Senior Product Manager

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
competitive
Posted
Aug 28, 2019
Metro Area
Austin
Duration
Full Time

Cox Automotive is hiring an experienced Senior Product Manager in SAAS/PAAS for our Core Domain team in Austin, TX.

 

 

 

 

 

Our
vision


 

The
Core Retail Services - Core Domain product team provides shared services
products that enable an integrated and consistent foundation for all Cox
Automotive solutions, including AutoTrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet,
Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, VinSolutions, and Xtime. 

 

 

 


Our Initiatives/products that drive our vision are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Common
    User: a central facility for creating and managing a user that will be shared
    across all Cox Auto applications

  • Common
    Dealer: a central repository representing the organizational structure of our
    customers that will be shared across all Cox Auto applications

  • Access
    Control: a central facility for managing what a user is allowed to do and where
    they are allowed to do it. 

 

 


Why
should you work for Cox?

 

 

 

 

 

Work
with an industry leader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOCvFnzrOys

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s
all about our culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOrgaLV2Meg

 

 

 

 

Transforming
the Auto Industry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktiMKTWd0HY

 

 

 

 

A
great place to work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dczN3E7coak

 

 

 


What
is interesting about this role and the team? 

 

 

 

 

  • Common Retail Services is a team that serves as a framework for
    all of Cox’s Retail business units and brands, giving an enterprise-wide
    exposure to its team members.

  • In this role you will have the unique opportunity to interface
    with leaders from various business units across Cox Automotive, as opposed to
    being siloed into one application or brand.

  • The Core Domain team is the center building best-of-breed
    services that all Cox Auto products need. This lowers duplicative development
    and enables customers to use more Cox Auto products as a coherent suite, and as
    a product leader you will be directly instrumental in levering up our
    across-the-board footprint in the industry. 

 

 

 

 

As
a Senior Product Manager, you will…

 

 

 

 

  • Along
    with Director of Product Management, define product vision and objective
    measures of success and work closely with Architects and Software Engineering
    to oversee and approve product designs, enhancements, and quality.

  • Track
    market trends and competitive offerings.

  • Interact
    directly with customers and others to drive product direction and ensure
    capabilities meet market needs and customer goals.

  • Collaborate
    with multiple Agile product development / software engineering teams
    responsible for developing and launching platform application and components.

  • Lead
    the full product lifecycle from research and design through development and
    launch.

  • Work
    closely with internal and external customers, stakeholders, and other Product Managers
    to build a collectively understood and prioritized product roadmap and backlog
    at the epic and feature level.

  • Collaborate
    with other Product Managers to align backlogs and roadmaps across teams, departments,
    business units, and release trains.

  • Triage
    and prioritize customer-reported bugs and customer-requested features and
    enhancements.

  • Act
    as subject matter expert on assigned products, services, and capabilities, as
    well as in general areas of authentication security and permissions controls.

  • Collaborate
    with Architects and Software Engineering to ensure products and services are
    secure, performant, and highly available.

  • Collaborate
    with Operations to ensure appropriate monitoring, alerting, incident
    management, and problem resolution for products and services.

  • Participate
    in product team iteration planning, release planning, and coordination of
    dependencies.

  • Coordinate
    go-to-market activities with Sales, Marketing, Legal, Operations, Support, and
    other departments as needed.

  • Lead
    and participate in various Agile ceremonies, including sprint reviews, stakeholder
    meetings, backlog grooming, and retrospectives.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in computer science, information systems, or related field required. 
  • 5+
    years of relevant product manager/product owner experience in a software
    development organization required. 
  • Experience
    with Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) required, including working
    competency with Agile tracking tools like Rally or Jira. 
  • Strong oral, written and
    presentation communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated usage of data to inform
    product management decisions and prioritization.
  • Ability to work under pressure with
    time constraints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special
things that would make you stand out from others…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • An
    advanced degree in a quantitative field
  • Working
    knowledge of SaaS web technologies and modern, cloud-based software
    architectures and components
  • Experience
    with single sign-on (SSO), identity & access management (IDM, IAM),
    authentication and authorization
  • Experience
    with application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Experience
    partnering with design teams and guiding UX
  • SAFe
    experience and/or Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO)
  • Pragmatic
    Marketing certifications
  • Experience
    with standards compliance requirements, such as security, accessibility, and/or
    mobile responsive design
  • Automotive
    industry experience

 

 

 

 

About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

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.

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