Autonomic’s open, cloud-based platform — the Transportation Mobility Cloud will connect the diverse components of urban mobility systems — connected vehicles, mass transit, pedestrians, city infrastructure, and service providers — with the goal of orchestrating a safer, more efficient, and sustainable transportation network.

Autonomic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility.

Software Engineer, Platform Data

Autonomic’s mission is to be the world’s leading cloud platform for connected vehicles. Critical components to this mission are the TMC’s (Transportation Mobility Cloud) data model and ingestion services. 

Being responsible for both the TMC’s data model and ingestion services, the Platform Data team sits at the core of Autonomic’s business. On our busiest day, we ingest and convert close to 10 billion signals (e.g., seat belt status) and events (e.g, harsh braking) from electric, autonomous, and connected vehicles in general. Our goal is to design and build clean data sets that are accessible by our customers in real-time. We maintain world-class taxonomies to organize the massive amount of vehicle data we receive. Our customers use our taxonomies and data to derive insights and make critical business decisions. 

As part of the Platform Data engineering team, we work on challenging data architecture, ingestion, conversion, and data modeling problems. We are responsible for our large-scale, high-speed ingestion service and for creating sophisticated tools, processes, and data versioning techniques to manage Autonomic’s taxonomies.

At Autonomic, we maintain a culture of growth and openness to new ideas, practices, and community that includes publications, conferences, and meetup participation. Our people and teams ultimately drive our success. We are dedicated to building a culture where we all can thrive.

We have the unprecedented opportunity to build the core systems in an automotive cloud with a team that is passionate about making it happen. Join us and build something amazing!


  • Deliver on the vision, strategy, and roadmap for the development, refinement, and ingestion of the structured data representation for Autonomic’s platform
  • Focus on data architecture, design, source data instrumentation, ETL pipeline optimization, and data model implementation
  • Follow latest data and schema management standards and trends
  • Participate in all aspects of the product life cycle: design, development, deployment, and operations 
  • Build high performance distributed systems that solve large scale engineering challenges
  • Design and build stream processing systems that deal with unbounded data
  • Continuously improve existing code, infrastructure, and operational processes
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge
  • Manage telemetry, commands, and messages definitions including the processes that provide these definitions to our customers
  • Collaborate with people in your team and across a broad variety of job functions

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related degree 
  • 5+ years of experience in Java or C++ Development 
  • 5+ years with building and deploying microservices 
  • Prior experience with gRPC, Kafka, and Kubernetes
  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud Platforms, such as  AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure
  • Self-directed and proactive attitude 
  • Flexibility for occasional travel, including international
  • Professional, friendly, and approachable at all times

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building applications in the transportation industry
  • Experience in data modeling with Protocol Buffers, Thrift, or Avro
  • Experience with Schema Registries


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