Software Configuration and release manager

Posted 3 weeks ago by Daniel Fransson
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Job Description

SWECS DevOps, automated Configuration- and Release management

Intro / Who are We

We envision that our friends, families, and children are transported in a personal, sustainable, and safe way. To reach this, we build a self-driving, fully electric, connected and super safe Volvo Car. The amount of software in our future vehicles is by far exceeding many other software critical products and businesses.
We tend to see the future cars as a computer, a “Core System”, on wheels. To orchestrate such a huge software-centric system, we need a computer that is powerful enough to carry all features from control loops to AI/Machine Learning capabilities. We need a software architecture that enables us to utilize the hardware and to support a fast-moving organization and development. In addition, we are in a transformation with our products and our company to become more of a software-driven company. Our strategic and operational work on our SW & Electronics Core System plays an important role in enabling this transformation.

In this quest of pushing the boundaries we need people with competence and knowhow within development of complex Software and Embedded System.

About us – SW & Electronics Core System (ART SWECS)
In the execution of our development strategy, there is a need of a focus on balancing and securing the system characteristics for the Core System with all applications (i.e. “SW-on-HW Core System”). The distributed way of working will stress the need of centralized guidance and quality assurance.

This centralized guidance is hosted and driven from SW & Electronics Core System (ART SWECS) with the main tasks of:

• Set, guide, drive and guard the coherence to the Strategies & Architecture ensuring the Core System quality and performance.
• Manage and balance shared Core System resources.
• Ensure integration, test, trouble shooting and optimization for the shared Core System resources.
• Run release- and life cycle management.

To support this, the structural/organizational setup will initially have 3 types of teams. One in each of the areas Architecture, Integration and Release, each led by one PO and coached by a Scrum master. The manning of those teams is handled by a Team Manager.

What you’ll do
Working with Configuration and Release you will be responsible of and manage the complete software delivery life cycle of the Core System product, tracking the testing- and deployment- stage and work closely with the application development team, testing team and production team.
You will, hands-on, create the release of the software used in the car through CR/ÄO-handling and release notes.
This includes working closely with the teams, safeguarding the release by driving the scheduling and planning phase, to the deployment phase through the development and testing phases.
You will be the guardian of variant handling and branching strategies covering development-, integration- and release-tracks., including communication and coordination between teams outside the ART.
Continuously you will work with improvements in the methodologies used for release and configuration management to support the development of software (Requirement -? Coding -?testing -? Release).

You and your skills
You have a M. Sc in Electrical, Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar relevant experience. Relevant experience and understanding of Software Development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CD/CI) and experience within DevOps- and Agile- methodologies. This includes good understanding of application infrastructure, system architecture, test methods and operating system as well as familiarity with related tools as Git, Jenkins, etc.

As being part of the team orchestrating the activities you need to have the skills required within project- and team management to make the communication and the coordination between different teams to go easy.

A strong technical background within SW development and DevOps or proven ability to work with implementation and deployment as per a release schedule.
Experience in working with release and included activities of safety-related systems (FUSA A and above) and experience working with related tools as Gi, Jenkins, etc.
Experience from where you have leveraged the power of release and configuration management tending to aspects as future content, timing, variants, fault handling, etc.