Want to join us on our exciting journey?
Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.
What we offer
Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the customer experience in automotive through digital technology. We’re committed to giving Volvo customers an entire week of quality time back per year by 2025 through innovations that simplify their lives. For this, we need team members who think about technology and opportunities in new ways. As a Technical Specialist, you will be part of the Seats Management Team and by that have the responsibility to develop and decide on future technology development in the area of Occupant Detection. You will work closely together with the Technical Expert Network at Volvo, but also be part of networks outside the company - with universities and institutes.
What you’ll do
You’ll be responsible to develop current technologies within the area and - most importantly - build future strategies, drive development of new innovative technologies and algorithms to support areas like occupant safety, active safety, infotainment as well as future more sophisticated technologies to meet Autonomous Drive scenarios.
Occupant detection and classification: facilitate the detection and classification of passengers – a function that today use numerous sensors e.g.; pressure based seat sensors, capacity based seat sensors, seat positioning sensors, seat belt reminder sensors and buckle presence sensors. This information is used to secure that correct restraint systems are activated (for example airbag deployment).
You will be responsible for
Leading and planning Advanced Engineering projects from Idea to Implementation in Car programs through
• Secure competitive long and short-term technical strategies for occupant detection and classification
• Lead research work to define new requirement specifications and corresponding verification and validation methods, tools and facilities.
• Maintain personal expertise in the specialist area, follow the research within the area and provide engineering guidance
• Report Advanced Engineering project status on different levels – from Section to P&Q management
• Actively work with academy and industry/suppliers to develop algorithms and technology to support occupant detection and classification needs.
• Deliver applications for research and innovation projects, which can be co-financed by authorities.
• Develop and maintain relations with universities through supervision of doctorate programs, thesis works etc.
• Proactively participate in PR events, seminars, conferences and conventions.
Do you fit the profile?
To be successful in this role we believe you have a University degree, preferably within electronics and relevant work-life experience from the technical field. You need to be an experienced leader with demonstrated leadership in teams, projects and tasks with the ability to lead a team in the delivery of technical objectives. In addition, since you will work in a global setting we expect you to be fluent in English
Competence and experience is important but personality is key! As leader in your area of expertize you have to be motivated and self-propelled with a high level of curiosity for new technologies. You need high level of communication and presentation skills, inspiring people around you. For you deadlines are actually deadlines and you take pride in delivering on time. Also, you have to be analytic and structured and have a good sense for both technical and strategic work.
How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact Director Pia Landby at firstname.lastname@example.org For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Carl-Johan Borvander at +46728870670. We want your application at the latest 2018-10-29
Gunnemar Olsson, Unionen Tel: +46 728 852415
Karin Norqvist, Akademikerna Tel: +46 728 852387
Anna-Carin Karlsson, Ledarna Tel: +46 766 210161
Elin Pestat Tel: +46 723 71 78 56
Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.
Who are we?
Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.
Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.
We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automotive industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.