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Infotainment Applications Architect

Detroit, Michigan 48243

Post Date: 06/12/2018 Job ID: 6302 Industry: Architecture, Information Technology Management

Infotainment Applications Architect  

Are you a car enthusiast that’ s curious about the other side of the auto-industry?

ektello is looking for an Infotainment Application Architect for one of the most iconic client in Detroit, MI. Our client is among the world’ s largest automakers. They’ re a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. From electric cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, they provide a complete range of vehicles that meets the needs and expectations of drivers on a global scale.  

  • Feasibility analysis, alternate solution identification and evaluation, including Proof-of-concept development in order to help determine feasibility and provide estimates and timelines to build new applications or complete application or framework enhancements.
  • Define the technical architecture and solutions based on object-oriented design patterns and best practices.
  • Collaborate with other architects on other teams to ensure that the overall solution is world-class, to sign off on designs by other architects to indicate that they will meet our needs, and provide recommendations of improvements to both the overall solution and/or individual components in the solution.
  • Research and design new solutions, including both existing and emerging technologies to help deliver rapidly evolving downloadable applications.
  • Document technical designs, best practices, framework testing strategies, code reviews and development process for various app framework projects.
  • Work as part of the technology team to efficiently work in a fast-paced, collaborative, iterative agile development environment.
  • Act as the subject matter expert on the applications which you are responsible for.
  • Write stories to break up large technical implementations into small manageable pieces for the development team to implement.
  • Test current solutions, both on a bench and in a vehicle, to identify issues and better analyze solution alternatives.
  • Gather future ideas for enhancements to make the framework and ecosystem even more attractive and capable to support innovative apps for our client' s Infotainment systems.

  • Experience as a Software Developer.
  • Strong understanding of HTTP/REST/API architectures.
  • Experience developing for mobile devices, especially mobile apps that consume cloud APIs.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of the Android operating system, including the low-level OS operation, application design and development, and proven Android design patterns.
  • Familiar with short-range wireless consumer electronic devices, their interfaces, and security issues/solutions.
  • Minimum 5 years software development experience including 2 years of combined Android and/or Java and/or HTML programming experience.
  • Knowledge of and desire to work in an Agile development environment.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs, and solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Must have strong teamwork orientation and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams.
  • Good work ethic and strong sense of ownership of end result.
  • Candidate should have BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering,  Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Prefer advanced degree in related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies including XP methods such as Test-Driven Development and pair programming.
  • Experience with HTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, and CSS, including leveraging newer. constructs such as canvas, local storage, web workers, etc. and with JavaScript frameworks such as Backbone, Angular, JavaScript MVC, jQuery, etc.
  • Infotainment and/or telematics experience.


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