Northvolt is looking for platform engineers to join our software team. As a platform engineer, you will be contributing towards building one of the first large scale European battery factories, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.
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.
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 devops, infrastructure, software, cloud or site reliability -engineer/architect.
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:
Bring best practices from devops and site reliability engineering disciplines to industrial technology while building and improving the tooling needed to support this.
Design, test and deploy infrastructure to operate a modern factory producing large amounts of data and connected batteries daily using infrastructure as code.
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 and software deployment, best practices and ways of working.
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!
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
Programming skills in at least one language (ideally Go or Python) and desire to learn more.
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.
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 two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany. 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.