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API Gateway Engineer

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

The API Gateway Engineer will play a key role in engineering and operationalizing Ford's API ecosystem - engineering an enterprise wide multi-cloud API Gateway. This includes focusing on the strategy, planning, organization, engineering of the gateway for the on-prem and public clouds (GC, Azure, etc). The engineering will also include the design, development and deployment of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) discipline for our API team. This is a prime opportunity to truly experience the full range of full-stack engineering - infrastructure as well as application software engineering. Furthermore, you will gain experience in migrating and operating a global multi-cloud API Gateway.
Above all we are looking for a highly motivated individual who is capable of working in a fast paced are and who like to learn something new everyday.



  • Lead engineering effort to deploy API Gateway to multiple cloud platforms - on-prem and public clouds.


  • Design, build, evolve, and automate production operations of the API Gateways using the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) discipline.


  • Work across organizational boundaries to drive the API Multi Cloud Gateway Strategy.


  • Develops application software using the cloud-based architecture across full stack of technologies


  • Uses the test-driven development methodology to realize the technical solution.


    Minimum Qualifications


    • Requires a bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree in computer science, related field or a combination of education and equivalent experience.


    • 5+ year experience in developing and consuming REST Web Services developed in Spring or Java EE Framework.


    • 5+ Years Experience with REST API methods and implementation of web services in a distributed architecture system - PCF, Kubernetes/OpenShift, etc.


    • Expertise in API related technologies such as JSON, XML, REST, Swagger, Postman, etc.


    • Experience with Agile discipline and its tools - Rally, Retros, Iteration Planning, User Story Creation, etc.


    • Experience with modern software engineering tools such as GitHub, Jenkins, etc.


    • Software Development using REST APIs and using languages such as Java, GoLang, C++, etc.


    • Using CI/CD techniques and tools for development


    • Hosting software on PCF, Kubernetes, Serverless


    • Using Agile/Extreme Programming/etc methodology for development


      Desired Skills


      • Experience with the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) discipline


      • Infrastructure engineering/architecture experience


      • Experience in Go Language.


      • Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent


      • Diversity of thought including experience with other cloud technologies is preferred.


      • Cloud Development


      • API Gateway Operational and troubleshooting skills.


      • Operational/Troubleshooting Experience using SRE tools and techniques


      • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code


        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 builder---or 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 child care 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: Benefit Summary (https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2024-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf)
        This position is a salary grade 8 .
        This position is a range of salary grades 8.
        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 process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.
        SOUTHEAST MI RESIDENTS:Please note, this job is posted as remote unless the selected candidate lives within 50 miles of Dearborn, MI. We request the candidate to be onsite 1-2 days a week.
        # LI-Remote
        Requisition ID : 28158

Keywords: Ford Motor Company, Springfield , API Gateway Engineer, Engineering , Springfield, Illinois

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