Principal Software Engineer

Ford Motor Company
February 14, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

The Ford Motor Credit Company team helps put people behind the wheels of great Ford and Lincoln vehicles. By partnering with dealerships, we provide financing, personalized service and professional expertise to five thousand dealers and more than four million customers in over one hundred countries around the world.

Ford Credit is actively seeking an experienced, hands-on Principal Architect to spearhead our Cloud Native modernization on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of cloud-native technologies, CI/CD, DR / public traffic security and scaling, observability, automation, and best practices. Prior experience in Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) and GraphQL is a strong plus. As a Principal Architect, you will not only design and implement cutting-edge cloud-native architectures but also collaborate with various teams to ensure optimum performance, security, and scalability. This position will report directly to the VP of Enterprise Architecture & Innovation.

If you are a hands-on Principal Architect with a strong background in GCP and cloud-native technologies, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a fantastic team-oriented culture, we encourage you to apply. Experience with MLOps and GraphQL would be a significant advantage. Join our team in driving innovation and transforming our applications and infrastructure.

Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Lead the design and hands-on implementation of cloud-native architectures and solutions on GCP, using industry best practices and standards.
  • Lead engineering teams to implement robust CI/CD processes, automation, and standards to enable efficient, reliable, and frequent deployment of applications and infrastructure.
  • Champion observability by creating and implementing monitoring, logging, and tracing systems that provide actionable insights into system and process performance, behavior, and health.
  • Drive automation initiatives to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and minimize manual intervention in the deployment, monitoring, and management of cloud-native infrastructure.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including engineers, developers, and product owners, to define technical requirements and devise solutions that align with business objectives.
  • Continuously evaluate and integrate new GCP features, services, and technologies to enhance the performance, reliability, and scalability of our cloud-native applications and infrastructure.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for cloud-native infrastructure, architecture, best practices, and workflows.
  • Mentor and guide team members in the adoption of cloud-native technologies, best practices, and methodologies.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve complex technical issues related to cloud-native applications and infrastructure.
  • Facilitate the integration of machine learning workflows into our operations, if applicable, ensuring the scalability, reproducibility, and efficiency of ML models.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development, infrastructure engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience with GCP, AWS, or Azure, including designing, deploying, and managing cloud-native applications and infrastructure.
  • Excellent programming and scripting skills in languages such as Python, Go, or Java.
  • Excellent understanding of containerization technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Even better, you may have

  • Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) and deploying machine learning models in production environments.
  • Experience with GraphQL and creating efficient, flexible APIs.
  • GCP Professional Cloud Architect or GCP Professional Machine Learning Engineer certification.
  • Experience with other cloud platforms, such as AWS or Azure.
  • Familiarity with service mesh technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of GCP services such as Cloud Storage, Cloud Run, Cloud Functions, Pub/Sub, Firestore, BigQuery, and Vertex AI.
  • Strong experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, and configuration management tools like Ansible or Puppet.
  • Proficiency in CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, or Google Cloud Build.
  • Expertise in observability concepts, tools, and frameworks, such as Dynatrace, Prometheus, Grafana, and OpenTelemetry.
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time
  • For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

    2023 Ford New Hire Benefits Summary

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 117 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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