Senior Software Engineer

by J.D.Power/Autodata Division

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024
J.D.Power/Autodata Division

Job Description

Title: Senior Software Engineer - P3
Location: Remote Canada
Reports To: Director, AI Solutions Engineering


J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. A pioneer in the use of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic modeling capabilities to understand consumer behavior, J.D. Power has been delivering incisive industry intelligence on customer interactions with brands and products for more than 50 years. The world's leading businesses across major industries rely on J.D. Power to guide their customer-facing strategies.? 


The Role:

Our team uses Palantir Foundry and various related technologies as a data and application platform for delivering client-facing applications and data-driven solutions. As a Software Engineer in the team, you will contribute to all stages of the software development lifecycle. You will create new software and data products, enhance and maintain existing products, support teams from across the wider organization, learn new skills, and drive the novel use of AI and LLM models in production use cases.


The Impact You Will Have in This Role: 

You will be collaborating with other software engineers, analysts, data scientists, and business domain experts to solve problems, create web applications, build data pipelines, design data visualizations, and deliver actionable insights. These data-driven solutions will help both our clients and colleagues make better decisions and achieve greater outcomes.


What You'll Be Doing in This Role: 

  • Working as part of a team to create web-based applications using a variety of skills and tools, from rapid prototyping in WYSIWYG application frameworks through to all-code solutions utilizing HTML/CSS/JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Work with new data. Design, implement, and maintain robust data pipelines against large and complex datasets using Python, PySpark, and other related technologies.
  • Collect relevant information and demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods to obtain solutions. Collaborate with a team, utilizing collective skills and expertise to plan for long-term success.
  • Test and verify that your implementations meet requirements. Use automation and CI/CD tooling to support resilient deployments. Self-govern your use of best practices and conventions, then peer review with your colleagues. Document your work and decisions.


Qualifications of this Role:

  • A logical, practical, and innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Strong and clear communication skills. The ability to discuss technical concepts accurately and succinctly, with both technical and non-technical people.
  • Experience with data engineering fundamentals, ingesting data, designing efficient and practical data schemas, etc.
  • Experience building and delivering software or web-based applications to end users.
  • Experience with Python, PySpark, SQL, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Not afraid to pick up and learn something new.
  • Computer Science (or related) educational background.
  • Willing to make informed decisions, taking both action and responsibility, to ensure that our clients can rely on us to deliver excellence.
  • Automotive data and domain knowledge is desirable, but not essential.


The Hiring Manager says: 

An ideal candidate might find joy in problem solving and discovering novel ways to achieve an outcome. You will be designing and implementing thoughtful and robust technical solutions, with some autonomy to be creative in the approach. Don’t expect a step-by-step how-to guide, but do expect to collaborate with other competent and experienced people to find solutions.


The Way We Work: 

  • Leader Led
  • Remote First
  • Foster Flexibility
  • Reward Performance
  • Time Off Matters

Company Mission

J.D. Power is clear about what we do to ensure our success into the future. We unite industry leading data and insights with world-class technology to solve our clients’ toughest challenges. 

Our Values

At J.D. Power, we strive to be Truth Finders, Change Makers and Team Driven - the distinct behaviors that, together, define our unique culture.

Truth Finders - At J.D. Power, we are proud of the unbiased data and findings we provide. As individuals, each and every?member of our team is dedicated to living this same objectivity and embodying the highest ethical and professional standards – the only ‘favorite’ we have is the truth.

Change Makers - At J.D. Power, we never stand still. We constantly seek better ways – innovating and evolving in everything we do to support our colleagues and our clients alike – and all in service of delivering data and insights that drive meaningful business impact.

Team Driven - At J.D. Power, we are one team and we are activated. Regardless of individual role, every member of our team is dedicated to supporting their immediate colleagues and our broader J.D. Power family to deliver on our collective purpose and make us greater than the sum of our parts. At J.D. Power, these values are more than words. 

J.D. Power is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. 

J.D. Power is an equal-opportunity employer and compliant with AODA/ADA legislation. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please reach out to

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