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Product Owner - SW & Electronics Core System SWECS

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?


We envision that our friends, families and children are transported in a personal, sustainable, and safe way. To reach this, we build a self-driving, fully electric, connected and super safe Volvo Car.  The amount of software in our future vehicles is by far exceeding many other software-critical products and businesses. We tend to see the future cars as a computer, a “Core System”, on wheels. To orchestrate such a huge software-centric system, we need a computer that is powerful enough to carry all features from control loops to AI/Machine Learning capabilities. We need a software architecture that enables us to utilize the hardware and to support a fast-moving organization and development. In addition, we are in a transformation with our products and our company to become more of a software-driven company. Our strategic and operational work on our SW & Electronics Core System plays an important role in enabling this transformation. In this quest of pushing the boundaries we need people with competence and know-how within development of complex Software and Embedded System. 


About us - SW & Electronics Core System (ART SWECS)
In the execution of our development strategy, there is a need of a focus on balancing and securing the system characteristics for the Core System with all applications (i.e. “SW-on-HW Core System”). The distributed way of working will stress the need of centralized guidance and quality assurance.This centralized guidance is driven by SW & Electronics Core System (ART SWECS) with the main tasks of:
•    Set, guide, drive and guard the coherence to the Strategies & Architecture ensuring the Core System quality and performance.
•    Manage and balance shared Core System resources.
•    Ensure integration, test, troubleshooting and optimization for the shared Core System resources.
•    Run release- and life cycle management.


To support this, the structural/organizational setup will initially have 3 types of teams. One in each of the areas Architecture, Integration and Release, each led by one PO and coached by a Scrum master. The manning of those teams is handled by a Team Manager.

What will you do?
We are currently looking for a Product Owner for the Integration team within ART SWECS that will lead the work to maximize value-added work by owning and deciding upon priorities in the Team Backlog from a business perspective.
You will:
•    Own, build, prioritize, decide and refine team backlog supporting the roadmap of the Core System.
•    Lead our Team together with Team Manager and Scrum Master.
•    Work with Product Managers and other Product Owners to define and maintain the team backlog.
•    Maintain a dialog with all our Stakeholders both for team intake and as a team ambassador.
•    Validate backlog items making sure they meet the acceptance criteria and definition of done (DoD) for our teams.


Do you fit the profile?
We believe that you have a M.Sc in Electrical and/or Software Engineering or similar relevant experience with 5+ years of experience working within a relevant area and a genuine interest in Automotive Software- and Electronics. You have experience from working in a technical leadership role and that you have worked with embedded system- or SW development and have experience working in an agile development environment for industrialization and in early phases. You are self-driven with ability to clearly express the connections between larger business goals and small backlog items. A technical leader who empowers others and creates energy. You have ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in written and spoken English, with technical development teams as well as with managers and business teams.


Competence and experience are important, but personality is key!
To fit this position, you need to be passionate about people and our products and have a human-centric approach when working with our products and services. We believe that you are a servant leader that focuses on the deliveries as much as the people in the teams. You are structured and target-focused with a great ability to keep a holistic/strategic mindset rather than getting stuck in details. Further, you are a great communicator and networker, engaging people throughout the entire organization which makes it easy for you to collaborate with people from individual- to team- to manager- level. It comes naturally for you to build trust, and you are open-minded, always putting your team’s needs first without prestige. We also believe that your curiosity seeks you to learn new things and areas within the range of our future products and services.


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Catharina Skog, Note that selections will be running continuously. Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.




Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow. #LI-CS1

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  60478

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