Software Tech Lead (m/w/d)



Heide, Germany
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Job Description

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.

Forward Deployed 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.