The future of the automotive industry is in connectivity, software, and services – and Autonomic is leading the charge. Autonomic created the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) to provide automakers and developers with the first cloud platform specifically designed for the world’s automotive industry.

The Transportation Mobility Cloud provides a common language and a robust platform that is capable of connecting millions of vehicles across any company and any service. Vehicles are sophisticated and complex machines - from their vehicle configurations to their electrical infrastructure to their proprietary data formats. The TMC simplifies how developers interact with these systems through an API-driven platform that enables bidirectional communication between vehicles, the cloud, and applications for both end users and businesses. 

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

Telemetry Platform Team:

We are seeking a senior-level software engineer to join our product development team working on improving the process for providing access to connected vehicle telemetry.

Autonomic’s mission is to be the world’s leading cloud platform for connected vehicles. On our busiest day, we handle close to 10 billion signals (e.g., seat belt status), events (e.g., harsh braking), and commands (e.g., schedule over the air updates) from all connected vehicles types including electric and autonomous vehicles. 

The Telemetry platform teams provide our customers with services to process and receive large amounts of connected vehicle data. As a member of one of our Telemetry platform teams, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining streaming services like our stream processing framework, conversion service, time-series database, geofence processor, and high rate bulk import and export services.

Our goal is to build clean data sets and design APIs that are accessible to 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.

We maintain a culture of growth, openness to new ideas, practices, and community that includes publications, conferences, and meetup participation. We produce bottom-up innovation and maintain a can-do environment for developers and architects. 

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


  • Deliver on the vision, strategy, and roadmap for the development and refinement of our platform’s services
  • Participate in all aspects of the product life cycle: design, development, deployment, and operations
  • Design and architect stream processing systems that deal with unbounded data 
  • Build, document, test, and maintain scalable and secure high performance distributed systems that solve large scale engineering challenges using technologies such as Kubernetes, Kafka, Druid, gRPC, REST, and Websockets
  • 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
  • Acquire a deep understanding of technologies, services, and architecture of Autonomic’s products
  • Collaborate with people in your team and across a broad variety of job functions
  • Encourage, mentor, and coach members of your team
  • Identify, support, and lead cases for change

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of programming experience in a professional environment
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of software systems, including the compiler/JVM/garbage collection, distributed systems, optimizers compilers
  • Experience building and designing high performance distributed systems solving large scale engineering challenges
  • Have a solid working knowledge of distributed messaging and streaming platforms, such as Apache Kafka Streams and you have career experience dealing with unbounded data
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment using agile software practices
  • Extremely focused with great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exhibit flexibility, prioritization, and the ability to multitask
  • Self-directed, take initiative, and excellent project management skills
  • Professional, friendly, and approachable at all times
  • Sound understanding of object-oriented, functional, and reactive programming principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Spring/Java microservices
  • Familiarity with interchange formats + RPC (gRPC/Protobuf)
  • Experience working with high-performance real-time analytics databases, like Apache Druid 
  • Experience building application in the transportation industry
  • 2+ years of experience with mentoring engineers 
  • 2+ years experience as a technical lead on a product team

Job Title For This Position

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Autonomic is committed to equal opportunity in employment and fostering a diverse workforce, free from harassment and discrimination, in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Autonomic does not discriminate on the basis of any grounds prohibited by applicable laws. Autonomic’s equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination policies apply to all employees, all applicants for employment, and all aspects of the employment relationship.

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  • I understand that any false statement, representation or omission of requested information may result in disqualification from employment with Autonomic, or, if discovered after I am hired, termination of employment.
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