Product Manager

Austin, Texas
Sep 27, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Cox Automotive is adding and experienced Product Owner with SAAS/PAAS
software products to our Platform API
team in our CRS group in Austin, TX.

Our vision

The Common Retail
Services API product team provides an enterprise-wide framework for
commercialization and consistency of Cox Automotive capabilities in the form of
APIs thereby driving faster and efficient automotive commerce.

Initiatives/products that drive our vision are as

  • Cox Automotive API
    Storefront: A central, online, and public-facing store that is used to
    facilitate the purchase and consumption of Cox built APIs

  • Best Practices: Our
    design center helps Cox developer teams build APIs with consistency and quality
    driving towards an ‘API first’ and ‘API as a product’ mindset

  • API Developer Tools:
    We build tools that help the builders of APIs. Each of these tools are
    standalone products

Why should you work for Cox?

Work with an industry leader:

It’s all about our

Transforming the Auto

A great place to work:

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

  • The Retail API team is
    the center driving the ‘API as product’ and ‘API first’ initiatives for Cox and
    as a product leader in that space you will be directly responsible for changing
    the way the company builds and sells its capabilities.

As a Product Owner, you will…

  • Lead the successful delivery of the product roadmaps for multiple teams
    and/or areas within the Retail API space

  • Partner with Product, Technology and Executive Leadership to shape the
    strategy and roadmap for products directly managed

  • Manage the product roadmap and backlog for one or more product lines

  • Prioritize and sequence the backlog by business value or ROI

  • Lead the quarterly planning efforts for the assigned areas

  • Work within their Application(s) teams to decompose epics, themes and
    features into system level stories and/or designs

  • Accurately report on current project status on a weekly basis to
    Product and Technology leadership

  • Convey the vision and goals at the beginning of every initiative,
    iteration and throughout the product life cycle

  • Identify, understand and communicate the customer needs to application
    development teams in order to shape successful implementation of new products
    and features

  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features,
    behavior and high-level architecture

  • Develop and maintain solid understanding of the competitive landscape
    in the automotive software space including competitive products

  • Foster a collaborative team environment within and across teams at Cox

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, or related field is required
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in software Product Development in a Product or Technology role
  • Strong communication, planning, critical thinking, and organizing skills required.  Must be able to analyze data, solve problems, make decisions, and continuously improve.
  • Extensive experience in translating customer requirements into Agile user stories
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) required.   
  • Experience with Product planning, Agile productivity and management tools (e.g., Aha, Product Board, Rally, VersionOne, Jira, Trello, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers

What might get you brownie points…
  • Experience partnering with design teams and guiding UX
  • Working knowledge of application programming interfaces (APIs) OR system integration
  • Working knowledge of Rally (CA Agile) preferred
  • 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,®, 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.

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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