Enterprise Architect

Polestar Göteborg

Company

Role

We are currently looking for an enterprise architect to join Polestar’s global HQ in Gothenburg. If you are reading this, you probably already know that Polestar is an electric performance car brand. They work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner, and driver. The thrill of driving the car, the digital experience of buying, owning, and controlling a Polestar require us to push the limits of technology and software development. Sustainability has been there from the beginning and they have set a moonshot goal for climate-neutral cars in 2030. There is an ocean of opportunities in this for talented IT professionals who wants to dive in and make a difference.

”climate-neutral cars in 2030”

About the role

The role as enterprise architect is key in leading Polestar in developing our customer solutions and growing globally. To allow our product teams to build world-class customer experiences on a global market we need a strong architectural foundation. You will be working with aligning our teams toward a shared vision and a common target architecture. This is easier said than done, writing perfect documents and principles is not enough. You will have the power to decide but you also have to evangelize, convince, negotiate and keep your ear to the ground. Speed and innovation are in the DNA of Polestar, you have to be flexible to balance this with the need to build a stable foundation. We can offer you an exciting career opportunity and provide you with a wide range of challenges that you rarely get to work with within other companies. You will experience the energy field from our colleagues, the working climate is based on competency and an “anything is possible” attitude. Polestar is partnering with companies like Google, Amazon and the technology is cutting edge. The position is located at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Main tasks / Responsibilities

The Enterprise Architecture role is key in all digital activities translating business requirements into digital solutions and processed. The role is active in envisioning, planning, and governance of all major digital activities at Polestar ensuring a traceable decision chain between strategy and implementation.

  • Build close relationships with key stakeholders from the owners and partners, in order to ensure business understanding
  • Develop a set of architectural guidelines and principles and work to foster adoption across the organization. These guidelines and principles will be key to aligning teams and our technology against the strategy and vision.
  • Help to define a governance model that is a mix of these guidelines combined with technology and architectural frameworks that help teams align to our core principles. Develop a strategy to keep guidance light while providing strong direction to Polestar and our partners.
  • Gain and provide insight into Polestar-focused strategic areas, such as car-related services.
  • Provide architectural direction for Polestar by translating the Corporate IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture
  • Develop and manage the Target/Reference architecture and roadmaps for the domain based on the Enterprise framework
  • Support communication of the EA framework, strategies, directives, and roadmaps
  • Support risk analysis and life cycle management for the domain part of the asset portfolios
  • Communicate, educate and govern so that our target architecture and roadmaps for the domain are followed
  • Create plans and project proposals to drive change in the domain related to architecture and IT landscape

Required skills

  • A proven strong track record of performing a similar role, with demonstrable skills of managing and delivering on architectural and security standards
  • Architecture experience (at least 5 years) in one or several functions; Infrastructure, Application, Information, Business
  • Good experience in successfully delivering within a digital environment and up-to-date digital knowledge skillset
  • Broad vision across all types of software services and consumer products including enterprise and consumer applications
  • Experience with modern development practices including DevOps, agile methodologies, microservice development, serverless, and cloud infrastructure.
  • Ability to communicate and explain complex architectures and technology to a broad audience including business owners, product managers, executive management, and software developers.
  • Strong technical background with a desire to continue learning

Personal qualities

  • Self-driven and engaged with a will to encourage people
  • A genuine interest in business with a customer focus
  • Resilient and result-driven with a persuasive, flexible, and passionate personality.
  • Detailed focus and a completer/finisher
  • A great communicator with excellent cooperation skills
  • Educated to degree level or a recognized professional qualification and appropriate certification

About Polestar

Polestar is the independent electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. In 2017, Polestar launched the Polestar 1 – a low-volume Electric Performance Hybrid GT. In 2020, the Polestar 2 was launched as the company’s first fully electric, higher volume premium car designed to compete with the Tesla Model 3. In the future, Polestar 3 will join the portfolio as a fully electric performance SUV.

At Polestar we aim to improve the society we live in by accelerating the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly dedicated individuals who share a passion for electric mobility. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves, never settling or compromising. We believe innovation is a team effort. Each component is critical to the performance of our cars, and each person working at Polestar is critical to the performance of our team. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that believe in innovation, curiosity, and creativity.

How to apply

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, please submit your CV and personal letter as soon as possible. We apply a continuous selection process and interviews will be held continuously, and the position could be filled before the application end date. Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way…

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