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Senior Software Design Engineer

Everything we do starts with people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.



Safe Vehicle Automation - Together we make a difference.
Our unit Safe Vehicle Automation develops and delivers leading Safety and Autonomous Driving. We even control the vehicle’s 6 degrees of freedom of movement in the most energy efficient way, creating a rewarding and confident drive and ride experience.
Our purpose is to develop and deliver Vehicle Motion and Control, ADAS, Highway Pilot and Protective Safety.


What’s in it for you?
Would you like to become part of a team working within the future of our unit Safe Vehicle Automation (SVA), meaning Active & Protective Safety, Autonomous Drive and Vehicle Dynamics? Would you like to enable the Volvo Vision Freedom to move in Personal, Sustainable and Safe way?

The department 96200 consists of ~160 skilled engineers and we are responsible all the way from research and advanced engineering to implementation, verification and validation of current and future customer offers. Our products quality and customer response are also our responsibility.


Our ART (Agile Release Train) Protective Safety develops and integrates system and functionality into a complete product, encompassing SW, HW – ECU and peripheral sensors.
For Protective Safety, electronic sensors and ECUs detect, determine and activate different devices e.g. airbags and belts in case of an accident, and the system protects occupants inside the car and pedestrians outside in a crash situation.
In addition, our ART is also responsible for HP GNSS (High Performance Global Navigation Satellite System, which is one of the major contributors for enabling the Highway Pilot functionality.


What you will do
In our ART Protective Safety, we are now looking for an effective Senior SW Design Engineer. You will be a member in one of our Agile Scrum teams and dependent on your previous skills and experience, you will have the possibility to work with various SW Design Engineering features. The work also includes to lead and plan the work needed, as well as to report to management. Cooperation with other teams within the ART as well as other Engineering Departments/ARTs, Procurement, Production, testing facilities etc. is part of your daily work.
Different technical solutions are to be evaluated to secure that the vehicles meet our high safety standards., and you are also expected to contribute to our new architectural SW development for our ART Protective Safety in general.
What you‘ll bring

We think you have an M.Sc or B.Sc in mathematics, mechatronics, electronics or physics as well as work experience as senior engineer within SW development. We would like that you have experience in SW system design and SW requirements.
You are fluent in English (written and spoken). You have scrum/Agile knowledge. Experience within automotive development is meritorious, and knowledge in release management is beneficial.

Do you fit the profile?
We are looking for a team member that likes and thrives with team collaborations. We are a team of 6 people that really like to work, collaborate, and develop together. We hope that you are a creative person with a positive mind-set. You are a good engineer and interested to work in an agile context.
You have a passion for technique, analysis, our products and customers, and ability to effectively develop, plan, conduct and follow up work towards standards. Good communication and cooperation skills are crucial to succeed.
We also see that you are curious and continuously searching for new knowledge.


Want to know more? We hope so
Does this sound like your next step? Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter via the link below no later than the 31 March. However, incoming applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please apply as soon as possible. If you want more information about the role and its responsibilities or simply to learn a bit more about the team, please reach out to the hiring manager at or the recruiter at



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:  64846

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