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Senior Backend Engineer

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.


Luxe was a startup and its assets were recently purchased by Volvo. The Luxe team that joined Volvo retained its fast, nimble culture and now has the resources and scale of Volvo. We are looking for a skilled Back-end Software Engineer who believes in our values and mission, and is passionate about building great products. The technology you build will be in the hands of millions of Volvo owners and cars worldwide.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Design, conceptualize, implement and maintain our microservices architecture using cutting edge technologies and cat gifs.
  • Participate in defining the product in cooperation with product team.
  • Ensure system stability by implementing the highest standards of software development, design, security and testing.


Competencies/Experience/Skills Required:

  • 5+ years professional experience in an object oriented language (i.e. Java, Typescript, C#)
  • Proficient in writing scalable REST APIs
  • Familiarity with microservice architectures
  • Professional experience with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • High coding standards
    • Write clean, reusable, maintainable and documented code
    • Deep understanding of testing best practices (i.e. test driven development, coverage analysis, ...)
    • Code reviews

Optional Skills:

  • Node.JS
  • Experience with caching engines (i.e. Memcached, Redis, …)
  • Amazon AWS
  • Experience with message brokers (RabbitMQ, Kafka)


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.

San Francisco, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  16472

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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