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Database engineer

When developing our world leading algorithms for the automotive industry, Zenseact sets tough requirements on data quality. Are you the one contributing to this vital task that the team has?

What you will do

When developing our world leading algorithms for the automotive industry, Zenseact sets tough requirements on data quality. To detect the surroundings of the car with high accuracy we use many different sensors including high-resolution cameras, radars, LiDARs, ultrasonic sensors and positioning systems. The data rates generated by these sensors reaches over 15 Gbit/s which quickly accumulates to petabytes of data divided over millions of files. In order to be able to navigate in and generate value from this huge dataset we need to be experts in database management.

You will join a team that works on data pipelines, data indexing and metadata extraction using a mix of in-house software and commercial hardware and software.

Your daily tasks will comprise of:

  • Database configuration and schema design
  • Analysing database performance and usage
  • Collaborating with other team to maintain and enhance the performance of existing database
  • Take part in design discussions within the team and review your colleagues code


Required skills

  • Knowledge of best practices in database management
  • In-depth knowledge of data manipulation languages, e.g SQL
  • Python programming skills
  • Relevant university degree, for example, MSc in Computer Science is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree with some years of successful working experience is of interest

Who are you?

  • Are outgoing, open and self-driven
  • Have good communication skills and contribute to solving problems, both within your team and with other teams
  • Enjoy working in a team based organisation - collaboration skills, sense of responsibly and willingness to share knowledge and experiences is of importance

It is not a requirement but nice if you have:

  • Experience of PostgreSQL database administration
  • Experienced of containerised software
  • High-Performance Computing experience

How do we work?

Flexible-remote way of working: Zenseact has a flexible and modern approach, thus is happy to offer to its employees the possibility for a combination of work at the office and from home. This doesn't include fully remote work from outside Sweden/China.

More about Zenseact

Zenseact’s purpose is to make safe and intelligent mobility real, for everyone, everywhere. We develop the complete software stack for ADAS and AD, from sensing to actuation. Our focus is to build a single cutting-edge software platform in order to serve various levels of autonomy and offer unequaled scalability at the same time. We operate out of Gothenburg, Sweden and Shanghai, China. Zenseact’s first self-driving deployment will be launched on the next-generation vehicle platform from Volvo Cars.


Self-driving cars, when real, is estimated to reduce fatal car accidents with more than 85%, saving more than 50,000 persons from dying in car accidents caused by human errors each year. We feel that is a goal worth pursuing.


But technology, software, tools and datasets would not mean much without the best people behind the wheel to drive them. At Zenseact, some five hundred of the best engineering minds globally, stationed across two continents, are collaborating with the same passion: to bring autonomous driving to the streets for real and create a safer journey for everyone. This is part of our culture and how we work, develop and grow together.

Zenseact works proactively to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, where individual differences are appreciated and respected. To drive innovation we see diversity as an asset, which means we value and respect differences in gender, race, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age etc.


Interviews are held on a continuous basis, so we highly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Hybrid remote

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Lindholmspiren 2
417 56 Göteborg Directions View page

Making safe and intelligent mobility real.

At Zenseact, we lead the global movement of crafting tomorrow's mobility with the software platform of choice. Our mission is to “Make safe and intelligent mobility real, for everyone, everywhere”. This statement marks our conviction and dedication to bring autonomous driving out on the streets for real and is at the center of everything we do.

We could not dream of achieving this without our great teams of very talented people. We are on this journey together and our agile way of working is reflected throughout our entire organization; it is part of our culture and how we work, develop and grow together.


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