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Python Team Leader
Volvo Group

Python Team Leader

Volvo Group
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Volvo Group

Volvo Group

Digital solutions are becoming key for the Volvo Group's operations. The solutions and emerging technologies provided by Digital & IT Department enable our customers and their customers to do more with less, better for others & best for the future. Together we shape the world we want to live in.

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If you’re a passionate, progressive Python expert, come and lead some of the brightest people as they search for solutions to enable a smarter, safer and more sustainable transport and infrastructure industry.


As Python Team Leader (named Python Chapter Lead at our organization) you are a technically skilled domain expert with the additional responsibility as line manager. You will contribute to common ways of working across the Software Engineering Chapter through methods and best practices according to standards, technologies, and trends. Your main responsibility, beside coding, will be to lead and manage a team of Python engineers at your location.

We are experiencing the greatest shift in the history of transport and infrastructure. Tomorrow’s vehicles and construction equipment are electric, connected and autonomous, increasing safety and reducing environmental impact. With more than 1 million connected vehicles, Volvo Group is at the forefront of this evolution. Our ambition for 2030 is to be 100% safe, fossil-free and more productive, and to have 50% of revenues coming from areas other than our physical products. The shift is here, are you in? 

Drive our digital transformation 

We are on an exciting journey within Volvo Group Digital & IT. Digital Delivery is a new function within the Volvo Group Digital & IT that aims to identify and execute on new digital initiatives and modernize existing solutions across the Volvo Group brands. With a new product-centric operating model and modern technology architecture we create digital products that are profitable, scalable and differentiated. We use a cross functional approach to work on product design and deliveries that improves business performance and creates value for the entire Volvo Group.

Here you will lead a team of software engineers who learn continuously and embrace change to stay ahead.

What you will do

As Python Team Leader (Python Chapter Lead) you are a technically skilled domain expert with the additional responsibility as line manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop and attract a team of talented Python engineers, supporting their personal growth and challenges on assignments
  • Develop and execute the competence strategy for Python engineers within your team, meeting with chapter members to discuss and drive excellence in areas such as best practices, frameworks and tools 
  • Manage capacity planning, ensuring short and long-term competence and capacity of the Python software engineers
  • Work with stakeholders across the Volvo Group to be in line with changing business needs 
  • Secure external input and best practice sharing in the community
  • Secure agile ways of working
  • Be involved in day-to-day working in delivery or product teams or contributing to an assignment 
  • Balance your time between line manager and team member

You will be part of the Software Engineering Leadership Team and report to one of the Chapter Area Leads.

Who are you?

You are a passionate, professional and progressive leader with eyes on the horizon and feet on the ground. As a Team Leader you should enjoy building and motivating high performing teams and actively participate in strategy and execution. You should act as a role model for leaders and individual engineers as we develop Python domain and community


You need to have several years of experience as a practitioner (SW Engineer) and be a technical expert in the Python domain. Demonstrated leadership qualities to coach people or a few years´ experience of leading people, preferably in the Python Domain is also crucial. Working with agile methodologies comes naturally to you. 

Other skills:

  • Knowledge of software design and software architecture would be an asset, as well being familiar with topics such as automated deployment processes (CI/CD) and Microservices 
  • Experience with API, user authentication/authorization and integrations 
  • Unit testing, TDD 
  • Experience with Cloud programming and Docker containers 
  • Relevant University degree or similar
  • Excellent proficiency in English is a requirement 

What's in it for you?

  • Employment contract and flexible working hours
  • Impact on the development of crucial products of the premium brand on a global scale
  • Collaborative environment in Swedish organizational culture, participation in international projects
  • Steep learning curve with a state-of-the-art and individualized training program
  • Clear career path & extensive development opportunities such as mentoring or coaching programs, conferences
  • Unlimited access to learning including Azure Academy, Pluralsight, Udemy, Volvo University and many more
  • Social and sport clubs (Volvo Communities and Volvo Leagues), charity actions
  • Work-life balance: we make sure you enjoy quality time away from work
  • Financial bonuses: annual, for holidays, as a referral system and rewards for additional contributions and many more.