Computer Vision Engineer - Northvolt


Multiple locations, Sweden

Hybrid Remote




Northvolt is a Swedish battery developer and manufacturer, specialising in lithium-ion technology for electric vehicles.

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity to join our in-house Vision team. As a Computer Vision Engineer your focus will be on developing a novel solution to improve the existing Computer Vision pipelines and integration of camera SDKs provided by our suppliers to the existing software stack.

You will collaborate with a cross-functional group of experts from automation, control, materials flow, factory design, software engineering, and machine learning. Together, we will design and implement software systems that enable a highly automated production process. Additionally, you will collect complete data from both manufacturing and battery systems and develop innovative applications that optimize our processes and products.

This is a greenfield project in a complex field, which requires a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We believe you are a person who is highly motivated by solving problems and taking pride in your area of expertise.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • You will build and employ a variety of tools for visualizing, debugging, and validating various layers in the vision pipeline.
  • You will compose algorithms to process massive amounts of manufacturing data for inline and offline processing.
  • Develop, test, and deploy state of the art software systems for automation, data collection and machine learning applications
  • Test, install, validate, and improve camera systems in the factory
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional group of experts across the company to make sure we build the right things together for the right reasons
  • Keep up with the state of the art in software, distributed systems, and engineering processes, as well as develop more domain knowledge in related areas (among others, automation, battery manufacturing and connectivity)
  • Develop software that runs on hundreds of cameras in the factory as well as quick prototyping on one-off solution using rapid prototyping

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious, and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work every day across our R&D labs and factories. Our organization values are great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are a sense of quality, friendliness, grit, and a sense of humor.

Skills & Requirements

Skills & Requirements:

  • 5+ years of industry experience writing production-level C/C++, Python, or Go.
  • Experience with real-time systems and generic programming are highly desirable.
  • Experience with computer vision projects, OpenCV library.
  • Ability to write, maintain and ship low level camera driver code (C++, Go)
  • Strong knowledge in industrial optics, lighting, and image generation
  • Strong mathematical fundamentals, including linear algebra, vector calculus, probability, and statistics.
  • Basic Git knowledge: creating and merging branches, cherry-picking commits, examining the diff between two hashes. More advanced Git usage is a plus

Good to Have:

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • Experience with linescan cameras
  • General understanding of battery production process
  • Some experience with databases (DynamoDB, SQL) and tools