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System Architect-Local Capabilities

It's not about cars. It's about 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.


In Local Capabilities we are responsible for the development and maintenance of IT-systems and solutions in the Time & Pay and Compensations & Benefits area.

We are now looking for a System Architect, who will be part of a cross-functional agile team and who will enable product success by working with the development team and guide them in technical decisions. You will work with the Solution Architect to make sure technical decisions follows the architectural guidelines. You will also work closely with the product owner to help prioritize the backlog continuously. 
Our mission is to contribute to define the future digitalization roadmap and to ensure we remain in the technical forefront and utilize the right systems fit for purpose.
We are on a very exciting journey in our area and we have some large initiatives planned for the coming years where we are moving into innovative technologies.
What you do
As a technical leader in the Scrum team you work with the following.
·       You guide the technical development in the team, and guide the team on the technical journey.
·       You work together with the Solution architect to enable development of future business functionality. You collaborate to build the architectural strategy and translate it to the team, to ensure that we reach the targets of the digital roadmap.
·       You take part in concept studies, pre-studies, including problem/opportunity analysis.
·       You collaborate with System Architects from other teams to inspire and get inspired, and to identify possibilities for collaboration and synergies.
·       You facilitate workshops with stakeholders to understand the technical requirements.
·       You present the technical solutions and result of technical analysis to the team and other stakeholders around the team.
·       Be a servant leader for the product team in.
·       Represent the product team in technical questions both internally and externally as required
Who are you?

  • You have in depth knowledge of IT Applications and Platforms to guide the team on a technical level and ensure that the solution delivered by the product team complies with the agreed architecture and development guidelines
  • You have an attitude saying that problems are there to be solved; There are no problems, only solutions!
  • You regard yourself being a Tech savvy
  • You are a servant leader and a true team player


  • You understand technical contexts and can convey the essence to non-technical business stakeholders
  • You are curious and eager to learn about new technology
  • You have Interest in different platforms, not only one
  • You have experience working with different architectures and platforms
  •  You have experience with working in a global context

Ideally you have worked as a developer during your career. We believe this is important to understand the challenges a developer has and have the possibility to support.
We also think you are a good communicator with good presentation skills.
We think you have a education background with at least a Bachelor degree in a relevant field.
We also think you have had the chance to get a good experience from different roles within software development. We think you have around 10 years in the IT business and you have worked with solutions in multiple platforms.
The position is on-site in Gothenburg and it’s preferrable that you speak Swedish
Formal requirements:

  • Development language/s (C# etc.)
  • Database SQL knowledge
  • Understand Cloud concept (Azure cloud is a benefit)
  • DevOps experience, including e.g. automation tools, logging/monitoring
  • Good understanding of API-focused development and being able to guide the team on this technology

On a personal level
You are a true collaborator, with facilitation skills to ensure involvement and engage both stakeholders and team members to create ownership and gain results. With effective communication and collaboration you develop trust among stakeholders.

By showing integrity and empathy, you’re being respectful of all parties’ interest and objectives. And of course you are self-motivated and have a clear action-oriented mindset.
In short:  You are a role model for the Volvo Cars we culture.
How to learn more and apply 
For questions about the position please contact hiring manager Charlotte Braun, . For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Jasleen Chhabda, want your application at the latest April 09,2023. Please note that due to GDPR applications via email is not  accepted. Please note this Job is onsite in Gothenburg.


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:  64415

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