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Senior Software Solution Architect to new SW centric architecture in future Volvo Car

Senior Software Solution Architect to new SW centric architecture in future Volvo Car 

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 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 on wheels. To orchestrate such a huge software-centric system, we both need a computer that is powerful enough to carry all features from control loops to AI/Machine Learning capabilities. In addition, we need a software architecture that enables us to utilize the hardware and to support a fast-moving organization and development. 

The software architecture is critical. In addition to enabling continuous product and service development, it is worth repeating that the software will transport you, me, and our families. 


About our R&D – Solution Architecture & System Design 

Our team in the R&D is responsible for the entire software system in the car which governs vehicle control and connections. An important assignment to say the least. The mission of our team of architects is to ensure that the Software- and Electronics architecture at all times are suitable for defining efficient system solutions according to company strategies. We are also kept accountable that the product development organization is well-acquainted with the Software- and Electronics architecture and takes responsibility for the complete system. 


We are now looking for a Senior Software Architect 

You have a solid software background, and you have, with a good margin, passed 10.000h of programming new code and still do yourself. You have a passion for embedded software systems and large-scale software development organizations. You seek to continuously improve your technical leadership with the purpose to make others grow and take responsibility for the complete system solution. You take a systematic approach to visualizing and handling architectural technical debt. Our software- and electronics- architecture should enable our business, and this is a statement you genuinely represent. You are communicative and can use suitable value argumentation in dialogue with both product managers and when empowering the software developers. 


Role specifics 

As a Solution Architect you will define a common technical and architectural vision and roadmap for the solution. You will participate in defining the systems, functions, modules, interfaces, validate technology assumptions, and evaluate alternatives. You govern shared resources. 

We have a clear overall vision of where we are heading with our new software architecture. But there are a lot of architectural, design and technical decisions to be made, that’s where we need your expertise. 


•    M.Sc in Electrical and/or Software Engineering or similar relevant experience 
•    At least 10 years of experience from working with software development, committing code as well as and handling requirement within software projects (Java, C++, C etc). 
•    Efficient SW test methods, including automated unit and integration testing 
•    Experience from working on SW architecture in large scaled software developing organization 
•    Experience from Integration and test aspects related to SW architecture 
•    Object oriented design / Design patterns 
•    Agile software development


•    Experience within Automotive and from working in an international environment 
•    Experience from Embedded Linux Development  
•    Software product line architecture and variants management 
•    Experience from working with Continuous Integration 
•    Driver’s license (B-level) 


Interest and application 

We are curious what you think about the future. Would you like to know more about our R&D and the role? 

To apply, please register your profile at our career site and attach your application documents as soon as possible since recruitment is ongoing. 

Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted due to GDPR. 

As we use our own channels for recruitment, we respectfully but strictly decline to be contacted for any offer of recruitment assistance from external companies. 

Hiring Manager: Richard Lundberg, richard.lundberg@volvocars.com 

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  48082

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