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Software Tech Lead (m/w/d)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Heide
  • On-site
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Heide
  • On-site

We are looking for a dedicated Software Tech Lead to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. We have multiple sites to be launched in the coming years and we need you to help us in overseeing the implementation, design, deployment and commissioning of our MES solution for our new Gigafactory, Northvolt Drei, in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing a new, scalable factory digitalization function and contribute to enable a greener future.

About the job

We have invested significant effort in developing one of the most sophisticated Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for battery manufacturing - completely in-house. We aim to deploy and customize this system for each new factory and manufacturing setup on Northvolt's roadmap. 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 factories and production lines to come.

You will be part of a project team which are responsible for deliver our digitalization offering to our manufacturing site Drei in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. You will work closely with the MES development engineers, platform engineers and our equipment suppliers to ensure we're able to setup and integrate Northvolt MES efficiently.

About the Team

As Drei is under ramp-up - we are establishing a function to prepare for our factory expansion and ensure the solutions we deploy are functioning as expected. On a daily basis, you will be working with our technical project managers leading the project teams, product managers behind the individual solutions and other software engineers to deliver our state of the art MES solution.

You will be a part of the Drei Digitalization Department 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.

Software Tech Leads will be responsible to deliver Northvolt’s MES Core components to Drei manufacturing lines as well as 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

The person we are looking for is a strong team player, curious, flexible and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humour.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile. Planned starting date is asap. This role will be based in Heide, Germany.

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process.

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

We believe that you have :

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer, preferably in a forward deployed or integration-focused role.
  • Expertise in designing and developing software solutions, with a focus on system integration.
  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. Golang, Python, Java, C++) and experience with software development frameworks.
  • Experience working with cloud solutions (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP etc)

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of battery manufacturing processes and related equipment integration is a plus.
  • Understanding of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and related technologies.
  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese).
  • Experience leading teams of software engineers

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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