Apply now »

Senior Backend Engineer

Want to drive digital change in automotive?

At Volvo Cars, we are making bold digital visions come true. We aim to lead in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making our customers' lives less complicated. Now we are looking for curious, creative people who want to change the world through innovative thinking.


About the team

The Product Costing Team is responsible for solutions used for tracking and planning all costs incurred when manufacturing a product or a service. This is part of Volvo Cars’ financial core where we build services that provide information for steering and controlling, creating engaging experiences for our end users. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely data for analysis, in order to give management relevant data for decision making.  The team is distributed and will now growth also in Sweden. We are a diverse product team of frontend and backend engineers working with Java, Spring Boot, NextJS, Angular and Azure. Other tools and components can be GraphQL, REST api’s, React, Kafka, and Snowflake.

You will be a part of a product team and will alongside with developers and QA also collaborate with our product manager and business analyst as well as business, other product teams and stakeholders that supports our deliveries.

We are launching more and more functionality in existing solution as well as starting up new solutions for replacing existing applications. You will together with the team solve complex problems to accelerate business.  

Job Description
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Backend Engineer with expertise in Java/SpringBoot and standard components in that environment. The ideal candidate will be a proactive individual capable of driving initiatives within the team and mentoring junior engineers. You will play a pivotal role in integrating and interfacing with various backend services across different teams, each employing distinct cloud technologies.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code.
  • Lead the integration of backend services, ensuring seamless communication across different platforms and cloud technologies.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to create cohesive and scalable solutions.
  • Manage high-load event processing from Kafka queues, optimizing for performance and reliability.
  • Mentor junior engineers, guiding them in best practices and professional development.
  • Drive innovation and initiatives within the team, contributing to the continuous improvement of our processes and services.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficient in Java with a solid understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Experience with cloud technologies and various communication protocols.
  • Experience in handling high-load event processing, preferably with Kafka.
  • Experience of data analysis and high data volumes in system integrations.
  • Strong experience in developing and integrating complex backend services.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, capable of working in a cross-functional team environment and close to different stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in mentoring and leading junior team members.


Location: Gothenburg (Hybrid)


Want to know more? We hope so

We welcome you to apply in english by 19th April the latest. Please apply through the provided link. Applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged. 

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE, 40531

Job requisition ID:  69945

Apply now »