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DevOps Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Northvolt is looking for infrastructure and devops engineers to join our software team. You will be contributing in your area from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. This is a greenfield project in a complex field, which requires a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions.

You will collaborate with a cross-functional group of experts from automation, control, materials flow, factory design, software engineering and machine learning to design, deploy and keep the lights on infrastructure which allows us to have highly automated development and production process, collect complete data from both manufacturing and battery systems, and develop innovative applications which optimize our processes and products.

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. It is likely that you like to treat infrastructure and operations problems as software problems, and that in the past you have had titles like devops engineer, site reliability engineer, software engineer or automation engineer.

We are a new company with great plans and great people. We constantly have to figure out solutions to new types of problems. If you are a problem solver, this is for you! Come join us on our journey of transforming the world.

Things you will do:

  • Bring best practices from devops and site reliability engineering disciplines to industrial technology and work to develop and open source tools and standards which will accelerate their adoption by leading technology and manufacturing companies.

  • Design, test and deploy infrastructure to operate a modern factory producing large amounts of data (and batteries!) daily.

  • Collaborate with software engineers to develop automation solutions for how we safely test and deploy code on anything from battery packs to cloud to factory equipment.

  • Work to develop and help to document Northvolt’s processes around infrastructure deployment and software deployment.

  • Work with the infosec team to continuously test, monitor, and improve the security of our infrastructure.

  • Work with our IT department to help build out the right network architecture and deployment solutions for 3rd party software we need.

  • 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

  • Keep up with the state of the art in infrastructure, “everything as a software,” virtualization, CI/CD frameworks, cross-platform software development, engineering processes, as well as develop more domain knowledge in related areas (among others, automation, battery manufacturing and connectivity)

  • Help us build a great team and make Northvolt a great place to work!

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

  • Some work experience (we need new and experienced engineers, so level of experience will determine seniority of the role):

    • deploying and managing infrastructure in the cloud (AWS, GCP or Azure) using infrastructure as code (ideally Terraform)

    • developing and managing highly automated continuous integration and deployment pipelines and helping developers increase their productivity

    • working with distributed systems, microservices, load balancing, etc.

    • working with virtualization, containerization, Kubernetes and related technologies

  • Strong programming skills in at least one scripting language (ideally Python) and desire to learn more (especially golang)

  • Good communication skills, ability to Get Stuff Done, and a learning mindset

  • Passion for solving problems with technology in simple yet innovative ways especially with open source software

Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are 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 are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!


Galina Shubina | Hiring Manager

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