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System Architect Complete SW & Electronics Architecture (CESA)

Software architecture 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. We are moving towards becoming more of a software developing company and where our products give the drivers a car experience that improves every day. Technical areas in focus are Infotainment, Autonomous drive and a core system optimized for electric cars.


About us SWEP (Software and Electronics Platform) Architecture & Design Strategy – organization
Our mission is to:
•    Ensure that the SW&E (Software & Electronics) architecture is suitable for defining efficient system solutions according to company strategies
•    Ensure that the organisation is well-acquainted with the SW&E-architecture and takes responsibility for the complete system

We have organized our System Architects in Global Architect Teams, grouped by the name of CESA (Complete Electrical System Architects). We work both strategically, for future platforms and products, and operational, supporting the product development organizations in delivering software and hardware solutions into the system. 


We are now looking for a system architect with a software focus

As a System Architect you will govern the SW- and Electronics architecture and service-oriented design. You will contribute to defining the systems, functions, modules, interfaces, validate technology assumptions, and evaluate alternatives. You govern shared computer resources, and you guide and support the development teams to take technical decisions and take on broad responsibility.


You and your skills

You have a solid software background,  a passion for embedded software systems and large-scale software development organizations. You seek to continuously improve your technical leadership with the purpose of making others grow and take responsibility for the complete system solution. You take a systematic approach to visualizing and handling Architectural Technical Debt. Always keeping the goal in mind that our software- and electronics- architecture should enable our business. You are structured, communicative and can use suitable value argumentation in dialogue with both product managers and when empowering the software developers.You are a self- and data-driven and result oriented person. A technical leader who empowers others and creates energy. You have ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in written and spoken English, with technical development teams as well as with managers and business teams.

•    M.Sc in Computer Science and Software Engineering or similar relevant experience  
•    At least 4 years of relevant work experience as Software Architect and System Designer 
•    Object oriented design / Design patterns
•    Model-driven engineering and UML/SysML
•    Genuine interest for Automotive System/Software Architecture
•    Principles and practices of service-oriented architectures incl. service discovery
•    Ability to clearly express the connections between larger business goals and small backlog items
•    Software quality, measures and KPIs


Experience from working with:

•   Automotive- and infotainment domains in an international environment 
•    Embedded Linux Development
•    Software product line architecture and variants management
•    Continuous Integration
•    System Testing
•    Communication protocols in the automotive domain (Ethernet incl. SOME/IP, CAN, LIN) 
•    Wireless communication
•    The AUTOSAR standard (communication stack and partial networking)
•    Connectivity technologies like Bluetooth stacks, WiFi and phone mirroring technologies
•    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? For questions regarding the role, please reach out to Hiring Manager: Magnus Erenstedt at Regarding questions about the recruitment process please reach out to Senior Recruiter, Catharina Skog at Note that selections will be running continuously. Please note that applications by e-mail will not be accepted due to GDPR.



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. #LI-CS1

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  60535

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