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Technical Leads - Polestar Digital

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Technical Leads - Polestar Digital

In 2022, Polestar aims to hire multiple Tech Leads for its Digital department. These roles will lead engineering teams including senior and junior engineers, full stack, front end and back end.

Key technologies at Polestar include Node.js, Typescript, React.js, GraphQL, .NET Core, C#


If you are reading this, you probably already know that Polestar is an electric 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 department

Polestar’s Digital department is a key enabler of the entire business, leveraging best-of-breed technology to create critical digital products across several domains.

Two of the most customer-facing domains are called Digital Commerce Solutions and Customer Acquisition & Services (CAS) and both have ambitious growth plans in 2022.

CAS delivers digital solutions that enable the acquisition of new customers and provides services to existing customers. The primary goal is to provide a world-class experience in both physical and digital touchpoints. The domain is a key enabler of Polestar's overall strategy as a D2C brand and the increasingly important aftermarket business. Product areas within the area include the website, Sales & CRM tools, Customer Interactions (test drive, Spaces), In-car and Mobile apps and Ownership Experience (charging, service booking).

Digital Commerce Solutions is responsible for the delivery of D2C and B2B digital solutions to be consumed by the different customer journeys for both Retail and Fleet customers. Product areas found within Commerce include Polestar’s Car Configurator tool, Digital Storefront (pre-owned, extras webshop), Checkout, Order & Delivery, as well as Financial Services Partner integrations and the Fleet business.


About the role

The Tech Lead is responsible for execution of deliverables and roadmap for our digital products and platform. The TL is also translating business objectives set by Digital Lead and Digital Product Manager into technical deliverables and features, as such, the TL is an executor and the visionary force behind the technical solution, working closely with Solution Architects, Software Engineers, UX/UI Designers and Quality Assurance/Testers to deliver new or updated digital products.

Expectations are high, but most who work here will benefit from an intensive learning experience. Teams are expected to adopt a truly tech first, product-focused approach. For many, the autonomy at Polestar is liberating, challenging and unusual.

Polestar’s tech stack is modern and free from legacy constraints, mainly based around:

Node.js, Typescript, React.js, GraphQL, .NET Core, C#

Applications run in AWS on a serverless architecture using lambda functions and services such as DynamoDB.


What you will do

  • Be responsible for daily execution and planning within the digital team, including coordinating and delegating the team’s responsibilities (requirements, architecture, deliveries, quality, etc) and working proactively to remove obstacles to team deliverables
  • Highlight resourcing needs to the Digital Lead (e.g. recruitment)
  • Setting the Digital product’s technical direction in collaboration with the Solution Architect and align this with the Digital Lead
  • Mentor and coach engineering team members
  • Partner with the Digital Lead in feature creation and acceptance criteria, communicate trade-offs effectively with various competence groups (Service Designers, UX/UI Designers, Engineers, etc)
  • Support the team with problem solving, balancing priorities, clarifying trade-offs
  • Establish / organise the team’s development process, including releases, product demos, end-user training, workshops


Who you are

  • A seasoned senior engineer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends, as well as relevant programming experience (node.js, react.js and .NET core preferable, but not essential)
  • Seen as an expert within the technical components of Digital products and customer journeys
  • Can make architecture decisions at a team and Digital product level
  • Experience in developing and scaling high-quality eCommerce tech platforms in cross-functional Digital product teams
  • Deep tech knowledge around platform architecture, front-end and back-end frameworks and cloud and experience in coaching teams
  • Experience in agile ways of working is a plus, as well as strong skills of managing technical priorities within the backlog


Personal Qualities

  • High energy and passionate individual who inspires teammates to reach their maximum potential
  • Excited about trying new solutions outside standard approved
  • Embraces a culture of trust, free thought complete transparency
  • 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 to submit your application. We apply a continuous selection process, and the job post will be open until all positions are filled.

Application Developers - Polestar Digital

Come and help to build Polestar's critical digital products, platforms and services using the very latest technology.

Digital & IT
Gothenburg, Sweden

Application Developers - Polestar Digital

Come and help to build Polestar's critical digital products, platforms and services using the very latest technology.

Digital & IT
Gothenburg, Sweden
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