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Lead Software Engineer - iOS Mobile Solutions

at Cox Communications

Posted: 2/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 191230

Job Description

vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for a Lead iOS Software Engineer with experience developing native iOS applications to join our team in Austin, TX.

The Team
The mobile engineering team builds and maintains industry-leading mobile capabilities and applications across domains that include inventory management, acquisition, merchandising, and customer relations management. Our approach is based on solid architectural and development best practices that focus on shared components, reusable code, and cross-project collaboration to accelerate time-to-market while also minimizing duplicated code. We strive to deliver the best mobile experience possible. 

Job Summary:
As a Lead iOS Software Engineer, you will be leading the design and development of various iOS based mobile applications (Swift and Objective-C). Utilizing both Swift and Objective-C, you will work on the development of new applications from the ground up specifically catered to the specifications of individual clients. Working in an Agile environment, you play a lead role as a Lead iOS Software Engineer in a scrum team that also does regular maintenance, debugging, and troubleshooting of existing applications. 

Technology We Use:
Objective-C, C#, Swift, API consumption, AWS

Your Role:
  • Architect, design, develop and document new iOS frameworks and applications. Maintain and evolve existing iOS frameworks and applications.
  • Act as the technical leader for a scrum team and actively participate in the project planning, sprint planning, daily scrum, and sprint review
  • Develop, implement and maintain unit tests
  • Drive projects to completion by collaborating with peers to overcome blockers
  • Contribute to multiple codebases by helping to identify areas of improvement and to establish common design patterns
  • Influence product direction in the vehicle inventory management and merchandising domains
  • Provide thought leadership on mobile development excellence and best practices
  • Help develop other software engineers by participating in code reviews, sharing knowledge and mentoring
  • Stay current with the evolution of iOS, Swift and other mobile technologies
  • Develop proof of concepts for new and innovative ideas

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 8 years of professional software development experience with 5 years of experience in iOS, Swift and Objective-C
  • Demonstrated experience developing and releasing native iOS applications 
  • Multiple publicly available enterprise iOS applications in the Apple app store (current or previous)
  • Demonstrated experience leading iOS development projects and teams
  • BS in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent work experience.

What We Look For:
  • A great deal of passion for code quality, usability
  • Solid problem-solving abilities, coding, testing and debugging skills.
  • A high-energy, confident and self-motivated individual who is not afraid to learn and challenge the status quo
  • Ability to turn high-level requirements into a working system through iterative development
  • An effective communicator with strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Experience writing and/or debugging RESTful services is a plus

About vAuto, a Cox Automotive Brand:

vAuto, Inc. is an industry leading innovator and provider of automotive software solutions. Since the company was founded in 2005, vAuto has launched several first-in industry innovations, including its current suite of solutions that deliver a better way to price, appraise and stock pre-owned vehicles. We are a fast-moving technology company specializing in web & mobile application solutions for the Automotive Industry.

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About Cox Automotive


Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit


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