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Technical Designer Emerging Technologies, Product Stream Autonomous Drive

We aim high. So do you.

We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Now we are in a paradigm shift when it comes to the automotive industry. Self-driving vehicles is the next important step in Volvo Car Group's development of the world's safest cars.

The department Active Safety & Autonomous Drive consists of over 400 ambitious and skilled engineers and is responsible for all the way from research and advanced engineering to industrialization of current and future customer offers.

We are now establishing an Emerging Tech team that continuously seeks opportunities to accelerate and innovate the development of Autonomous Drive. The team mainly consists of technical experts with various focus areas as well as software developers. We are now looking to expand the team with a Technical Designer.


What will you do?
As a Technical Designer in the Emerging Tech team, you will be engaged the department’s tech scouting efforts and bring its findings on disruptive technologies and high potential partners to life/action. This involves the development and realization of demonstrators, PoC’s and MVP’s in the area of Autonomous Drive, together with identified internal and external partners. Your focus will be around the technology impact on customer interaction and / or customer offering. You will practice innovation from beginning to end i.e. from exploration/ideation towards concrete implementation in our future products by persistent work together with the development teams.You know more than anyone else and that true disruption does not come from the technology alone. It is about a complex and an often unforeseen combination of human behavior, societal impact, technological advancement and a new business model.


What do you need to have?
You have a background in digital product design, UX and/or UI. Experience within emerging technologies, preferably in a “start up” context, will be an asset. We believe that you have an interest and good understanding of emerging automotive, cloud computing, consumer electronics, digital, entertainment and mobile trends. Having excellent English skills (both verbally and in writing) is crucial in an international environment.

To be successful in this job, we see that you have an entrepreneurial approach and that you thrive by “thinking out of the box”. We are looking for curious individuals that are continuously searching for new knowledge. We like a hands-on approach to problems, learning by doing, and we believe that you have an experimenting mindset. You start coding, soldering or hacking otherwise into solutions as soon as an idea pops up… You want to know whether an idea flies long before others even grasp it. Since your focus is around the impact of the technology, you also need to have a strong desire in developing solutions from concept to a complete product offer.

As a person, you love to be fast-paced and agile! Having worked in an agile team and being skilled in agile and scrum working methods will be beneficial. We want you to show courage and to build confidence in the role, especially in a team context – You will not be alone!


Application and contact
Does this sound fun and as the next step in your career? We apply a continuous selection process so we recommend that you submit your application in English as soon as possible but no later than January 31st, 2019. Note that we do not accept applications via e-mails.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Hans-Martin Duringhof, Manager Emerging Technologies

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruitment Consultant Katinka Haug Hornborg

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.

Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future. #LI-TD1

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  21292

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