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Thesis Work - Rust on novel architectures

Thesis Worker at Volvo Cars

Welcome to explore the world of Volvo Cars by writing your thesis with us! As a thesis worker in our organization you are supported by a supervisor who follows you during your project. All thesis projects are arranged in business critical areas and therefore you will be able to contribute to our company purpose – providing freedom to move in a safe, sustainable and personal way – from day one! 




Rust ecosystem is rather particular on the platforms it supports extensively. Support for different platforms ("targets") are organized into three tiers, each with a different set of guarantees. Tier 1 targets for example can be thought of as "guaranteed to work", while Tier 2 as “guaranteed to build” while Tier 3 as no guarantees at all.



As part of the thesis, we want to identify what are the steps to start supporting a novel architecture, how to correctly verify the compiler of such novel architecture (e.g., by using the compiler testing framework) and to set the foundations together with some of our partners to perhaps publish our novel architecture towards the Rust ecosystem.


Do you fit the profile?

Do you like to hack and tinker with system wide functions? Do you have some experience with Linux, Rust, python, and qemu? Are you into hacking build systems, trying to make them work? Are you into Rust? Then you must apply! We are looking for you.



  • The work will start earliest in spring 2022 (flexible arrangement possible)
  • The duration for this thesis work is 22 weeks.
  • 30 ECTS (academic credits) in agreement with your Thesis Advisor in University
  • This thesis is to be conducted by 2 students in tandem. Note that in case you do not have a partner to apply together, we may find you a partner

How to Learn More and Apply
Selection will be ongoing during the application period, so do not hesitate to send in your application. Attach your personal letter, CV and grades/references for relevant courses/projects in English. Applications by email will not be accepted.


Welcome with your application by submitting your resume and cover letter no later than 2021-12-21. Interviews will be held continuously. Response can be delayed due to Christmas holiday.


Due to GDPR, applications via email are not accepted.


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Philippe Burlion (hiring manager) or Nikolaos Korkakakis (supervisor) at student-work.lund@volvocars.com. Use the exact thesis title as subject prefix.


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.

Lund, Sweden

Job requisition ID:  55939

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