are all included in the Product Security Engineering portfolio. The Sr. Product Owner will be expected to think strategically to create a bias for prevention over remedation. They will research rapidly-evolving application and cloud security trends and creatively solve problems through collaboration with partners, understanding their context and protecting the developer experience.

The Sr. Product Owner manages the roadmap of products, capabilities, services and enhancements using the strategic vision as well as established key performance indicators. The role understands the functionality and determines the capability implementation schedule with partners. The Sr PO also prioritizes and maintains the product backlog serving a large engineering organization and performs just-in-time story elaboration with the development team

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Own and maintain the scrum team(s) product backlog and development details in alignment with development and planning processes

  • Prioritize and manage backlog and implementation, ensure product execution meets strategy and requirements and refine features into user stories and story acceptance criteria.

  • Partner with Product Managers to understand and influence product strategy and roadmaps, aggregate and conceive ideas for enhancing product performance and achieving product success/KPIs.


  • Perform product role and responsibilities on scrum team(s) to build, enhance and manage products, capabilities and services.

  • Coordinate with security, architecture, and engineering enablement teams to deliver on a vision that crosses multiple delivery teams.


  • Assess product and service performance against KPIs and make corrections to improve performance and regularly communicate performance of the product/experience to stakeholders and the organization.

Technical/Functional skills

  • Relationship Management - Implements stakeholder engagement communications plan. Deals with problems and issues, managing resolutions, corrective actions, lessons learned and the collection and dissemination of relevant information. Collects and uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management. Helps develop and enhance customer and stakeholder relationships.

  • Product Management - Reviews analysis and performance monitoring for specified products. Supports problem resolution, resolves issues and acts on feedback and usage of in-life products. Contributes to product collateral and monitors results and feedback from product launches. Responsible for one or more products, depending upon the products complexity.

  • Other duties as needed or required.

  • Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, or a related field and 7+ years of Product Owner or Product Management or Product/Security experience.

  • Requires and applies a broad knowledge of business, product performance and industry principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Excellent client-facing written and oral communications skills

  • Working knowledge for SAFe Agile Methodology

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, that can be applied across a diverse set of audiences.

  • High-level understanding of engineering architecture with experience working with engineering teams to deliver products.

  • Work experience in design, development, and implementation of product plans.

  • Working experience in full product lifecycle methodologies.

  • Working experience in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.


  • Experience with Risk, Security, Privacy, and Compliance domains

  • Familiarity with Application Security Testing capabilities and processes, such as: Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Integrated Application Security Testing (IAST)

  • Familiarity with Edge protections and services, such as: Web Application Firewall (WAF), Runtime Application Security Protection (RASP), and API Gateways

  • Familiar with challenges related to 3rd party code, including approaches like software supply chain security, software bill of materials (SBOM), and dependency security assessment

  • High-level understanding of modern software technologies: APIs, cloud capabilities, containers, serverless infrastructure, and infrastructure-as-code

  • Able to research evolving trends and quickly understand benefits and threats of new technologies

  • Manage fast-changing priorities in a dynamic environment to deliver the most impactful solutions to engineering stakeholders

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

Theres 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. Weve 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. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

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 individuals 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.

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About Cox Automotive

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, owning and 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 and groundbreaking consumer brands like Autotrader ® and Kelley Blue Book®, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like ®, Manheim ®, NextGear Capital ®, vAuto ® and Xtime®.

Cox Automotive is part of Cox Enterprises, a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. 

Come join a global, family business that treats team members and clients like they’re just that – family. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Cox Automotive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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