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Software Engineering Hands-On Manager, Backend

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.

Job Purpose:

You will be responsible for hiring a complete team of software engineers to design and create new consumer applications (desktop and mobile) that reach Volvo’s customers.  You should have startup experience where you had quickly developed prototypes and catalyzed product development in a fast paced, fluid environment.  You are a hands on developer with full stack experience and experience hiring and building a team.  You are experienced with agile development and a champion of software development best practices.

This position will report to the Director of Engineering for the Consumer Enterprise Digital team and is located in Volvo’s new Sunnyvale, CA Technology Center.


Required Skills

  • Experience as a hands-on SW Manager, both leading development teams and coding
  • Knowledge of backend development, including data models, backend services, complex business logic
  • Experienced with Service Oriented Architecture and web services
  • Extensive coding experience with Java, strong understanding of additional languages such as Python, Ruby, Scala
  • Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL database systems and their trade offs
  • Experience creating and using REST APIs
  • Experience with AWS, Google App Engine, or other major cloud providers and containerization
  • Ability to recruit, hire, and build a highly functioning team of software engineers
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 5 years work experience, at least 2 years as a hands-on SW Manager
  • Strong software design skills and knowledge of design patterns
  • Expertise in and experience developing consumer-facing products
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools (Jira) 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for cars and developments in the auto industry
  • Understanding of CMS systems, such as Drupal or Sitecore
  • Understanding of Microsoft .NET and Azure technologies
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools and practices
  • Experience developing mobile applications

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.

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  16473

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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