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Basetech Lead Engineer

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Basetech Lead Engineer

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is on a blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. We are currently looking for a Basetech Lead Engineer. Your broad automotive experience within one or more of the following areas would be invaluable to us both in concept work and when working with current designs for increased customer satisfaction:

  • Diagnostics
  • Software Download including OTA
  • Car Configuration
  • AutoSAR

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. 


What you’ll do

The Project & Enablers team is a part of the Polestar R&D organization. The team’s mission is to deliver Processes, Methods and Tools used for electrical & software development and verification. The team is also responsible for managing the Polestar vehicle projects on behalf of electrical department as well as providing EE platform technologies to the R&D teams.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Successfully deliver Basetech for multiple programs, on time and to meet or exceed cost, design, and quality targets
  • Support the to define the vision, goals, and expectations for the Basetech domain
  • Support in defining methods, tools, and processes to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Support development future strategies and technology roadmaps including highlighting new basetech developments required to deliver new product content
  • Support technical discussions with suppliers, internal teams and partner OEM(s) including support and monitoring of integration of existing electrical technologies into new vehicle programs
  • Prepare status reports and feedback to the project & line management teams
  • Act as the company ambassador for the Basetech team.


Who you are

You have a strong will to create the future of electric vehicles. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and out of the box methods. You are eager to find solutions even if the path forward is not straight. You are talented and good with numbers and have no trouble finding facts and figures.

To be successful in this role, we believe you have:

  • At least 7+ years of previous relevant experience in electrical & software development within the Automotive industry
  • Previous experience within the Basetech
  • Previous experience with Volvo, Lotus, Geely or CEVT projects
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills
  • Good understanding of Automotive Electrical system
  • Electrical, Electronic Systems, Electro-mechanical, Automotive, or similar engineering degree. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant experience may be considered.

Desired experience, but not a must:

  • Practical experience of vehicle electrical architectures based upon Ethernet, CAN, LIN and Flexray is highly desired
  • Experience of the full product lifecycle, from concept through to vehicle launch
  • Experience of Automotive product development systems (VPDS, FPDS, GPDS, NPDS etc) and release processes within the automotive sector
  • Experience of delivering electrical systems in accordance with Safety & Security requirements.


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.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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