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Function and system design engineer

What’s in it for you?

Our purpose at department Vehicle Energy and Motion Control (VEMC), is to develop and deliver the most energy efficient and situation adopted ride and drive experience. Evaluating driver input, surrounding information (e.g. camera, radar and route data) and Autonomous Drive request, as well as vehicle state sensor input, our software (mainly inhouse developed) coordinates the different actuators (engine, motors, brakes, steering) to fulfill our purpose and balance vehicle attributes.

We have the responsibility to design, implement and tune the software components needed to fulfil our purpose. Our software components are deployed in various nodes in the vehicle but also in the cloud. We are today about 150 ambitious and experienced engineers doing this together.

What will you do?
We are looking for a Function and System Design engineer to the Vehicle Energy Control design team, which currently consists of seven fun and curious engineers with a diverse background. The team’s main responsibility is the ownership of the Vehicle Energy Management and Driver Coaching functions, which means concept development, requirement setting, and system engineering of functionalities like; Electrical Distance to Empty (range prediction), route based optimized charge/discharge of electric energy, predictive thermal management, smart pre-conditioning, eco coach, etc. The purpose is to minimize the energy consumption of the vehicle, actively or by coaching the driver. Solutions are developed for all types of vehicles (hybrids and fully electric), and the work involves data analysis, simulation studies and optimization to evaluate different concepts. It also involves collaboration with other teams, including navigation providers like Google, to define interfaces and the complete solution.


This is a broad area which gives you a great opportunity to build a solid and holistic vehicle control view, and develop skills in concept development and requirement writing, planning and coordination. Your role and initial tasks will be based upon the competence and experience you bring into the team, but independently of your tasks you will need to collaborate with many different teams and individuals, both internal and external to the department.


Do you fit the profile?
We seek someone who is open minded and curious with a good ability to cooperate. You have good communication skills, both orally and in writing, and the ability to cope with many topics in parallel. You are a technical-minded team player who appreciate to work with different cultures. Besides being customer focused, you have a strong analytical capability, is structured and organized in daily work.

You bring experience from software and system development, have a holistic view and great systems thinking. If you have experience from mathematical optimization or thermal energy management, it is considered an asset. Knowledge of UX/HMI is also considered as an asset.
You have more than three years of work experience in the relevant field and at least a Master’s degree in engineering.
We assume that you communicate fluently in English (speech and writing) and have a driving license (level B).


How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position please contact Ole-Fredrik Dunderberg, Manger Energy Efficiency at ole-fredrik.dunderberg@volvocars.com


For more information regarding the recruitment process anna-karin.wikstrom@volvocars.com

Please apply no later than November 29th, 2020.


Please note that CV's submitted via email will not be accepted



Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  48066

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