Senior Software Architect - High Performance Computing Platform

Coventry, UK

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Senior Software Architect - High Performance Computing Platform

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. We work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner and driver which requires us to push the limits of technology and innovation. If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the automotive industry, we would like to hear from you.

About Polestar Core

Our mission is to deliver a class leading E/E platform, with an extensive feature set, offering Pure, Progressive, Performance, to provide a Customer Experience that exceeds their expectations. Polestar core is all about delivering safe, scalable, and robust systems to enable services and technologies for an intelligent vehicle. The core system computing platform provides the right execution environment for vehicle functions. Thus, Polestar Core enables future innovations and new business models.

About The Role

As a Senior SW Architect you will be part of the Core System Platform team to deliver an optimized and robust underlying SW execution environment. You will be collaborating with multiple stakeholders, particularly the System Architects, to understand and capture their SW and service requirements.  You will define SW components, associated architectures, middleware(s) and interfaces with a view of streamlining the deployment of applications in the High-Performance execution environment. You will communicate requirements for system-level design, System Safety and real time embedded operating system constraints (QNX, DriveOS).

Our mission is to have top quality SW, as such you will need to provide testable architectural solutions, provide technical trade-offs concerning systems, functions, modules, components, interfaces and work closely with the developers of the hosted applications.

What we are looking for

  • You have a University Degree or equivalent experience from the automotive industry, as well as knowledge of software architecture for mechatronic systems.
  • Strong experience and evidence of delivering complex SW architectures on embedded system platforms.
  • Experience working with platform features, full software development lifecycle, problem definition, design, development, and release.
  • A track record of embedded software development in one or more: Embedded Linux, QNX, POSIX.
  • Experience in architecture modelling language(s) (e.g. SysML, UML)
  • Strong experience in object-oriented design and design patterns


  • Experience with middleware architecture and design
  • Knowledge within system safety according to ISO 26262.
  • knowledge of automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN, Ethernet).

Who you are

You have a strong wish to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, and driven. You are a self-driven individual that can identify gaps and offer optimum SW solutions based on your experience and team’s support. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and you work well both individually and within diverse teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender, and background.

Polestar – the guiding star!

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient, and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses, or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

At Polestar, the sky is the limit


Technical Product Communication

We have an exciting opportunity at Polestar, with deep understanding and commitment for premium products within a fast-paced organization!

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Technical Product Communication

We have an exciting opportunity at Polestar, with deep understanding and commitment for premium products within a fast-paced organization!

Product and Programs
Gothenburg, Sweden
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