Sr Software Engineer

Cox Automotive   •  

Mission, KS

Industry: Automotive.


5 - 7 years

Posted 272 days ago

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VinSolutions, a Cox Automotive Brand, is currently looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team in Mission, KS.

The Senior Software Engineer writes and maintains code within applications and systems to implement capabilities and features, improve performance and maintainability, while reducing technical debt in alignment with product and technology roadmaps. The Senior Software Engineer plays a role in Agile planning, providing advice and guidance, and monitoring emerging trends.

The Senior Software Engineer focuses on front-end using HTML, JavaScript and CSS to build rich, interactive web applications using React. This position will help build critical web applications that 1000’s of automotive dealerships use to manage inventory, customers, campaigns and more. A successful developer in this role will interact with multiple teams who are delivering web services (built in C# with Web API), but this role is focused solely on front-end development, so other teams will deliver the necessary web services.

Agile Planning – 10%

  • Works with Product Management to understand the challenges that customers and end users face in their day-to-day work and partner with them to design viable solutions.
  • Recommends viable solutions to processes, technology, and interfaces that improve the effectiveness of the team and reduce technical debt.
  • Foresees capacity requirements for component usage and identifies limitations.
  • Provides input into story sizing, backlog grooming, and release planning.

Product Development – 50%

  • Contributes to product and solution designs to address critical issues and complex problems.
  • Builds software applications across multiple platforms in response to the needs of stakeholders.
  • Understands technical architecture and writes software and automated tests that are aligned with agreed upon standards.
  • Performs trouble-shooting efforts and investigations when necessary.

Application Support – 20%

  • Provides ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance of deployed products.

Advice and Guidance – 15%

  • Actively works with less experienced software engineers providing technical guidance and oversight.

Emerging Technology Monitoring – 5%

  • Actively participates in the engineering community, staying up to date on new software technologies and best practices and shares insights with others in the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responds to production performance issues and sees those performance issues through resolution.
  • Performs deep performance related diagnostic troubleshooting / analysis.
  • Makes performance recommendations to developers based on results and code identifications.
  • Communicates performance analysis to stakeholders and suggests applicable changes.
  • Identifies workflows and system characteristics to be performance tested and monitored.
  • Defines performance benchmarks and SLA’s.
  • Writes, debugs and executes code used in performance/monitoring efforts.
  • Analyzes test results to identify issues, and works with architects and developers to suggest improvements and drive issues to resolution.
  • Analyzes production monitoring metrics to trace back to test results and offer suggestions for areas performance improvements.
  • Works with team to ensure quality and standardization of performance test plans, scripts, and results.

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Working experience of software development (e.g. WebAPI, .Net Core, C#)
  • Working experience in enterprise level software performance engineering
  • Working experience with diagnostic tools such as Stackify or App Dynamics
  • Working experience optimizing website performance with strong knowledge in networks, browsers, content delivery, etc.
  • Working experience of TCP/IP, networking topology
  • Working experience in identifying system bottlenecks, architectural risks, and issues
  • Working experience supporting web-based applications built on Windows systems
  • Working experience writing parameterized and data driven scripts
  • Working experience with CloudWatch, DataDog or other monitoring tools
  • Working experience in a variety of relational and non-relational data structures e.g. SQL, DynamoDB, S3, etc.
  • Working experience with source code control systems
  • Working experience in AWS platform tools for delivery (EC2, ElasticBeanstalk, Terraform)


  • 5+ years of experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
  • Working experience realizing applications from conception and design, to implementation and support
  • Working experience  in coding within multiple technology stacks (e.g. Front-end: browser and device typically using common client-side technologies – HTML, CSS, ReactJS, Redux; Back-end: server, application, database using languages like C#, SQL)
  • Working experience with application lifecycle methodologies (e.g. agile, iterative)
  • Working experience in  analysis, design and programming
  • Working experience with appropriate database technology
  • Developed experience in leadership and mentorship capacities for growing team members in the development, agile, and quality spaces
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

             Required technical skills:

1.            HTML

2.            JavaScript

3.            CSS

Desirable technical skills:

1.            React

2.            Redux

3.            Sass

4.            Node.js

5.            ES2015/ES6

6.            GitHub

7.            Service-oriented architecture