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Software Engineer (Back End)

Software Development That Makes A Difference


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.


Whats in it for you?
This role is within our Consumer Commercial Digital Products (CCDP) team, which is using digital technologies to reinvent the experience of becoming a Volvo customer. There’s no reason the experience of buying a car should be painful and difficult – it should be as enjoyable and exciting as actually having a new car. That is our mission. This is a rapidly growing team, and we are looking for outstanding people who will be some of the earliest hires in their function, helping to establish it at Volvo Cars. 

You will be responsible for developing back-end software and services for consumer facing products and e-commerce solutions available in more than 80 countries.  Your responsibilities will include rapid development of prototypes/concepts along with regular development.  Initially, we are starting with a small team to create and test concepts, and then productize the promising ideas.  You are experienced with agile development and a champion of software development best practices.

This position is located in Volvo’s new Stockholm Software Technology Centre in central Stockholm or in our Gamlestaden office in Gothenburg.

You and your skills
• Experience as a back-end software engineer, designing and writing code and served as a tech lead
• Expert in back-end development, including data models, persistence layers, back-end services (REST APIs), app frameworks, caching and messaging services, as well as using 3rd party APIs
• Understanding of Service Oriented Architectures
• Knowledge of designing dara models, using ORMs/dara access layers, and SQL and noSQL databases
• Strong understanding of multiple languages - at least 2 of these must be Python, Java, Ruby, Scala, or JavaScript
• Experience of developing code with AWS, Google App Engine, or other major cloud providers
• Technical interviewing, and helping to build a highly functioning software development team

To succeed in this role you need to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent as well as a minimum of 5 years work experience developing back-end software. You also have strong software design skills and knowledge of design patterns. It’s important that you have experience and expertise in developing consumer-facing products and experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools (Jira). We use technologies such as node, graphql and styled components. We also value knowledge around testing.


We think that you share our passion for cars and developments in the auto industry. You have understanding of CMS systems, such as Drupal or Sitecore as well as understanding of Microsoft .NET and Azure technologies. Experience of developing mobile applications is preferred.


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact Director of Engineering, Robert Smith at or questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Mark Chan at We want your application at the latest January 28th, 2019. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.


We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.



Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  16223

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