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Solution Architects - Polestar Digital

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Solution Architects - Polestar Digital

We are looking for a number of Solution Architects to join our team in 2022.

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

As the Solution Architect you will own the technical and architectural decisions for your product team, valuing simplicity and 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. You will also ensure that solutions meet business needs and are compatible with existing architectures.

Our technical landscape consists of .NET Core, Node.js, Typescript, React.js, GraphQL. 

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

What you will do

  • Design the overall technological architecture of the Digital products with the help of the teams and Domain Architect, steered by the strategy and vision of the digital product manager.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Work close with the product area Service Designer to bring concepts into realistic technical context.
  • 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 or platform, prioritize it together with the Domain Architect, and work with the team to gradually reduce technical debt 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
  • Be part and/or lead pre-studies on connectivity features for future car models to determine and shape integrations that will be used in the years to come


Who you are

  • A seasoned technical leader with a deep insight into the newest technology trends
  • Significant experience with a modern enterprise setup using event driven microservices.
  • Experience with cloud technologies and services, preferably serverless
  • An ability to 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
  • Experience with modern development practices including DevOps, agile methodologies, microservice development, serverless, and cloud infrastructure


Personal Qualities

  • 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
  • Able to easily communicate with peers globally; primarily in Sweden, China and USA



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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