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Backend Developer

It's what sets us apart that brings us together.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference


Volvo Cars of America - Position:  Backend Developer (Connected Car)


The Connected Car team sits within our Digital organization and is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the connected consumer experience within the Americas region. This includes working with Android based infotainment, Volvo Cars mobile app and our legacy car platforms. Globally, we support the rollout, support & development of new products and services that have a US market specific functionality.


As a Backend Developer you would need to have at least 5+ years of experience in building scalable backend services for consumer facing applications. In this role as a backend developer, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of domestically created (localized) functionality within a globally developed mobile application. Additionally, the team may be approached by other global teams to ensure timely deliveries of market features.


Your primary focus will be the development and implementation of back-end services (and associated infrastructure) to be used by our mobile app. Due to your experience you will also provide technical expertise and guidance to peer engineers and developers globally. Working across different organizational layers including the business & global R&D teams, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and the creation of quality products is essential.

About You

  • You have personally overseen the shipment high quality code to production as part of a team.
  • You enjoy tackling interesting, complicated problems and following them through to the end.
  • You collaborate effectively with engineers, product managers, and designers to break down product requirements and maintain visibility on projects.
  • You write clean code and have significant experience with one or more programming languages
  • Built scalable, performant, highly available services and understand the value of a good SLA

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement backend systems to support locally developed features and functionality within our Mobile app.
  • Ensure our services function in a distributed HA system & can scale.
  • Develop services with attention to metrics & performance monitoring.
  • Develop technical SLA’s for vendors and other resources.
  • Assist peer engineers with technical issues as they arise.


Additional Skills

  • Coding Languages: CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, Python, Java/Kotlin (Sprint Boot) [REQUIRED]
  • Operational Tools: GIT, Jira, Confluence, etc.


Education: Bachelor’s degree (Masters Preferred) in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology or another related field or Equivalent.

Professional Experience: Minimum 5+ years


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.

Mahwah, NJ, US

Job requisition ID:  52339

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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