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Senior Engineering Manager - MES​

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

We are seeking an accomplished Senior Manager to lead our dynamic software development team in designing, developing, and deploying manufacturing execution software (MES) solutions tailored to our battery cell manufacturing operations.

In this role, you will oversee the development of custom software modules, integration with third-party systems, and the deployment of software systems to multiple gigafactories, ensuring seamless operation and optimization of our manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will be passionate about implementing state of the art solutions, fostering a culture of agility, while prioritizing good engineering practices to minimize downtime in production environments.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership: Lead and mentor a team of software engineers in the development and deployment of manufacturing execution software solutions for battery cell manufacturing.
  • Strategy: Define and drive the engineering strategy, roadmap, and priorities for software development, integration, and deployment initiatives, aligning with business objectives and operational requirements.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing, automation, quality, platform, IT, to gather requirements, define workflows, and architect solutions that optimize production efficiency, quality, and scalability.
  • Deployment: Manage the deployment of software systems to multiple gigafactories, coordinating with site teams, IT infrastructure, and vendors to ensure successful installation, configuration, and commissioning.
  • Quality: Drive continuous improvement initiatives in software development processes, quality assurance, and performance optimization, leveraging industry best practices and emerging technologies.
  • Excellence: Provide technical leadership and guidance in troubleshooting complex issues, resolving system integration challenges, and implementing robust solutions to meet production demands.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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.

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

Qualifications and experience

  • 10+ years leading software engineering in manufacturing, deploying mission-critical solutions.
  • Extensive experience in software architecture, design patterns, and technologies including IoT, cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure), databases, and programming languages (e.g. Golang, Python).
  • Skilled in project management, leading cross-functional teams, and delivering on time.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and stakeholder management skills, engaging effectively with engineering management partners and teams.

Specific skills

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes and Industry 4.0 technologies, particularly in battery cell manufacturing or related industries, including systems such as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality management systems (QMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): Experience in developing MES software solutions to streamline production processes, improve efficiency, and ensure quality control in battery manufacturing.

Personal success factors

  • Leadership: Ability to inspire and lead engineering teams towards ambitious goals.
  • Strategic Vision: Proficiency in developing and executing plans for technical excellence and business growth.
  • Technical Expertise: Deep understanding of engineering principles across multiple domains.
  • Communication Skills: Strong ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Change Management: Building teams and fostering common culture and cross collaboration.
  • Problem Solving: Skill in identifying opportunities for improvement and overcoming challenges.
  • Team Building: Experience in recruiting, retaining, and developing top engineering talent.
  • Project Management: Effective management of engineering projects from start to finish.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business objectives and alignment of engineering initiatives.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments and navigate change.
  • Innovation: Passion for technology and commitment to staying current with industry trends.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is ASAP.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

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 the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people 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!

Alixandra Halvarsson | Contact Person

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