Lead Software Architect – Core System

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Lead Software Architect – Core System

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. We work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner and driver which requires us to push the limits of technology and innovation. If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the automotive industry, we would like to hear from you.

About Polestar Core

Our mission is to deliver a class leading E/E platform, with an extensive feature set, offering Pure, Progressive, Performance, to provide a Customer Experience that exceeds their expectations. Polestar Core is all about delivering safe, scalable, and robust systems to enable services and technologies for an intelligent vehicle. The Core System is the heart and the brain of the vehicle that interface to core system components to deliver complex vehicle functions.

What you'll do

As a Lead SW Architect you will be part of the Core System team and work closely with the core computing platform team to deliver an optimized and robust underlying base SW system.

You will be collaborating with multiple stakeholders, particularly the System Architects both within and outside the Core System, to understand and capture their SW and service requirements. You will define SW modules and interfaces with a view of streamlining the deployment of the features in the platform. You will communicate requirements for system-level design, System Safety and real time embedded operating system constraints (AUTOSAR). Our mission is to have top quality SW, as such you will need to provide testable architectural solutions, provide technical trade-offs concerning systems, functions, modules, components, interfaces and work closely with the developers of the hosted applications.

As a lead architect, you will be encouraged to constantly develop yourself, your team-mates, continuously improve the way of working and increase cross collaboration particularly with our partner OEMs.


    Who you are

    You have a strong wish to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, and driven. You are a self-driven individual that can identify gaps and offer optimum SW solutions based on your experience and team’s support. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and you work well both individually and within diverse teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.

    To be successful in this role, we believe you have:

    • University Degree or equivalent experience from the automotive industry, as well as knowledge of software architecture for mechatronic systems
    • Strong knowledge within system safety according to ISO 26262
    • Strong experience and evidence of delivering complex SW architectures
    • A track record of software development and knowledge of automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN, DoIP advantageous)
    • Good knowledge of AUTOSAR and application partitioning to deliver high integrity software solutions
    • Experience in architecture modelling language(s) is highly desirable (e.g. SysML, UML).

    At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar’s in a scale up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.

    Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender, and background.


    People at Polestar

    We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

    We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.


    Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

    Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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