Volta Trucks, a hypergrowth European Electric Truck Manufacturer, is looking for a Lead Software Platform Engineer to join our Electrical - Architecture & Software department. This is a hybrid role split between our head offices in Reading and Warwick as well as remote working.

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious scale-up where you will have the opportunity to lead the successful development of software platforms for a vehicle product.

What you will do

You will be instrumental in all aspects of technical leadership and decision making to be the responsible person for the timely development of software platforms of the on vehicle EE Architecture. Reporting to the Chief Engineer for EE Architecture and Software you will be working with the teams who design, implement and validate the EE architecture, to provide a combination of technical guidance and program management. You will be person who looks at into the detail of all issues with a view to keeping the overall program on track across multiple platforms, by making informed technical decisions to set the correct direction for others to follow. Being self-motivated and a confident, enthusiastic communicator and having a strong technical background will be essential.

  • Overall responsibility for leading the successful delivery of the vehicle software platforms, containing 50+ ECU’s, 100’s or sensors/actuators which are designed, implemented and validated by the wider team.
  • Managing the timing of the overall development cycle of a platform, from requirements release, to supplier software delivery, and validation tests and a successful release to the relevant users.
  • Managing internal or external suppliers to deliver the software on time to each platform, and where required engaging on technical issues to make informed decisions on whether a platform delay vs a deferred implementation is recommended.
  • Managing the validation is correctly prioritising an achieve the amount of test coverage required to allow for a software platform to be released.
  • Daily technical decision making by considering input from various contributors and assessing the direction you need the software platform to take, you will be responsible for the final decision of prioritisation on all issues.
  • Governance of issues raised to prioritise and allocate solutions to the correct platforms to achieve the successful deployment of each platform to its stakeholders.

We would like you to have

  • Degree in a related electrical or electronic engineering topic.
  • Significant experience within automotive or other embedded products, including systems engineering requirements, Software engineering and validation of embedded software.
  • Proven project management experience and leadership of a cross functional team, with demonstrable responsibility to the successful outcome of the projects you led.
  • Ideally experience with task management tools (JIRA) and Confluence

Our culture and Valued Behaviours

  • We are a scale-up, so structures and processes can be new and constantly evolving.
  • We are a diverse business, from many nationalities and backgrounds.
  • We really value our people. We have a flexible & remote work environment and a great benefits package & pension scheme.
  • You will have a genuine opportunity to make an impact on the business and society as a whole.
  • You should closely share our values of safety, sustainability, and electrification.
  • Be adaptable, resilient, and open to change

About us

Urban delivery is currently one of the most polluting activities in our cities. Traditional diesel trucks continue to pollute the air, and cause health and safety challenges to residents, while bringing necessary goods into city centres, because there hasn’t been an alternative. Until now.

Volta Trucks has developed the first ground-up full-electric commercial vehicle, paired with an innovative and highly disruptive business model. Founded in 2019, and having raised €300M of funding to date, we are bringing the full-electric Volta Zero to market at industry-leading pace and scale to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.