Principal Engineer - Autonomous Drive

Coventry, UK

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Principal Engineer - Autonomous Drive

Let us describe the challenge we offer
Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. Due to extensive growth plans we are now seeking a committed and collaborative Principal Engineer who wants to join us on the journey of Autonomous Drive.

If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the auto industry, we would like to hear from you.

This position is based in our R&D centres in the UK, located in Coventry & MIRA.

What you’ll do
It’s a role with global reach, with both R&D centre in UK and SWE. The company HQ is in Sweden, and business units across Europe, China and US and in addition to this the role has many external interfaces with strategic partners and suppliers.

The Principal Engineer is a key function enhancing Polestar’s competence and capacity within the area of Autonomous Drive. You and your team will handle the Autonomous Drive roll-out for the Polestar vehicles. The team will be responsible for identifying the work products needed for an AD production start. You and your team will also be the driver of AD related Advanced Engineering projects. Both in Sweden and in UK.  You will manage engineers such as Function Owner, Research engineer, Sensor Engineer and Functional Safety engineer.

Your main responsibilities will be to lead the team’s planning and execution. You are closely involved in the day-to-day activities and execute team tasks yourself.

The journey will start with building the team by defining, together with the department manager, the competence and capacity needed. Which roles should be in there and identify which technical work package that must be completed for a successful AD launch. You report to the department manager within the SW&E unit and you are a member of the leadership team.

Who you are
If you like working with people and enjoy a large network, then this is the position for you. As a person you have a general interest in automotive. You take ownership in various areas, tasks and to-do’s quickly and reliably. You have excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as problem solving and planning. You have a self-starting ability with a pioneering spirit, resourcefulness and a proactive approach with a go get attitude.

You like to have a mix of tasks e.g. leadership, hands-on tech development, recruitment and staff care. You as a person loves new tech and likes to be in the forefront of trying out new ideas. You are extrovert and happily takes on tasks like attending/lead AD and ADAS related events (internal and external).

To be successful in this role we believe you have:

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Technical University or other equivalent degree
  • Previous experience in AD/ADAS development
  • Previous leadership and management experience

At Polestar, you will be 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.


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