Lead User Interface Engineer

Lead User Interface Engineer

08 Apr 2021
California, Irvine, 92602 Irvine USA

Lead User Interface Engineer

Primary Location: 195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 202101260

Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive brand, is currently looking for a

Lead User Interface Engineer to join our Audience Experiences team in Irvine, CA.

Our Teams :

At Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take an important role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. Our software engineers are part of an energetic team that build world-class solutions to benefit the auto buying public, dealers, and manufacturers. At Cox Automotive, youll be immersed in an environment that values your teamwork and creative problem-solving techniques while encouraging you to continue to learn new skills and technologies.

Risk-taking is encouraged here and we reward great results. Collaboration and support are woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons and brain-storming sessions to sprint reviews, youll be immersed in an environment that encourages bringing fresh ideas to the table with an innovative mindset.

Giving back to the community is important at Cox Automotive. You will be given time during working hours to volunteer at local charities.

The Job :

The Lead User Interface Engineer will be responsible for developing rich, interactive user experiences across KBB.com and Autotrader.coms desktop and mobile platforms. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the latest in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, and will be driven to help push web development initiatives.

Responsibilities :
  • Take an active role in the development projects for the website, both large and small, throughout the various phases of the project life cycle. Assess new initiatives to determine the work effort and estimate the necessary time-to-completion.
  • Lead and mentor other team members to develop shared best practices and development standards.
  • Maintain existing code and functionality once it is assimilated into the ongoing operations of the Web business.
  • An interest in sharing knowledge about new technologies with the team and facilitating the implementation of such technologies across projects.
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Development with cross-browser/cross-device compatibility in a graded browser support environment.
  • Document new development, procedures or test plans as needed.
  • Participate in Web data builds and deployment efforts.
  • Working knowledge of .NET/Java and an understanding of classes and inheritance as well as the principles of code-reuse in object-oriented programming.
  • Working in an Agile development cycle using advanced Scrum methodologies.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 6+ years expertise writing semantic HTML5/HTML and CSS3/CSS.
  • 6+ years expertise writing clean, unobtrusive core JavaScript and debugging tools.
  • 2+ years with one or more JavaScript SPA frameworks such as React or Angular, additionally, experience with React, Node.js and creating applications to run on AWS a plus
  • Proficient in coding within front-end technology stacks and related frameworks, libraries and tools
  • Proficient with JavaScript unit tests and/or other forms of automation testing
  • Familiarity with programming paradigms such as object oriented/functional programming
  • Ability to understand and work with product teams to engineer requirements
  • Ability to be fully accountable for design and advocacy of UI solutions
  • Working experience with user interface design patterns, visual design elements and a UI component library
  • Working experience in web application development using responsive design
  • Working experience in an Agile/Scrum environment

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals 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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