SR. DATA ENGINEER | Cox Automotive Canada

  • Cox Automotive Canada
  • Cox Automotive Canada, 2700 Matheson Blvd E, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Oct 15, 2020
Full time General Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Primary Location: 2700 Matheson Blvd E, Mississauga, ON, CA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 205276



This position will join our growing team of data and analytics experts for Cox Automotive Canada. You will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. You will support our data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery consistent throughout ongoing projects.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be responsible for leading Data Engineering projects throughout their entire lifecycle, that being: initial investigation and stakeholder engagement, solution design, application development, testing and sign-off, release and maintenance

The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of Cox Automotive Canada. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives, enabling the evolution of our Data Science and Business Intelligence 


  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Recommend different ways to constantly improve data reliability and quality
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Improve upon the data ingestion pipelines, ETL jobs, and alarms to maintain data integrity and data availability.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent and Stay up-to-date with advances in data persistence and big data technologies
  • Prototype and design new data integration solutions that balance security, scalability, fault-tolerance, performance as well as cost effectiveness
  • Define, document and champion best practice architectural patterns and work with wider technology development teams to proactively seek out new opportunities to utilise Data Solutions technology and data assets
  • Be responsible for leading the delivery of multiple Data Engineering development projects at a time. Project delivery responsibility extends from design, development, testing, release and maintenance
  • Be responsible for leading the delivery of multiple Data Engineering development projects at a time. Project delivery responsibility extends from design, development, testing, release and maintenance


  • 3+ years’ technical experience working in Big Data, designing solutions to complex data ingestion problems
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Big Data Certification and AWS certification would be an asset
  • Must have strong Data Orchestration experience using tools such has AWS Step Functions, Lambda, AWS Data Pipeline, Apache Nifi.
  • Advance Python Skills to develop efficient, decouple Data pipeline
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS Big Data Services
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge and hands on development experience in building Distributed Big Data Solutions including ingestion, caching, processing, consumption, logging & monitoring)
  • Must have a strong understanding and experience with Cloud Storage infrastructure and operationalizing AWS based storage services & solutions prefer S3 or related specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Experience in building processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable data stores
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • Experience deploying data pipelines with CI/CD
  • Experience with Snowflake Data Warehouse is plus

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s 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, Manheim and vAuto.


About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve 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.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   

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.