Head of Software Architecture (m/f/d)

Hi, Welcome to Elektrobit!

Would you like to have a job where you can influence one of the biggest industries? Do you have a vision of what the mobility of the future could look like? Then we have just the right thing for you!
Before we dive right into your concrete position of interest
We would like to introduce ourselves.

We are Elektrobit and we develop visionary embedded and connected software for the automotive industry. Day by day we work on leading-edge technologies for automated driving, new vehicle infrastructures, connected cars, and user experience that shape the future of mobility. As part of the world of top automotive brands we have been doing this with great success for more than 35 years. Our customers include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM, Volkswagen Group, Volvo, and many more and you can find our technologies in more than 600 million vehicles. We are a wholly-owned independently-operated subsidiary of Continental AG. What unites all of our over 4000 colleagues all around the world is our passion for automotive software and our unique team spirit . Together we work towards our vision of a world in which mobility causes zero fatalities, produces low emissions, and transforms your commute into quality time. Would you like to help make this vision a reality and move the world with us ?
Then we’d love to hear from you! We are seeking a highly skilled and visionary Head of Architecture (m/f/d) to lead and drive our software development efforts. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of software architecture principles, design patterns, and industry best practices. They will play a pivotal role in shaping the technological direction of our company by providing strategic leadership, guiding architectural decisions, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within the software engineering teams.

What you do

Technical Vision and Strategy
Create software architecture that enable and implement our «Software Defined Mobility» vision.
Articulate and communicate the company’s software architecture strategy, ensuring alignment across teams.
Collaborate closely with Product Management to translate business needs and customer requirements into actionable technical and architectural solutions.

Architecture Development and Management
Design and oversee the implementation of high-quality architectural solutions, guiding R&D teams through the change process effectively.
Define, monitor, and adapt software architecture solutions across the entire EB product portfolio, promoting consistency and innovation.
Prioritize safety, security, and reliability considerations throughout the development lifecycle, ensuring robust and dependable products.

Collaboration and Outreach
Coach, mentor, and guide software engineers and team members, fostering their growth and professional development.
Stay well-informed about emerging technologies and scientific advancements that impact the product organization, infusing innovation into our strategies.
Represent EB at technology forums and conferences, contributing to thought leadership and expanding the organization’s visibility in the industry.

What you bring

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
Proven experience (10+ years) in a software architecture role, with a track record of successfully leading architectural initiatives and managing a team.
Expertise in embedded systems with a sound knowledge in the safety and security domains.
In-depth knowledge of software architecture principles, design patterns, and architectural paradigms.
Excellent knowledge of Software Defined Vehicle concepts and of the relevant automotive standards (e. g. Automotive SPICE, ISO 26262, …).
Sound and operative knowledge of agile software development and DevOps methodologies
Strong proficiency in multiple programming languages and technologies, with the ability to make informed decisions about technology stacks.
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with a focus on finding innovative solutions to complex technical challenges.
You are an inspiring storyteller with strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
Strong leadership, mentoring, and team-building abilities.
Previous experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams and managing stakeholder relationships.
First-rate verbal and written communication skills in English.

Look forward to

Working on exciting and future-oriented projects , together with best-in-class colleagues.

Benefiting from our international collaborations and our multicultural and diverse #teamElektrobit, there’s so much we learn from each other.

Having a job that fits to your life through access to mobile work, flextime without core hours and tailored work time models such as part-time work. Let’s have a chat about what suits you and us best.

Enjoying an informal working environment throughout the company with no dress code.

Being part of a team where we believe in each other, care for each other, and can rely on each other. Regular team and sport events strengthen our team spirit even further.

Continuously learning and building your skill set with first-class development opportunities, e.g. through unlimited access to the e-learning platform Udemy and our extensive know-how.

Profiting from a generously subsidized company pension plan and capital-forming benefits .

Reach out to us

Are you our new Head of Architecture (m/w/d)? Then apply in no time via our job portal. What we need is your CV and you can import your résumé data automatically. Do you have any questions? Isabel Raiser will be happy to answer them. Please call him/her on +49 9131-7701-7060.
Check out our website https://www.elektrobit.com/careers/ for more information on working at Elektrobit.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
At Elektrobit, we celebrate diversity. Your ethnic origin, gender, religion or world view, disability, age, or sexual identity do not matter to us. The only important thing is that you fit in with us and are passionate about automotive software.