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Database Engineer - Platform

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

Northvolt is looking for a Database Engineer ( Linux )to join our Digitalization Platform team. As a Database engineer, you will be contributing towards building the first set of large scale European battery factories (Northvolt will build a total of 5 Gigafactory’s across Europe in the next few years with a total of 170GWH output ), which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

Northvolt Ett, Northvolt’s first Gigafactory in Europe, sets a global example in the world of manufacturing with its cloud-first strategy, also referred to as the next-gen connected factory, or Industry 4.0. To build this connected factory, Northvolt is extensively using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for modern cloud capabilities. Using the higher levels of abstractions provided by modern cloud services allows us to increase developer productivity, operational effectiveness, security, and reliability. Examples include detailed product traceability, near-real-time monitoring of manufacturing line effectiveness, computer vision powered defect detection, and machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) modeling to predict quality and performance of the produced battery cells. Check out this blogpost on our blueprint strategy for our factories.

Insights from the team
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.

Currently we are a team of 12 engineers focusing on a wide variety of technologies including Kubernetes (EKS & k3s), backend development, frontend development, networking, serverless, embedded Linux and anything security. We work in an agile framework, with a product owner who demonstrates confidence in our ability to do the job, and with hands-on experience to chip into our discussions. We work as a cross-functional team, where we collaborate tightly to have a common view on our strategy and the recommendations we provide. Far from the ivory towers, we work closely with the product teams to provide guidance based on need, ensuring coherence and hands on development of shared components.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging database projects with high demands on reliability and availability.

Northvolt is a data driven company with a "cloud first" strategy, meaning we have a lot of data streaming from our factories to our cloud environments. Storing and managing this data, making it available for different types of consumers is key to our success.

We rely on many different databases and data stores, as often as possible using hosted services, or running in kubernetes. Some examples would be:

  • Postgresql (AWS RDS)

  • TimescaleDB


  • DynamoDB

  • Elasticsearch

  • MongoDB

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Database design
  • Database management
  • Supporting product teams when designing new software solutions
  • Working closely to the data team optimizing and developing our data stores and pipelines

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The DBA is a vital member of the Platform team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

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


  • 5+ years working experience
  • Experience working with mission critical systems at scale
  • Working with distributed systems, microservices, load balancing, etc
  • Working with virtualization, containerization, Kubernetes and related technologies

  • Experience using IAC (Infrastructure As Code) like Terraform or Ansible

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • 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

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

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.

Andreas Björshammar | Contact Person

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