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VW Automotive Cloud Principal Enterprise Architect - Data Science

Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Dear Game-Changers, Problem-Solvers, Dreamers and Doers: Join the growing diverse and innovative team of the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud (VWAC), LLC based in the tech hub that is the Seattle region. VWAC, LLC is a newly formed entity and a US based extension of the German Car Software organization of the VW Group of Companies. VWAC's mission is to shape and revolutionize the future of mobility for people everywhere through the implementation of a cloud-based platform - designed to deliver innovative, new connected car services and solutions tailored to customer needs. By 2025, all new VW Group models will run on a vehicle operating system and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a mission-driven and values-based culture that invests in its people and is obsessed with delighting its customers. Let's make a good impact in people's lives. Let's bring to the world the future of mobility. Role Summary: This position is part of the Platform Architecture group at the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud in Seattle, WA. The Platform Architecture group focuses on all aspects of the information and entertainment experience inside and outside of the vehicle including Device Integration, Intelligent Body and Cockpit, Autonomous Driving, Energy and Propulsion, and Service Platform for Cloud Delivered Mobility Services. The Principal Enterprise Architect - Data Science plays a key role in designing a holistic view and an implementation roadmap for infrastructure, applications, services, data, observability, and security in the cloud in support of AI and business analytics. The Architect aligns the Automotive Cloud architecture with the overall Volkswagen Platform architecture. The position's responsibilities include providing technology lifecycle, systems and solutions, and enterprise architecture planning and design support and major program technology steering for autonomous driving and other data-intensive initiatives. Role Responsibilities: Enterprise Architecture Design (50%)

  • Manage standards for cloud architectures - be a leader in understanding, inventing, and applying design patterns
  • Provide API definition, micro-service composability, and designs for containerization and container orchestration
  • Collaborate with enterprise architect peers globally to align the VW Automotive Cloud with the overall Volkswagen Platform architecture and Volkswagen group in-vehicle systems and services
  • Advise on platform Non-Functional Requirements including performance, scalability, portability, reliability, availability, security, and usability
  • Work with stakeholders and analysts to clarify requirements, author design specifications, establish solution goals, and schedule deliverables
  • Provide global leadership in Platform Observability design including logging, metrics, tracing, eventing, and alerting Technology Design (50%)
    • Design all elements of AI pipelines including: ingestion of audio, video, and telemetry; data cleansing and labeling; ML model design, hosting, execution, and optimization; and application of AI inference to real-world use cases
    • Design solutions for internal, customer, or partner ML experts to author, test, deploy, execute, and catalog models against complex datasets under security, privacy, and legal constraints
    • Stay current with new technologies and develop implementation strategies for them based on business requirements
    • Research and prototype infrastructure, tooling, and technology stack options that support platform capabilities
    • Foster and mentor best practices for code consistency, reusability, performance, testing, and security
    • Create and publish software development patterns, reference designs, templates, and frameworks
    • Generate all layers of system design diagrams, for example Component, Context, Logical, Sequence, Use Case, etc. Years of Relevant Experience: Minimum 10 years of IT experience mainly in System Design, Enterprise Architecture with focus on emerging Cloud-based Data Science technologies. Minimum 5 years of experience as a Senior Software Developer or Development Lead. Automotive and business processes experience preferred. Required Education: Bachelor in MIS Computer Science or Business Administration or Mathematics Desired Education: Master in MIS Computer Science or Business Administration Required Skills:
      • Extensive experience in cloud technologies, including one or more of: Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba
      • Broad hands-on experience designing systems for artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, NLP, data mining, modeling, and visualization
      • Experience creating big data pipelines (functions, graphs, queues, IoT message streaming, data factories, etc.)
      • Application, component, and/or service development with C#, Java, Python, and/or Scala
      • Experience using Agile, CI/CD, and DevOps tools and methods
      • Experience working with EA frameworks and methodologies, ideally C4, TOGAF, ArchiMate, and/or Zachman
      • Builds sustainable relationships with colleagues and customers and demonstrates cultural awareness
      • Proven ability to cope with conflict, stress, and timeboxed situations
      • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business, technical groups, and suppliers
      • Excellent, proven interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
      • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and integrate multiple teams
      • Ability to multi-task and be organized with multiple projects/tasks at one time
      • Exemplifies professional integrity to all audiences including customers and executive leadership
      • Analytical and conceptual thinking - applies logic, reason, and creative problem solving
      • Broad IT background including common IT architectures for hardware, software, scale, and security
      • Experience with international, multi-cultural deployments and globally scoped solutions Desired Skills:
        • Expertise in AI algorithms including linear regression, decision trees, native Bayes, quantization, etc.
        • Experience with cloud security design for networking, Public Key Infrastructure, and digital certificates
        • Language skills in German, Chinese, or Spanish
        • Experience and personal network within the Volkswagen Group
        • Experience aligning a business and IT architecture to a corporate strategy Work Flexibility: Possible travel and long hours as business requirements dictate. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. #LI-PB

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