Volvo Group

Data Scientist within Powertrain simulation

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Position Description

Powertrain Engineering is looking for a Data Scientist within Powertrain simulation.
Take the opportunity to join the exciting change journey Powertrain Engineering (PE) is embarking on when creating the future powertrains for our customers as well as the future working place for our employees-come join us!

This is us, your new colleagues.
We are proud product owners for components, systems as well as complete powertrains. We are accountable for the lifecycle management of our products, from advanced engineering, through product development into the maintenance phase. Most of our powertrain components are traditional combustion engines, after treatment systems, transmissions and axles, however the importance of e-mobility and combustion engines with new fuels are growing every day.
We stand in front of significant challenges – where reducing transport emitted CO2 emissions is one of the biggest.
In this position you will be part of an organization dedicated to technology as well as empowering and developing our employees. We always use customer satisfaction as the ultimate performance measurement.

Tasks in the role as Data Scientist within Powertrain simulation.
Powertrain simulation is a data-intensive task and new scripts and methods are needed to deal with more complex engines. Work will be both utilizing existing tools for data handling and modeling as well as to improve our methods and tools. The data will be collected from trucks on road or engines test cells physical and virtual.

Who are you? (Preferred knowledge/experience)
You have an interest and relevant education in mathematical algorithms. A solid understanding of physical processes within thermodynamics and energy sciences is important.
You must have a talent for handling large data quantities and sort out relevant information from noise and illustrate it in a pedagogical manner. An analytical mindset together with a talent for programming are important. Experience in working with engine simulation is meritorious but not a requirement for this position.
Programming skills in Matlab and Python are needed, and you must be able to quickly adapt to new environments such as SIMULINK, PySpark, Scikit-learn, C#, C, KNIME, SQL, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power BI, Databricks, and FORTRAN.
Suitable Education could be master’s degree in Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, Data Science, Energy sciences or similar. PhD is meritorious.

Personal Profile
We are looking for a person with a positive attitude and ability to interact and cooperate effectively. A person who have a drive to deliver results and who is interested in improving work methods will be greatly appreciated.

What can we offer?
We can offer you an exciting and global work environment with experienced colleagues which will give you valuable experience for future development within Volvo Group. We recognize the importance of valuing diversity as a key to our current and future business success. You will get the opportunity to interact with highly committed colleagues from different cultures. Teamwork, energy, passion, and respect for the individual are key values for us. We hope you will learn as much from us as we will from you.

Curious and want to know more? Please contact us! We look forward to receiving your application!
Johan Nilsson, Manager Engine Performance and Simulation (BF63110), phone +4676-9402038

Note: Due to Swedish summer vacation period applications will be reviewed after 2022-08-15. Therefore, do not expect any response before that date

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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