Autonomous Vehicles Professional

Dec 12
Job category:
Research & Development
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Autonomous driving and operation? Machine learning? Machine vision? We are currently looking for an innovative and committed Autonomous Vehicles Professional to join our Technology Program R&D team and build the future of mining with AutoMine®. AutoMine® product family is world leading suite for autonomous mining solutions. With these cutting-edge technologies, including agile software development, machine vision and artificial intelligence, we at Sandvik are revolutionizing underground mining operations and processes.

You will join a team of highly qualified product and software development professionals and your job includes a high degree of collaboration with the team and stakeholders. This position reports to the Head of Automation Technology Programs in Strategic Offering unit. The position is based in Tampere, Finland.

Your role will concentrate on system engineering level duties, designing the automation systems and integrations to vehicle control systems and other intelligent systems like supervisory and safety systems. You will design and implement embedded and distributed control systems on heavy-duty mobile machinery. You work on both high-level autonomy and on a low-level base machine interface design and development. You will utilize your prior background in software developed in designing these new solutions and integrations to the existing offering. Your role will also require hands-on attitude to support the testing team while the new solutions designed by you are either on simulation or in the real mine environments.

Your background and what we find important

We are looking for a person:

  • experienced with embedded and distributed control system design and implementation
  • knowledge or strong interest in heavy-duty wheeled mobile robotics
  • experience on hardware-in-the-loop simulation for highly modular autonomous systems
  • capable of problem solving and winning challenging tasks
  • not afraid committing to targets and ask for help when needed
  • approaching solutions with innovative thinking and optimal utilization of available frameworks
  • understanding the relation between automation and software development

You have a relevant technical education (e.g., Bachelor or Master of Science) and prior experience with automation or software development in international business environment – or you can show your motivation and competence even with limited prior experience. Experience with autonomous mobile equipment or vehicles is a great advantage. You can specify, plan and document your ideas and you have a proactive systematic and structured way of working. You are fluent in Finnish and English and you have several years’ experience in delivering technically advanced complex projects and in both project and people management.

You can establish strong professional relationships directly with relevant stakeholders and communicate with them at all levels. You understand wider business needs and find innovative solutions to complex problems. You can work proactively and systematically in a fast-changing business environment with a strong success focus. You have willingness to travel internationally.

We offer you excellent opportunities to further develop your expertise with our top quality, high-tech products and to acquire international experience in a global business environment. At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers. We have an inclusive company culture where our values are Innovation, Fair Play, Customer Focus and Passion to Win. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn, Facebook and We Make the Shift - Advancing the World through Engineering to get to know us better.

Business Unit Automation is driving an exciting and revolutionary transformation in the mining industry. This industry is going totally digital, which has a radical impact on our customers’ way of thinking and the way they run their businesses. Sandvik is the global market leader in this area, offering cutting edge digital products and solutions for its customers worldwide. Our offering includes the AutoMine® product family, which provides solutions for fully automated and robotic mining technologies for underground and surface mining. We also have the best-in-class software solution, OptiMine®, for process optimization and analytics. It creates full-process transparency and control of mining operations including, real time 3D-graphics based process control, artificial intelligence and predictive data analytics technologies.

Contact Information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Olli Snellman, Head of Automation Technology Programs, Strategic Offering, or tel. +358 445990279 (on Mondays at 16-16.30 pm, EET).

For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact Sandvik’s HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (at 8-16 EET).


We will be reviewing applications as per submitted, so send your application and CV including your salary request as soon as possible, no later than Sunday 12th December 2021.

Read about Sandvik and apply at If you wish to add a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.

Job ID: R0034483

About us

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.

Deadline: Dec 12
Job-ID: R0034483

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