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Domain Architect - Digital Commerce Solutions

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Domain Architect - Digital Commerce Solutions

We are currently looking for a Domain 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 Commerce Solutions Domain 

The Digital Commerce Solutions Domain within the Digital Department is responsible for the delivery of digital solutions to be consumed by the different customer journeys for both Retail and Fleet customers. The domain leverages a best-of-breed of technology, combining bespoke solutions with commercial technologies. The domain plays a critical role in enabling Polestar’s direct-to-consumer/company model at scale and constantly evolving into future business models. 

About the role 
As the Domain Architect you will own the architectural vision and technical solutions for the domain, in close alignment with Enterprise Architecture. As a person you value simplicity and you are not afraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve agile design. In this role you will work closely with the domain teams to create a modular and scalable solution that addresses future architectural changes and designs. You will drive team engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment.  

Our bespoke systems are developed on AWS and the serverless stack, allowing us to develop fast and focus on delivering customer experience. Polestar has an event driven microservice architecture supporting flexibility and autonomous teams. The technologies in use are primarily .Net Core, Node.js, Typescript, React.js, GraphQL. For mobile app development we are using Swift/SwiftUI for IOS and Kotlin/JetPack for Android. The in-car experience is based on Kotlin and standard Android development SDK running on Android Automotive OS/Google Automotive Service. 

Together with Solution Architects in the teams, Service Designers, and the Head of Domain, the Domain Architect takes an active role in developing new initiatives within the domain. We are looking for you who is keen to get your hands dirty and actively help the team to solve the biggest problems.  


What you will do 

  • Ensure solutions align to the enterprise policies as defined by the Architecture & Standards and Information Security team 
  • Design the overall technological architecture of the products within the domain 
  • Own the list of identified technical debt on domain level and ensure that it is being prioritized appropriately – together with the solution architects in the teams; supports the teams with gradually reducing technical debt in the sprints 
  • Guide product teams on technology strategy
  • Be responsible for the technical design of the product areas
  • Be hands on to help the team develop the Digital product and solve all surfacing problems at hand, identify and remove technical impediments 
  • Work with Digital Lead to align the roadmap with all strengths and opportunities within the technical stack 
  • Have close collaboration with solution architects, service designers, and the Head of Domain to develop new initiatives 
  • Constantly look for better ways of solving technical problems and design the Digital product, you are not afraid of challenging the status quo 
  • Share responsibility with Digital Leads for building reusable and scalable components 


Who you are 

  • Experienced in developing serverless applications in a cloud environment, preferably in AWS 
  • Experienced in working with event driven microservices 
  • 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  
  • Can make architectural decisions at both domain and digital product level  
  • Experienced in working on projects that span across multiple teams and digital products 
  • Keen sense of design thinking  
  • Experience managing technical priorities within backlog
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions


Personal Qualities 

  • Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team’s potential 
  • Excited about trying new solutions outside the approved standard  
  • 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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