Back-end Developer

Volkswagen Digital Solutions
IT & Digital projects for the Volkswagen Group.

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerLisbon, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeIntermediate
  • routeRequired language: English
  • Back-end Developer
  • tagMust Have: Embedded Systems, JavaOther Required: C, C++, REST APIsNice to Have: Amazon Web Services, DevOps, Python

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Technology-driven trends such as diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity will revolutionize the automotive industry in the next decade. Volkswagen Group, as world leader in the automotive industry, is setting the pace for this revolution. Volkswagen Digital Solutions was created in Lisbon following the overall group strategy to be part of this challenge. 

MAN Digital Hub | Lisbon 
The MAN Digital Hub in Lisbon is part of Volkswagen Digital Solutions and, together with MAN Truck & Bus SE, develops and shapes the future of commercial vehicles by driving digitalization in this market. 

We are looking for a passionate Backend Developer to join us and together with our international teams build the mobility vision of tomorrow. 

What you will do… 

  • Work in the context of automotive IoT, you will use DevOps principles to create, test and deploy backend solutions as well as internal tools using modern cloud infrastructure like AWS. 
  • Develop products, prototypes and MVPs for near-vehicle features - “features over the air” (FotA). For example: Over the air updates of map data or delivery of real-time traffic data. 
  • Have end-to-end responsibility for the products you build, including usage of hardware test setups consisting of parts of a real truck to validate combability with embedded systems. Hence, you will learn fast how to log into embedded Linux devices and how to change and debug the configuration. 
  • Develop/deploy/maintain automotive IoT backend microservices based on Java Spring Boot and powered by AWS. The application uses technologies like PostgreSQL, SQS, Kafka, MQTT and S3. 
  • If necessary, you will be able to write small test/prototyping programs in C/C++ to mock and check behavior in embedded Linux devices. 
  • Write testing tools in python and C++ to conduct manual/automatic software on embedded tests/hardware in the loop. 
  • Advise your team and other teams on all questions around backend and tool development in an automotive IoT environment. 
  • Take initiative to solve problems and overcome roadblocks, being the interface between electrical engineers, IT technology and user. You are a result-oriented individual. 

Main requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or comparable job expertise. 
  • Relevant experience in the conception and implementation of complex software solutions in an international context. 
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken. 
  • Solid experience with Clean Code and Clean Architecture principles as well as common software design patterns. 
  • Solid experience with back-end development with focus on RESTful APIs, event-driven architecture (one/multiple of Kafka, Kinesis, SQS, MQTT) and integration into the last mile to the embedded world. 
  • Solid experience with server-side Java frameworks and implementation of projects with Spring Boot, and RESTful web services. 
  • Knowledge of languages like C/C++ and willingness to learn how to use them for embedded prototyping and testing. 

Nice to have

  • Experience with CI & CD, the use and integration of cloud services and with the use of cloud paradigms, like Infrastructure-as-code, use of PaaS, microservices architectures, continuous delivery, AWS solutions. 
  • Knowledge of Python for rapid prototyping and tooling as well as UNIX system configuration and tools. 


What’s in it for you… 

  • Be part of our amazing startup atmosphere and help of our local company culture, with the support of a solid international group 
  • An Agile environment where your ideas are welcome 
  • A very talented international team just as passionate and goal-oriented as you 
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home if needed 
  • The opportunity to evolve with continuous training and constant feedback 
  • Access to Udemy 
  • Health insurance for you and your family 
  • Smartphone with voice/data plan 
  • Fresh fruit, coffee and tea every day so you can be healthy and stay fueled for the day 
  • Hakuna Matata Sessions aka our weekly knowledge sharing session with snacks and beer to kick-off the weekend

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