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Senior Software engineer - Common Base Technology

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.


We imagine that our friends, families, and children are transported in a personal, sustainable and safe way. What we build is a self-driving, fully electric, connected and safe Volvo Car.    


To make that happen, we are now building a new platform. The brain in this platform will be a Core Computer with the capacity to carry a vast majority of electric control units and applications in the car. This new centralized signal system aims to enable optimized software architecture and continuous deployment for further development, as well as over the air data updates and real-time decision-making for autonomous drive.  


What we do?
The teams that you will collaborate with are responsible for some of the base functions for being able to drive our next generation’s electric cars. We develop the start function and usage management modes which ensures that there is always enough energy for prioritized functionality. Collaboration both within and outside our ART is crucial to make our work successful. We have dependencies towards a lot of forefront technologies areas such as autonomous drive, Over the Air update and electrification.


What will you do?
We look for an experienced software leader that can guide and support several cross functional developer teams that have end to end responsibility for product development in Volvo Cars new Core system Platform. You will safeguard that the teams have a common approach for software design and software architecture.


What do you need to fit for this job?
We believe you are a true software engineer who is motivated by challenging tasks in a complex and innovative environment. You have the interest in creating SW architecture and technical road maps. You enjoy explaining advanced programming concepts to junior developers, but also learning from others.  You are analytical and a problem-solver - aware of that there are multiple solutions for a problem. For this position, most of the development is in C++. +5 years’ experience with C++ is required and experience with Python and working in a Linux environment is considered a plus. It’s great if you have experience of software testing and CI, diagnostics and experience from communication buses, CAN/CAN-FD, Flexray. 


Finally, as we love cars, we hope that you have a driver license B so that you can experience the fantastic product you will be part of developing.


Interest and application
For questions about the position, drop an email to recruiting team manager Emelie Normand, at emelie.normand@volvocars.com.  For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Catharina Skog at catharina.skog@volvocars.com. We want your application December 4th 2021 at the latest but selection will be running continuously. 


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:  51421

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