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Senior High Performance Computing (HPC) Specialist

Software development that makes a difference

At Volvo Cars, we are making bold digital visions come true. We aim to lead in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making our customers' lives less complicated. Now we are looking for curious, creative people who want to change the world through innovative thinking.


About us

We are ART Electrical & Software Engineering, part of Vehicle Software & Installation within Digital, Volvo Cars. We provide, develop, and maintain an extensive suite of digital solutions with the sole purpose of enabling best-in-class vehicle software development. To succeed, we work in close cooperation with our R&D organization, joint ventures (Zenseact, Polestar et.al.) as well as other departments within Digital. Our solutions span from Complete CI Tool Chains (Gerrit, Zuul,Artifactory, BlackDuck to name a few), High Performance Computing, Compilers and other tools for Software development and engineering. We are a highly diverse and engaged team, currently constituted by 60+ team members divided into 8 product teams.


What´s in it for you

In our AD Validation   team, you will work with the cutting edge of High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure in Autonomous Drive. You will ensure the smooth daily operations of our HPC environments and help support our users in the business to ensure that Volvo Cars gets the most value and performance as possible.


Our team is managing several existing clusters in Sweden and China and we are now in the implementation phase for an additional major High Throughput Cluster (HTC) with over 100PiB storage and CPU/GPU nodes.


What you will do

You will work closely with Autonomous Drive & Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (AD and ADAS) developers and engineers, supporting in optimizing code and strategies to run in HPC, recommend ways of working, arrange workshops and training sessions, capture requirements, identify solutions, setting up proof of concepts, help manage workloads and other related tasks. You will also be involved in the continuous improvement and extension of the Storage and Compute (S&C) solutions as well as in the ongoing operations together with our S&C suppliers.


You will act as one of our HPC Subject Matter Experts (SME) and help users understand the capability of the HPC solutions, show recommended ways of working, help manage workloads, stop/start jobs, prioritize jobs etc. You will be given a high degree of trust and be empowered to solve issues to ensure that the business receives the HPC services that they need.


You will as well


  • Work with technical engineers in the business areas assisting with methods/workflow, application optimization, automation etc. to improve the overall user experience and efficiency
  • Act as a local Subject Matter Expert (SME) for everything related to HPC/HTC including Linux, configuration management, schedulers, hardware, applications etc.
  • Assist in developing standards and procedures and to work with our external providers to implement them
  • Participate in both internal IT and business projects as SME
  • Work with our external service providers to assist in advanced troubleshooting, reviewing, and signing off root cause analysis reports etc.


You and your skills

To be successful in this position you are a Linux native and fluent in Python and/or other scripting languages. You have experience from working with HPC technologies and are familiar with tools like Slurm/PBS/LSF or similar, Docker/Singularity as well as Terraform/Ansible or other infrastructure automation languages.


  • 10+ years of relevant Linux experience
  • 5+ years of experience of HPC administration in an enterprise environment including administration of network, servers, storage, clients etc.
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with storage concepts such as scale-out NAS (NFS), SMB, parallel filesystems, POSIX, and object storage (to name but a few)
  • Experience with parallel computing (HPC/HTC), performance troubleshooting & optimization, operating environments at large scale


How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position, please contact hiring manager title, Amir Magnusson at amir.g.magnusson@volvocars.comFor questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter, Kristin Lövgren at Kristin.lovgren@volvocars.comInterviews will be held continuously. To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link as soon as possible but no later than 2021-09-28. Please note that applications via email will not be approved.



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.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  48540

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