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Solution Architect - PLM Solutions

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Solution Architect - PLM Solutions

We are currently looking for a Solution Architect to join our team

If you are reading this, you probably already know that Polestar is an electric performance car brand. We work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner, and driver. The thrill of driving the car, the digital experience of buying, owning, and controlling a Polestar require us to push the limits of technology and software development. Sustainability has been there from the beginning, and we have set a moonshot goal for climate-neutral cars in 2030. There is an ocean of opportunities in this for talented IT professionals who want to dive in and make a difference.

About the Digital Product Creation Domain

Digital Product Creation area is part of the Digital Product Creation & Industrial Domain. Digital Product Creation delivers processes, methods, tools and information capabilities towards Design, Research & Development (R&D) and Manufacturing Engineering (ME).

You will be part of our PLM team that will establish a solid PLM foundation with the flexibility to adapt to future needs. You will enter the Digital organization during an expansive construction phase, and you will have the possibility to influence the setup of our digital teams.


About the role

As the Solution Architect you will own the technical and architectural decisions for your team, valuing simplicity and are willing to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve robust and scalable solutions. You will be the visionary force behind the technical solutions and are responsible for planning and developing the architectural runway in collaboration with the Domain Architect.

The Solution architect helps the team with solution designs for new things and ensures that solutions meet business needs and are compatible with existing architectures. You should also dedicate a portion of your time to support on topics within the architecture community, especially on topics with a cross-cutting nature that require new types of solutions


What you will do

  • Design the overall technological architecture of the Digital product with the help of the teams and Domain Architect
  • Ensure solutions align to the enterprise policies as defined by the Architecture & Standards team
  • Guide teams on technology strategy related to DevOps practices
  • Ensuring solutions development are scalable and global by design
  • Coach the development team and help with code reviews - Identify and remove technical impediments, in collaboration with the Domain Architect
  • Work with Digital and Technical Leads to align the roadmap with strengths and opportunities within the technical stack
  • Constantly work with improving the Digital product/service/platform, not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • You will own the list of identified technical debt for a digital product/service/platform, prioritize it together with the domain architect, and work with the team to gradually reduce technical debt associated with the digital product/service/platform, as well as cross-cutting domain issues in the sprints
  • Provide the teams with policies and guidelines regarding software engineering practices to ensure stability, scalability and performance
  • Support the wider architecture community on cross-cutting topics and initiatives
  • Utilize the PLM concepts to meet business requirements
  • Design the PLM application landscape together in close collaboration with Domain Architect and other Solution Architects

Who you are

  • Seasoned technical lead with deep insight into newest technology trends
  • Significant experience with Agile infrastructure, environments, and deployment strategies / technologies to drive efficient working practices and DevOps
  • Can make architecture decisions at both team and Digital product level
  • Experience working on projects that span multiple organizations and business units
  • Keen sense of design thinking
  • Experience managing technical priorities within backlog
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions
  • Knowledge of Siemens Teamcenter UA suite or similar PLM platform
  • Good knowledge from Document/Part Management, BOM Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Access Management
  • Programming experience from working with ITK and Java, webservices and integration to third party applications
  • Experience of working with PLM solutions in Cloud environment

Preferable skills:

  • Good understanding of Teamcenter architecture and data model
  • Experience from working with Active Workspace, BMIDE, Workflow Designer, Access Manager, Structure Manager, integration with CAD (preferably CATIA, NX), Reporting and Analytics
  • Knowledge of Siemens Tecnomatix suite and experience from working with Simulation software like Process Simulate, ABB Robot Studio
  • Personal Qualities (Needs to be checked with Hiring manager)
  • Enjoy working in a team but also have the capacity to work independently
  • Business and performance driven
  • Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team’s potential
  • · Excited about trying new solutions outside standard approved
  • · Embraces a culture of trust and complete transparency
  • · Promotes free thought and is energized by ideas from others in team
  • · Brave and rebellious, willing to challenge status quo


Polestar - the guiding star

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalyzing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit.

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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