Software Supplier Quality Engineer in Greensboro at Volvo Group

Date Posted: 7/3/2021

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Job Description

The transport industry is developing at a higher pace than ever before, and we at Volvo Group want to shape the future of transportation. Our long-term ambitions are clear: We will become 100% fossil free, 100% safe, and 100% more productive. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Volvo Group

If you like external contacts, traveling to meet people, and working in a cross-functional team then this is an opportunity for you. The Supplier Quality & Delivery department, belonging to the Purchasing organization within Volvo Trucks, is driving the global supplier base towards premium automotive quality standards. Our department is responsible for continuously improving the supplier base and the quality of purchased parts, and we are now hiring a Software Supplier Quality Engineer with a focus on Electro-mobility Vehicles!


We will be a group of three people based in Greensboro, North Carolina and we assure the quality & supplier capacity of electro-mobility components. This is a team with openness, high spirit, and willingness to share with colleagues. We believe that the best results are achieved together while having fun! Are you like us and want to join the journey to a fossil free environment? Then this might be just the perfect role for you.


The job as a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is many times challenging and often rewarding. As an Advanced Product Quality Planning (SW-APQP) ambassador you will during the projects be involved in everything from product development to quality assurance of the production lines on-site at your suppliers. You will also take part in sourcing activities such as evaluating the supplier’s development capability. You will be a key person in software product development in assuring the software development and quality requirements and will be part of solving quality issues & continuous improvement. Because of successful APQP work and preventive supplier quality activities, you will sign off on the supplier PPAP allowing production to start at the supplier.

  • Monitor the quality of development and industrialization of new products at Volvo Group suppliers
  • Secure that suppliers are delivering according to projects specifications and time plans. You also secure that the supplier can produce the software/parts according to the specification with the correct and sustainable quality level. In the case of a supplier-caused problem during the development stages, you are entitled to demand an improvement plan to secure successful implementations
  • During sourcing phases, provide relevant supplier facts as a base for the sourcing cases. You are also an interface between our operation plants and the suppliers during running production and you will, together with our plants, minimize disturbance by steering improvements and ensuring solid actions at suppliers
You are a key person to solve customer issues when root cause is supplier-manufacturing process. The job involves a lot of challenges and problem solving, but also a great amount of development, reward and excitement!


Now you know a little bit about us. We would also like describe who we think we image you to be! We believe that you have an eye for details but also a good general understanding of the situation, being able to make risk assessments and focus on the right areas. You are also a good communicator and a multicultural team player, both internally at Volvo but also towards supplier management teams since communicating and working with others is what this job is about. Travel is large part of your daily life and you will meet and see suppliers in these new technologies. Of course you enjoy the travels and are self-dependent during most of your travel and you like to come to new places and meet new people. Sometimes you will have the opportunity to travel to 3 or 4 places per month, even more. So, we believe it’s important that you like exploring and seeing different places in this position.

  • 5+ years of software development or validation experience within the automotive industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or computer science
  • Strong communication skills towards key stakeholders
  • Developed project management skills
  • Good English communication skills, orally and in writing

If you thrive in a passionate environment for quality and find energy in facing new challenges to solve with suppliers, then this is the job for you. Come join us in developing the future of electro-mobility!