Northvolt is looking for Backend Engineers to join our Digitalization Platform team. As a Platform Backend engineer, you will be contributing towards building the first set of large-scale European battery factories. Northvolt will build a total of 5 Gigafactories across Europe in the next few years with a total of 170GWH output , which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.
Northvolt Ett, Northvolt’s first Gigafactory in Europe, sets a global example in the world of manufacturing with its cloud-first strategy, also referred to as the next-gen connected factory, or Industry 4.0. To build this connected factory, Northvolt is extensively using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for modern cloud capabilities. Using the higher levels of abstractions provided by modern cloud services allows us to increase developer productivity, operational effectiveness, security, and reliability. Examples include detailed product traceability, near-real-time monitoring of manufacturing line effectiveness, computer vision powered defect detection, and machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) modeling to predict quality and performance of the produced battery cells. Check out this blogpost on our blueprint strategy for our factories: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/industries/northvolts-next-gen-connected-factory-a-digital-blueprint-factory-built-from-scratch/
Insights from the team
We work with a cloud-first mindset which presents us with unique and interesting challenges, pushing the traditional ways of working in manufacturing. We have a ruthless focus on automating all our development processes, helping us to deliver value to our customers as quickly as possible. One of our biggest challenges we are working on now is to scale our backend APIs to ensure it fits our digital blueprint strategy as described in the blogpost. Are you ready to take the challenge?
Currently we are a team of 12 engineers focusing on a wide variety of technologies including Kubernetes (EKS & k3s), backend development, frontend development, networking, serverless, embedded Linux and anything security. We work in an agile framework, with a product owner who demonstrates confidence in our ability to do the job, and with hands-on experience to chip into our discussions. We work as a cross-functional team, where we collaborate tightly to have a common view on our strategy and the recommendations we provide. Far from the ivory towers, we work closely with the product teams to provide guidance based on need, ensuring coherence and hands on development of shared components.
We know that many different names are given to this role in other companies, and your experience likely spans a variety of areas including software development, cloud and traditional infrastructure. It is likely that in the past you have had titles like software, cloud, or site reliability engineer.
We are a new company with great plans and great people. We are constantly figuring out solutions to new types of problems. If you are a problem solver, this is for you!
Things you will do:
Work to develop and help to document Northvolt’s processes around backend, APIs and software deployment, best practices and ways of working.
Work with the Security team to continuously test, monitor, and improve the security of our backend infrastructure.
Collaborate with a cross-functional group of experts across the company to make sure we build the right things together for the right reasons and learn how electrical batteries are designed, developed, and manufactured from cradle to grave
Some work experience (we need new and experienced engineers, so level of experience will determine seniority of the role):
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.
To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.
Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.