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Director, Engineering Operations


Dealertrack links Sales and F&I processes together with the Dealertrack Dealflow Advantage – a workflow that reaches beyond the limits of single-point providers by connecting the strongest deal-making products, services, and technologies together in a highly efficient chain of connected actions. Anchored by the industry’s most trusted credit app, and bolstered by the largest financing network in the business, our integrated tools provide a comprehensive, mobile-enabled and fully compliant sales and finance solution for dealerships
We are seeking a results-oriented Director of Engineering Operations for our New York office. This position will work alongside the VP of Engineering, interact with leaders across Cox Automotive and be directly responsible for leading strategic initiatives intended to build a high performing software development organization. 
This director level role, reporting to the VP of Engineering for our F&I platform, will drive improvements in engineering excellence, finance and resource management, internal communications, and will manage strategic initiatives. The Director of Engineering Operations will significantly impact the overall success of the organization by focusing on areas such as creating process baselines to measure improvement, gathering and developing key performance indicators, developing initiatives to improve coding and testing practices, developing operational models, capturing and developing strategic plans, and managing the overall operational rhythm of the business.
The ideal candidate will combine a vision of a high performing Engineering organization, a strong program management capability, and an extensive background in leading large multi-discipline organizations to create and deliver programs that result in improved operational excellence.Your Role
  • Partner with the VP of Engineering to develop critical operational initiatives 
  • Partner with finance and facilitate the financial management process, including financial planning, cost management, and resource cost tracking
  • Oversee the execution of strategic initiatives and participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement and incremental efficiencies
  • Manage the internal communications strategy  
  • Create a data-driven culture with respect to Engineering productivity and outcomes
  • Develop, track and report on KPIs related to maintenance, product development, platform performance and platform stability
  • Engage with Engineering leaders across scrum teams to execute on KPIs
  • Manage key agile scaling initiatives across the Engineering organization


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Deep understanding of technology industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices
  • Comprehensive and expert knowledge of the interactive software development process
  • 10+ years of experience, at least 5 years managing software development teams
  • Strong experience managing large-scale programs
  • Working ability to set project schedules, deliverables, and manage budgets
  • Exceptional program management skills with the ability to prioritize work in a changing environment
  • Attention to detail, schedule awareness and ability to drive organizations to healthy and timely results
  • Experience managing and guiding senior leadership via influence rather than command and control techniques
  • Must be able to inspire and maintain a positive atmosphere of innovation and success across a diverse team of engineers
  • Must possess an ability to build key business relationships and contribute to the emerging technology culture within Cox Automotive
  • Experienced storyteller with a passion for creating and delivering innovative communication approaches to engineering audiences
  • Manages confidentiality without exception

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


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.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-NY-North Hills-3400 New Hyde Park Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

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