CLOUD ARCHITECT | Cox Automotive Canada

  • Cox Automotive Canada
  • Cox Automotive Canada, Matheson Boulevard East, Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2021
Full time General Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Primary Location: 2700 Matheson Blvd EMississaugaON, CA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 210680



CAC Cloud Architect


Cox Automotive Canada has been on a cloud transformation journey, modernizing our product and IT platforms while moving to public cloud provided infrastructure and PaaS capabilities. This effort has strong momentum and has delivered dramatic improvements in team member productivity, improved system reliability, and decreased security risk posture.

We are looking for a Cloud Architect to drive a cloud-centric architectural approach for our Product Engineering and IT teams to improve the quality, simplicity, and time-to-market of the services they deliver.

The Cloud Architect will work collaboratively with the technology stakeholders including solution and software architects, principal engineers, security and network support, product management and business leaders to understand their needs and develop business-driven roadmaps for migration to the cloud. This individual will also collaborate with US-based Cloud Enablement team for their best practices and standard approaches, tools, and engineered solutions to address any unique needs we may have.

Reporting to the CTO, the Cloud Architect as a member of the CAC Architecture team will participate in developing prescriptive patterns, standards, and target-state architectures for the Cox Automotive Canada.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Cloud Architecture – advise teams on technical direction, ensuring consistency with the CAC standards to cloud architecture, and conducting architecture reviews in the spirit of the AWS Well-Architected Review.
  • Systems Architecture – proactively engage with teams on questions of technical architectural direction, sharing subject matter expertise on preferred architectural patterns and re-usable approaches from across the CAC. Learns about and drives the dissemination of reusable patterns across teams, both within CAC and across International markets.
  • Developing Architectural Guidelines and Design Principles – collaborate with other architects in creating a set of common production-readiness standards and design principles, working closely with representatives from Security, Production Engineering, and our Architecture teams.
  • Monitoring the Industry / Technical Landscape – ensure that our architectural direction is consistent with current, accepted practices in our industry and within CAC. Communicate new technology and practices to our teams via design reviews and training sessions.
  • Cross-CAC Collaboration – collaborate with leaders from Architecture, Security, Production Engineering, IT Operations and Product teams across CAC to contribute to a wider set of patterns and practices that support our teams in building quality, production-ready, maintainable solutions.
  • Training – develop and deliver training sessions on a wide range of architectural topics for leaders, architects, and team members. Training development plan should be based on an understanding of CAC’s architectural priorities and the teams’ maturity level and developmental needs.
  • Architectural Advocacy – act as a thought leader to advocate for the approaches that will lead to success for the organization, working with executive leaders to gain buy-in and alignment.




  • 10+ years of working experience as a practicing architect and / or lead engineer
  • Proven ability to work autonomously to drive results in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Passion for technology with a proven ability to stay up-to-speed on current trends in enterprise-scale cloud development
  • Working experience in technology delivery, especially in Internet environments
  • Working experience with relevant AWS and other cloud technologies
  • Working experience as an Architect on large-scale software implementations
  • Working experience in multi-tier enterprise architecture environments
  • Working experience with relevant database technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science degree or related field

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.