Sensor Engineer | Software & Electronics

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Sensor Engineer | Software & Electronics

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. Your experience as a Sensor Engineer would be invaluable to us in our mission to grow in the areas of AD/ADAS.

As a premium brand within the automotive industry Polestar have high expectations on our AD/ADAS systems. Not just in terms of performance of the AD/ADAS features that must give the driver a seamless driving experience but also within the areas of design (interior/exterior design) and sustainability.

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.

This position is based at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

What you’ll do
Our AD/ADAS team is a part of Polestar Drive within our R&D department and is a team with a mission to deliver the next generation ADAS systems and the first-generation AD function. The team consists of a handful hand-picked engineers that cover Advanced Engineering, concept phase and production projects. You will be part of the core team and report directly to the AD/ADAS Team Manager.

You will be the go-to-expert for all kind of questions related to the AD/ADAS sensors.

As a Sensor Engineer within Polestar Drive you have a wide coverage of tasks by covering our AD and ADAS operations within the R&D department. As we are a small number of engineers who dedicate into AD/ADAS you need to be flexible and prepared to take-on all kind of tasks in the area of sensor related AD/ADAS. E.g projects within Advance Engineering and cooperation’s with start-ups but also support the ADAS development teams in their production projects.

Since the development of AD/ADAS sensor is rapidly changing you must enjoy searching for and adapting to new sensor technologies. You will belong to a department that have different disciplines and you are expected to support the rest of the org with competence in your specific area.

When it comes to sensor providers / suppliers your task will be to front them in several aspects like tech, commercial and contractual.

Your key objectives/responsibilities will be:

  • Run Advance Engineering projects
  • Keep track or ADAS/AD sensor tech
  • Screen Competitors / market intelligence
  • Keep track of Polestars sensors roadmap
  • Visit sensor providers and keep track of their development / roadmap
  • Be part of / give input to sourcing
  • Scouting for new sensors technologies
  • Sensor integration

Who you are
You have a strong will to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd passionate about solving climate changes. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and out of the box methods. You have a holistic view, including vision, business and customers. You are energized by working in a creative start-up environment, taking action where you see potential and creating structure where needed.

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

  • Master or Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • More than 8 years of experience working with sensor technologies, preferably within automotive
  • Have documented skills as sensor expert in one or several sensor technologies (Radar, Camera, USS, Lidar, GNSS)
  • Domain knowledge within AD and ADAS systems
  • Previous experience in SW architecture (the different SW layers and the structure)
  • Automotive electrical architecture, including both;
    • De-centralized (compute distributed over several ECUs)
    • Centralized (central compute)

Desired skills, not a must:

  • Network technologies (CAN, Flexray, LIN, Ethernet, LVDS..)
  • ISO26262 – System Safety
  • SAE levels L0-L5

At Polestar, you will be a part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

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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