Connected Vehicle - Infrastructure and Solutions Architect
Auburn Hills, MI 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

Build your brand. Tell your story. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to do something great. We are looking for technology game changers to help FCA lead a transformation within the automotive industry. Technology has the potential to disrupt the automotive industry significantly in the next decade, and our IT organization is seeking high potential candidates to digitally transform the company with a focus on customer experience. FCA's Information Communication and Technology (ICT) connectivity organization was established to build the most captivating customer experiences on the latest frontier of Automotive Technology. Connectivity brings the customer and the car closer together than ever before, and allows FCA to build unique experiences that enhance our products, our brands, and our customer's lives.

The ICT connectivity team builds new connected car applications used by FCA customers, covering a myriad of technologies and systems and ranges from in-vehicle to off board systems. As an ICT organization, our primary focus is on off-board systems and its interaction and integration with in-vehicle systems. The off-board systems are complex in that they cover cloud platforms, user channels, back office systems, contact centers and integration with third party systems. All of these systems must have robust solutions developed to support high availability and fast response of services expected by our customers. In addition, the connectivity systems developed by FCA is global (build once deploy globally) with regional adaptations. If you are looking for a challenging, fast paced, dynamic work environment, consider joining the ICT Connectivity team area.

The Infrastructure and Solutions Architect is responsible for leading and introducing the overall infrastructure design, deployment, and maintenance as well as technical design of applications and services inside the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem, collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with business requirements and FCA security and architecture requirements, and act as a consultant to both business and the feature architects on theoretical and actual solutions for projects. The Infrastructure and Solutions architect oversees design of end-to-end solution for assigned features by developing and approving sequence flows, data flow diagrams, infrastructure, and overall feature design with failure mode effect analysis. The Infrastructure and Solutions Architect also plans out the Infrastructure lifecycle in AWS including deployment, patching, networking, and security compliance. The Infrastructure and Solutions Architect also provides technical leadership and mentorship to the application development team and feature architects to ensure best of breed solutions for the Connected Vehicle Program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of AWS Infrastructure
  • Architecture Reviews, Design Workshops and other core best practices as well as bringing to the forefront emerging solutions
  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Design standard templates for deployment of IaaS, PaaS, solutions for the Connected Vehicle Program
  • Implement dashboards for managing cloud performance in Splunk
  • Design and deploy Hybrid Cloud solution to integrate with on premise applications
  • Implement security solutions including identity and access management in compliance with FCA security policy
  • Implement cloud network solutions within the cloud environment and integrate with global FCA networks
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable solution
  • Implement cost-control strategies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Telecommunications, or related technical field
  • 5 years of proven experience with Infrastructure architecture and project delivery
  • 2 years of proven experience in solution architecture of Java based applications
  • 2 years of hands on experience working with cloud based technologies such as AWS
  • In-depth understanding of security/compliance relative to cloud technology
  • Possess a strong understanding of enterprise technology adoption
  • Proven ability to explain transformational concepts to executive decision makers and influence their technology strategy
  • Fluency with cloud-native application architectures (PaaS, microservices, containerization, serverless computing, API design patterns)
  • Strong understanding of automation and DevOps tools, and Cloud Governance
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on the cloud
  • Ability to provide best practice guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications and projects of the enterprise
  • Strong understanding for application integration of upstream and downstream system in Autonomous, connected vehicle, automotive quality & product development areas is required
  • Good communication skills, documentation, managing delivery timelines, handle multiple projects and multitasking skills are a must
  • Able to work and interact with others in a structured / team environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, must have good organization skills, and process improvement skills
  • Must be able to identify risks and establish priorities in a high energy environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or telecommunications areas
  • Professional level AWS technical certifications
  • Experience with automated builds or cloud solutions
  • 10 years of proven experience managing IT applications in automotive space
  • Proven Kubernetes deployment experience is a huge plus
  • Strong understanding for utilizing native cloud technologies for user management, security, costing and tools

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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