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Staff Software 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.


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 Digital SHOP (CDLS) 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.

As a core member of our engineering team, you will be responsible for designing and developing new consumer applications that reach Volvo’s customers. You should have a start-up mindset 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 CDLS and is located in Volvo’s Sunnyvale, CA Software Technology Center.

What you Can Bring

  • Experience designing and building production-level web applications
  • Strong analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of backend development, including Java, Spring Boot.
  • Knowledge of front-end development, including responsive interfaces, single-page applications, and using modern JavaScript frameworks such as the use of React
  • Knowledge of backend development, including data models, backend services, complex business logic
  • Experience using REST APIs and an understanding of HTTP and REST architecture
  • An understanding of modern web practices to create an efficient user-experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a team player and open to change
  • Fun and friendly attitude
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or other major cloud providers and containerization
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and associated tools


Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 10-year work experience as a software engineer
  • 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 Java
  • Experience in JavaScript, ES6, and 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. 


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:  49432

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

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