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Cloud Architect I

Palo Alto, CARequisition ID: 267

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. Working closely with Ford Motor Company, we are combining the best of both worlds – Autonomic’s progressive approach to technology and Ford’s incredible and global scale – to enable the kind of driver experiences and business models that move us all forward.

With over 13 million vehicles currently connected to the TMC and 10 billion signals being processed per day, our platform is a leading connected vehicle platform. We are shaping the future of mobility and would love to meet you. Join our innovative team to help create new possibilities for every vehicle on the road!

Autonomic was founded in 2016 and acquired in 2018. Autonomic is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

About Our Architecture Team 

Our team ensures that conversations are happening across Autonomic - not always initiating them, nor always helping to focus or navigate them, but ensuring they do happen and guiding when needed. We also work to define the long-term vision for our platform.

Job Description 

  • Work closely with engineering teams on designing services at a global scale
  • Active Participation in Autonomic Architecture Advisory Forum
  • Collaborate actively with engineering teams as needed to help services achieve next levels of scale and address current limitations.
  • Prototype initial implementations of key services and architectural patterns
  • Contribute to architecture and design of next generation services as needed
  • Actively stay abreast relevant technologies

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of experience building and/or architecting cloud computing solutions (e.g., applications, infrastructure, storage, platforms, data)
  • Detailed understanding and experience with:
    • Kafka and large scale, horizontally scaled, global real-time streaming infrastructure.
    • gRPC and Protobuf
  • 5+ years of experience building and architecting globally distributed cloud platforms 
  • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries, build relationships, and achieve broader organizational goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building cloud solutions with Java.
  • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly-distributed global cloud-based systems, and experience in network infrastructure, security, data, or application development.
  • Experience with structured Enterprise Architecture practices.
  • Knowledge of technology solutions and an understanding of large-scale computing solutions and the enterprise technology buying and evaluation process.
  • Ability to learn/work with emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space.

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone who is passionate about shaping the future of connected vehicles at Autonomic! 

Job Title For This Position

Our job positions are broken down internally based on job competencies that are specific to each role. Should you be hired with us, the job title that you are hired under may therefore differ slightly from what is advertised in this job posting to best align with the competencies of the role and your specific background and experience.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation offered will be determined by factors such as location, job title, job-related knowledge, skills, education, training, and experience.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $200,000 to $300,000.

For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $195,000 to $260,000.

The hired applicant will be eligible to participate in our annual bonus program and equity substitute program (ESP). Employees and their families are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees may also enroll in Autonomic’s 401(k) plan. Employees receive unlimited paid time off and 15 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Autonomic’s compensation programs and employee benefits are subject to change from time to time.


We are currently hiring for this position to be based out of our office in either Palo Alto or Detroit, or to be performed remotely from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or Washington.

Our Statement Regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

Autonomic is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to 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.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes, where needed, are available upon request. Please let us know if you need assistance completing or participating in the application process.

We consider diversity in our workforce to be an invaluable asset, and we strive to provide an inclusive work environment in which different ideas, perspectives, and beliefs are respected. It is the duty of every employee to assist Autonomic in maintaining this culture of inclusion.

Background Checks

Applicants who receive a job offer will undergo background checks. Autonomic complies with applicable laws regarding background checks, and applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain and correct any criminal history background information during the hiring process.



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