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Senior Software Engineer

We are people who want to make a difference.

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 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.


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 Summary:

This role is within our Consumer Commercial Digital Products (CDLS) team, which is using digital technologies to reinvent the experience of becoming a Volvo customer. There’s no reason the experience of buying a car should be painful and difficult – it should be as enjoyable and exciting as actually having a new car. That is our mission. This is a rapidly growing team, and we are looking for outstanding people who will be some of the earliest hires in their function, helping to establish it at Volvo Cars. 


You will be responsible for developing front end software for consumer-facing products and e-commerce solutions across more than 80 countries. Your responsibilities will include the rapid development of prototypes/concepts, and regular product development. You are experienced with agile development and a champion of software development best practices.


This position is located in Volvo’s new Sunnyvale, CA Software Technology Center.


What You Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience as a front end software engineer, building complex and performant Web applications
  • Deep understanding of full web technology stack (HTML, CSS, HTTP, cookies, headers, caching etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript design patterns regardless of framework and library
  • Experience using modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue
  • Experience with Java & Spring , preferably with Spring Booth application framework
  • Experience developing code with AWS, Google App Engine, or other major cloud providers
  • Technical interviewing, and helping to build a highly functioning software development team


Key Competencies/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 5 years work experience, focusing on web frontend software
  • Solid Computer Science fundamentals with data structure and algorithms
  • Expertise and experience in 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
  • Experience developing mobile applications


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:  47028

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

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