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Head of Software Engineering

Cox Automotive is the world's largest automotive service company, providing solutions to clients at every stage of the vehicle lifecycle. We help dealers, manufacturers, fleet and leasing companies.
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The Engineering team is a core part of Cox Automotive’s Enterprise Technology group delivering products & software to support our business strategy.

The software engineering department has recently moved to report directly to the CIO as part of transforming the critical role the team plays in our organisation. The objective of this move is to increase the significance and importance of software & product engineering in the business by making it part of the Senior Leadership Team.

The team plays a key role in delivering and supporting approx. 50 products/projects at any time varying in scale from small change activity to projects running over multiple years with multi-million pound budgets. The team is part way through a transformation journey towards taking a more DevOps, Agile and Lean approach, plus is currently exploring a switch from a project to product delivery mindset alongside our Product group.

We are looking for an experienced and senior software engineering leader to join the team and help drive this transformation forward at pace. 


Define and communicate the software engineering strategy and lead the agile transformation driving agility in how we deliver value to our business & customers.

 Working closely with Enterprise Architecture maintain an up to date backlog of all technical debt within the Cox application and product estate plus cost /benefit analysis for remediating the debt.

Accountable for the delivery of software, including the business analysis, development and QA teams, from customer requirements elicitation through to end of post go-live support.

Work closely with the Enterprise Service group to ensure a smooth transition of software into production including handover to the application support team post go-live support.

In partnership with Service, develop our DevOps strategy towards our vision of ‘Creating a culture and mind-set for collaboration between product, development and service.’


We're looking for a candidate who has developed enterprise products and platforms who can help us grow these platforms and add additional services and products to our portfolio. 

Helping us to integrate these products to work together so experience of working with multiple products / services would be beneficial. 

Working in an agile way and used to frequent delivery on different time schedules. 

A visionary leader who can provide us with the technology leadership who can help define what we need to do better as a business looking after the UK initially with future scope for a more European / International remit. 



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Perks & Benefits

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All of our team members are unique. 

That's why we offer a range of benefits to give our people the opportunity to choose what works best for them.

Here's just a few...

  • Vehicle discount

    If you need a new set of wheels, look no further. All team members can buy a vehicle through our auction centres at a discounted rate.

  • Flexible holiday

    Taking a break and switching off is important, so we offer all team members the chance to buy additional annual leave for those extra days of relaxation.

  • Points means prizes

    Our peer-to-peer reward scheme gives you the chance to say 'thank you' to your colleagues for going the extra mile. If you receive these yourself, you can swap them for a range of treats.

  • Long service

    We recognise long-term commitment with shopping vouchers and an additional week's holiday in your anniversary year.

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