Principal Engineer Core System Components


  • Full Time

Let us describe the challenge we offer

Polestar is on a blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. We are currently looking for a Principal Engineer Core System Components. If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the auto industry, we would like to hear from you.

What you’ll do

The Polestar Core team is a part of the Polestar Software and Electronics R&D organization. The team’s mission is to drive and support the Software & Electronics organization to deliver robust core electrical component and system designs to the Polestar vehicle products. It’s a role with global reach, with both R&D centre in UK and SWE. You and your team will handle the Core System Components roll-out including the Core Computing Platform, Input/Output controller, Power Distribution Controllers and Gateway Modules for the Polestar vehicles.

The journey will start with building the team by defining, together with the department manager, the competence and capacity needed. Identify and define the roles and technical work packages needed for a successful core system component integration to the vehicle programmes.

You will report into the Group Leader within the SW&E unit and you will be a member of the leadership team.

You and your team will liaise with teams in Sweden, UK and our partner OEM. You will manage engineers like System Engineers, Validation and Verification Engineers and Component Owners.

The role on offer requires a mix of leadership, hands-on system development and line management including recruitment.

Your responsibilities will be;

  • Successfully ensure that the core system components conform with applicable standards & requirements for multiple programs, on time and to meet cost, design, and quality targets.
  • Support the Group Leader and the Head of SW&E to define the vision, goals, and expectations for the Polestar Core domain.
  • Build and develop the Core System Component team, including securing necessary resources.
  • Lead the team’s planning and execution. You are closely involved in the day-to-day activities and execute team tasks yourself.
  • Support and coach team members to evolve and grow in their roles.
  • Define methods, tools, and processes to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Develop future strategies and technology roadmaps including highlighting new technology developments required to deliver new product content.
  • Build a team to handle technical discussions with suppliers, internal teams and partner OEM(s) including support and monitoring of integration of existing electrical technologies into new vehicle programs.
  • Prepare status reports and feedback to the project & line management teams.
  • Act as the company ambassador for the Core System Component team.

Who you are

You have a strong will to create the future of electric vehicles. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and out of the box methods. You are eager to find solutions even if the path forward is not straight. You are talented and good with numbers and have no trouble finding facts and figures.

Required Experience

  • Previous relevant experience delivering Electronic Components/Electronic Control Units to vehicle programmes.
  • Previous line management experience or equivalent in a leading role.
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills.
  • Good understanding of Automotive Electrical systems from system design, validation and verification activities to component releasing.
  • Electrical, Electronic Systems, Electro-mechanical, Automotive, or similar engineering degree. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Work permit to work in the UK or in the European Union.

Desired Experience, but not a must:

  • Practical experience of vehicle electrical architectures based upon Ethernet, CAN, LIN is highly desired.
  • Experience of the full product lifecycle, from concept through to vehicle launch.
  • Previous experience with Volvo, Lotus, Geely or CEVT projects.
  • Experience of Automotive product development systems (VPDS, FPDS, GPDS, NPDS etc) and release processes within the automotive sector.
  • Experience of delivering electrical systems in accordance with Functional Safety & Cyber Security requirements.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don’t wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.