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Software Engineer - Factory Commissioning

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for a software engineer that wants to be a part of making oil history.

You will play an important role in the commissioning and development of Europe's first battery giga-factory, which will help the transformation to a carbon free society.

About the role

We have invested significant effort in developing one of the most sophisticated manufacturing execution systems (MES) for battery manufacturing - completely in-house.

We are now looking for driven software engineers to be responsible for system setup, equipment integration design, configuration, deployment, testing and validation of our MES system for our new factory & its production lines to come.

You will work with software running on our edge gateways and in the cloud, connecting PLCs that control the machines, and the cloud-native manufacturing execution system. You will be part of a distributed team, locally present at Europe’s first home-grown battery giga-factory – in the middle of all the happening. Together with both software and other engineering teams, you will work to ensure reliable operations and bring continuous improvements and developments to Northvolt's production and commissioning processes.

During Northvolt Ett's expansion phase, your focus will include both supporting the running production as well as commissioning new equipment and production lines that are brought online. Working with central automation and software engineering teams, as well as suppliers and factory operations, you will get an in-depth understanding of the production process and data flow in our systems. This will enable you to support with root cause analysis, maintenance, and continuous improvement of processes and software. While the job requires a foundational understanding of software and programming, your passion is focused on how software interacts with hardware and provides functionality used in the production process.

This role includes on-call duty.

How we work

Our software is written in Go and runs on our distributed Kubernetes platform. We choose carefully which services, tools and libraries we use since we need to have long-term maintainability in mind. Because of this, we try to focus on simple solutions that we can write ourselves and if possible rely on managed services from AWS.

The whole team is ambitious about Making Oil History! and the factory run – every day a step further. We spend a large amount of our work in or around the factory, to see problems first hand that we can improve.

You will be a part of the ETT Digitalization Department and a member of the ETT Software Engineering team which consists of software engineers who have a deep understanding of machine-to-MES architecture, production processes, and production needs. They are able to deploy and validate machine specific MES solutions and work closely with the suppliers and rest of digitalization at Northvolt to ensure a good delivery.

As a Software Engineer's in the ETT Software Engineering department you will be responsible to enable Northvolt’s MES Core components to ETT manufacturing lines as well maintaining and improving the system as the production lines are commissioned.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• System and integration design
• MES component configuration & deployment
• Digital commissioning - testing & validation
• Digital factory support

What we expect from you

We require some basic understanding of algorithms, data structures, concurrency, distributed systems and eventual consistency. We value passion, curiosity and willingness to learn on the job and teach you what you need to know.

You know how to explain your ideas to your peers and like to find solutions to complex problems. You are comfortable to work independently and value the support you get from the team. You are comfortable to challenge the status quo since we don’t have all the answers either.

Previous experience in industry or manufacturing is highly valued, but not required.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of algorithms, data structures, concurrency, distributed systems and eventual consistency
  • Experience with one or several programming languages (Go, Python, Java, ...)
  • Good communication skills, a learning mindset and the ability to Get Stuff Done
  • Passion for solving problems with technology
  • Interest in and excitement about working in an industrial world

Keywords: Go, algorithms, concurrency, data structures, distributed systems, eventual consistency, industrial automation, industrial systems, commissioning, OPCUA, IoT

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

About the company

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.


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