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Software Engineer

Want to innovate to make life simpler?

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people, and we innovate to provide safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


Volvo Summary: 

Volvo’s mission is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car company and to make people’s lives less complicated. Here at Volvo we are looking for individuals that want to be a part of this progressive change as well as be talented, committed and fun spirited when joining our globally diversified workforce. Employees at Volvo Car Inc. are the key component to our current and future success. We still continue to follow the initial core values instilled by our founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson (Gothenburg, Sweden Circa 1927). Everything we do here at Volvo starts with people in mind. We are looking for employees who are analytical, interpersonal, technical and teamwork driven to join the Volvo family and by providing our employees with a foundation for success we can help develop the latest and greatest innovations to the car manufacturing market.


Job Summary:   

This role is within our Consumer Digital, Learn Shop team, which is using digital technology to reinvent the experience of becoming a Volvo customer. There’s no reason the experience of buying a car cannot be as enjoyable and exciting as actually having a new car. To make this a reality is our mission.


Join his rapidly growing team, become one of our earliest hires and help us establish this new organization!


As a core member of our backend engineering team, you will be responsible for designing and creating data models, service APIs and more to support new consumer applications that reach Volvo’s customers. You should have start-up experience where you had quickly developed prototypes and catalyzed product development in a fast-paced, fluid environment. You are experienced with agile development and a champion of software development best practices. 

This position will report to the Manager of Engineering for the Consumer Digital, Learn Shop and is located in Volvo’s Sunnyvale, California Software Technology Center.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Experience designing and building production-level web applications
  • Strong analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of backend development, including data models, backend services, and complex business logic
  • Extensive coding experience with Java and backend framework
  • Experience creating and using REST APIs
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or other major cloud providers and containerization
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools


Key Competencies/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information or related fields
  • Minimum 1 years of work experience as a software engineer
  • 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
  • Strong understanding of additional languages such as Python, Ruby, Scala
  • Experience in JavaScript, ES6, functional programming
  • Understanding of CMS systems, such as Drupal or Sitecore
  • Understanding of Microsoft .NET and Azure technologies
  • Experience monitoring and operating production-level service


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.

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  38747

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

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