Software Architect, Application Software

Software Architect, application software for energy management, powertrain control and autonomous functions
As a member of the team governing the powertrain control technology stream you will have the possibility to contribute to the work with software taking Volvo heavy duty powertrains into the future. As an application software architect you will have the responsibility of leading and guiding architectural work for the software controlling longitudinal control in autonomous vehicles, fuel efficiency functions based on predictive data, gear selection, launch functions and shifting in conventional- and electrified transmissions. Sounds interesting? Then keep on reading!
This is us, your new colleagues
Within the scope of the technology stream Powertrain Control conventional functionality such as shifting, clutch control and cruise co-exist with modern functions like automation and predictive functions to build a common application platform going into the future. New challenges ahead also requires introducing more functions for electrified transmissions and connect end user functions over a wider range of driveline technologies. Software is mainly developed in-house and the team is setup in a cross functional way where system, function design, software implementation, test, calibration and verification of our product are all within the team’s responsibility and control.
Our workspace is on the entrance floor of BC, the building where it all started 1927, in the center of the Lundby area in Gothenburg. The team is located in an open work environment where each team member are empowered to drive the technology forward. Sometimes the discussions and local decisions are taken in the fika-area where time are spent every day. We strive towards diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
What you will do
As a Software architect you will contribute in our journey towards a leaner, simpler, testable and reusable application software targeted for the next generation transmissions. You will be part of a team of system engineers leading the technology stream work and defining the roadmap for our software deliveries. In this team you will bring leading expertise in Software architecture and are expected to lead architecture work within the teams. Synchronization with the agile release train roadmap, representatives from the development teams and the vision of the product is key for the complete deliveries from the train. Your work should result in easy to understand documentation for everyone to use and follow in daily work.

Who do we believe you are?

To be successful in this position we believe you understand and know good architectural principles and design patterns for embedded applications. This together with a mindset towards software quality, testability and modularity is key for us. We believe you are confident in your way of visualizing your work and share your thoughts and experience with others in an understandable way. PlantUML, xml, model based development tools, embedded C or similar tools feels familiar to you and you are not afraid to dig in to problems yourself. To be successful in this position you need to have a structured approach to your work and be able to plan and align with the stakeholders around you.
Hopefully you are driven to take action and contribute with results as well as positive spirit and energy. We believe you enjoy being part of a team and are open minded to diversity. We hope that you try to always stay positive and are energized by new challenges since we will be growing together in an environment where change and improvements of our way of working happens continuously. We strive to keep things simple and hope you do the same. It is important that you can feel responsible and proud of your work and drive engagement in those around you.
It is also required that you have:
  • M.Sc in Physics, Mechatronics, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Some years of experience working with Embedded Software Architecture
It is a merit if you have:
  • Automotive experience including understanding of automotive related architectural solutions such as E-GAS, Autosar or similar
  • C/CE driving license
What can we offer?
We offer an existing work environment which will give you experience in state of the art control technology in one of the world’s leading truck manufacturer. You will be part of a global company changing towards a better tomorrow where the environment is in focus. We continuously strive towards becoming a more efficient organization ready for the future. Please don’t hesitate to apply to this assignment!
Curious, and have some questions? Call me!
Fredrik Löwgren, Group Manager Clutch and Shifting, BF63770, +46 31 322 2091

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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