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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 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: 

As a Senior Software Engineer in our Consumer Commercial Digital Products (CCDP) team, you will be 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. 


As a core member of our backend engineering team, you will be responsible for designing and creating data models, service APIs & 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. 


As a benefit to being a member on our team, you will be able to work on the industry’s latest software technologies, frameworks, and architecture practices. We also run multiple Hack-a-thon's to make our jobs more exciting!

What you will bring:

  • Experience designing and building production-level web applications
  • Knowledge of backend development, including data models, backend services, complex business logic
  • Expertise in and experience developing consumer-facing products
  • Experience creating and using REST APIs
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools


Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Information or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience as a software engineer
  • Strong analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability in debugging complex issues
  • Extensive coding experience with Java, Spring booth, and backend frameworks
  • Deep knowledge of microservice architecture, Docker container, Kubernetes, and Kafka message queue
  • Extensive experience with the observability stack, such as Elastic search, Kabana, Grafana, and Jaeger
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools (Jira)


Additional areas you may have:

  • A passion for cars and developments in the auto industry
  • Experience with Azure, GCP or other major cloud providers
  • Experience in JavaScript, ES6, and functional programming



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. 


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.

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:  49062

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

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