Apply now »

Senior Software Engineering Manager

Your leadership will make a difference.

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


What We Can Offer

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the customer experience in automotive through digital technology.


Our vision is simple – creating the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way – and the goals we’ve set up to support it are bold and ambitious. We’re building an organization full of creative, diverse and talented people working to build new, exciting digital products and services supporting those goals.


We have cross-functional product teams in Sunnyvale, Shanghai, Stockholm and Gothenburg who create digital consumer experiences spanning the Volvo Cars portfolio of brands. We’re looking for team members to join our organization who think about technology problems and opportunities in exciting and different ways – creative and enthusiastic thinkers who want to change the world with us here at Volvo.


What You’ll Do

You’ll lead multiple projects through technical direction, prioritization, and close collaboration with product managers, user experience designers, other teams, and executives. You’ll support the success of engineers and managers on your teams by removing obstacles, mentoring, and hiring capable engineers to strengthen the team. The team’s tasks will span all the way from early concepts to rolling out large-scale and high-end products. You will orchestrate work with teams across the company, across many functions, such as UX, product management, and business development, and with external companies, like in our delivery collaboration with Amazon.


Who You Are

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineering Manager, who has previously built and led software engineering teams. You have experience of people management, cross-functional collaboration, large-scale system design and hands-on software development across multiple tracks of execution. You have mentored and managed engineers of different levels, tech leads and managers. You have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Strong people management, collaboration and communication skills are essential. It would be great if you had experience of leading development of consumer-facing applications, and of rapid iteration in a changing environment.


What You Can Bring

  • Lead teams developing highly scalable services and solve complex software systems problems by leveraging state-of-the-art technology
  • Gain exposure to various emerging technologies used in E-commerce platforms.
  • Drive projects of high visibility across the organization.
  • Participate in medium- to large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects by reviewing project requirements; translating requirements into technical solutions; gathering requested information (for example, design documents, product requirement); orchestrating of writing and developing code; conducting unit testing; communicating status and issues to team members and stakeholders; collaborating with cross functional teams; troubleshooting open issues and bug-fixes; enhancing design to prevent re-occurrences of defects; ensuring on-time delivery.
  • Understand production operations and add value by leading the way for the team
  • You’ll help the engineers on your team by removing obstacles and helping them grow, as well as hire more great engineers.
  • You’ll mentor tech leads and managers on your team
  • You’ll contribute to projects through technical leadership, prioritization, and close collaboration with managers, product managers, user experience designers, other teams and executives.
  • The team’s tasks will span all the way from early concepts to rolling out large-scale and high-end products. You will work with teams across the company, across the globe, across many functions, such as UX, product management, and business development, and with external companies.


Other Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience as people manager or team lead
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience building scalable ecommerce applications
  • Experience in RESTful Services, Java, Spring Boot Framework, NoSql
  • Strongly inclined to develop SDLC driven organization
  • Experience leading teams and implementing technology globally
  • Providing cross-functional leadership: Working cross-functionally with different stakeholders and business teams to deliver solutions across the globe
  • Experience in development of scalable cloud native microservices.


Who We Are

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. 


In the spirit of a human-centric environment, we strongly believe in the well-being of our employees as well as their families. There are generous health and wellness programs that begin day-one with the company as well as a wide variety of other benefit programs including a comprehensive 401(k), potential for retention & company bonuses, and an opportunity to be a brand ambassador through our car incentive programs! Furthermore, in an effort to build the workday around our employees, we also offer remote flexibility working options. . Lastly, to build on our commitment for equal parenting roles for all genders, we recently launched a new parental leave policy which offers up to 24 weeks of leave at 80% of base pay.

Most importantly, 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.


Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  55683

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

Apply now »