IT Graduate Program - IT Technical Specialist

Volvo Group IT Graduate Program – Your ticket to a world of opportunities.
Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport and infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society.
Imagine yourself working in a company that really believes that people are its driving force, fostering a culture of energy, passion and respect for the individual.
Imagine yourself working for the Volvo Group, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions with about 100,000 employees, production in 19 countries and sales in about 190 countries. A place where your voice is heard and your ideas matter. Together we move the world.
Information about the Volvo Group IT Graduate Program:
The Volvo Group IT Graduate Program gives you a unique opportunity to gain a holistic view of the Volvo Group IT and to kick-start your career through international assignments, work in different parts of the organization, networking, and professional and personal development. Upon completion of the program, you will continue to work in the position you were recruited in, either in the same delivery or in another assignment.
The program runs for 11 months and will include 6 countries. The program includes a combination of common and individual graduate activities and day-to-day work at the home department. It also consists of common development activities at different locations globally, where the participants meet and network.
The program also includes learning activities in your home organization and active participation in several data science related assignments.
During the program you will participate in training sessions covering fundamental Group concepts, such as diversity, personal development, project management, cross cultural communication etc.
The M&L (Manufacturing & Logistics) solution unit is one of Group IT’s units. Its mission is to ensure that the Volvo Group’s IT solutions & projects within the area of M&L are managed “end-to-end” in an optimal way. M&L solution unit’s main responsibilities include:

  • Full life-cycle responsibility for IT solutions:
    - Manage pre-studies, development & Integration of new IT solutions
    - Manage the maintenance & evolution of Volvo Group IT applications
    - Meet SLA based targets regarding run-time cost challenges & business demands

  • Ensure effective “end-to-end “ solution delivery & support

  • Drive decommissioning according to solution roadmap decision

  • Vendor management for software suppliers

  • Actively contribute in Long Term Planning & Solution Roadmap Development

Position Description:
The Technical Specialist will work to implement proof-of-concepts in emerging technology and interact with different groups within Volvo. A strong understanding of both the business and technology is necessary. The Technical Specialist will act as a point person and mentor for future Innovation interns.
What are my responsibilities?

  • Implement projects using emerging technology, such as machine learning, data mining, IOT, automated testing applied to real engineering and production/ manufacturing data

  • Research and investigate potential solutions involving various emerging technologies and their possible implementations in order to achieve overall goals and support solution development collaboratively within cross-functional teams

  • Produce and maintain controlling documents and gain agreement on emerging technology project scopes, schedules, costs, budget, and implementation strategies

  • Ensure project goals and scope support business and company goals both short and long term including all development, delivery, and support of IT solutions

  • Participate in global emerging technology forums to stay abreast of technology in all areas of Manufacturing and Logistics

What skills are needed to qualify for this position?

  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals and an appetite for systems thinking

  • Good mathematical background with a strong orientation towards statistical thinking and multi-disciplinary optimization

  • Excellent team working and communication (verbal & written) skills in English

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of experts.

  • Domain knowledge in machine learning algorithms and techniques, IOT technology is preferred, but not required

  • Capability to quickly learn new technology

  • Excellent communication & presentation skills

Minimum Education requirements
Eligible candidates must be recent (2017/2018) or expectant (May 2019) graduate. Visa sponsorship is not offered for this role; therefore, US work authorization is required.

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or relevant field

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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 IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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