Lead Release Engineer

  • Job Reference: 472736397-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Employer: Cox Automotive
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Primary Location: 3003 Summit Blvd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 220448


The Lead Release Engineer is responsible for leading release management governance and process adherence. The Lead Release Engineer will focus on the details of assembling the software and streamlining the process. In addition, the role coordinates across various stakeholders and teams to ensure that governance is satisfied.

Your Role:

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of software delivery lifecycle across release trains and teams.
  • Define and communicate the release management governance process, including checklists and deployment plans.
  • Proactively communicate release plans, status, and changes to all stakeholders and teams.
  • Understands and reviews cross dependencies which may pose a risk to the product or other downstream products.
  • Conducts "Go / No Go" meetings prior to release to understand release readiness.
  • Measure and monitor release progress, alerts, synthetics, test results and quality metrics to determine release readiness, overall release health, and risk areas.
  • Actively monitors and reports preproduction and production issues.
  • Coordinate or run production validation tests to ensure the release works properly after deployment.
  • Trigger re-testing activities when needed.
  • Drive process and release quality improvements and efficiencies.
  • Work closely with production engineering and SRE team to improve the overall release process and delivery times.
  • Develop automation or scripts to assist with the release process.
  • Hold teams accountable for release issues and expediating solutions.


  • Written and verbal communication
  • Analytical skills
  • Project leadership
  • Organizational skills
  • Troubleshooting, log and error analysis
  • Programming skills and experience
  • Experience working with offshore teams

Minimum Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of industry-related professional experience and education
  • 10 years+ working experience in software development
  • Working experience with AWS
  • Working knowledge of delivering products in engineering, operations, or release role
  • Working knowledge of development lifecycle methodologies (e.g., waterfall, agile, iterative)
  • Working knowledge in analysis, design, and programming

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 , 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 .

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

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. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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