Open position

Lead SW Architect

Work overview

Be part of an exciting start-up on the cutting edge of technology. Sensible 4 builds the software that powers the cars of the future, today. As a lead software architect, you will be defining the architecture and design principles of our autonomous driving software stack.

You will be part of the Safety and Quality team and you will work in close co-operation with our system architects and safety engineers.  The architecture work includes defining, tracking and updating architecture description of the automated driving system and leading software architecture and design discussions with feature team SW designers.

We expect you to have a experience in SW architecture work and a willingness to share your expertise with the rest of the team. For this position you will also benefit from experience in working with safety critical complex systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining, tracking and updating architecture description of the automated driving system
  • Lead software architecture and design discussions
  • Support development of system’s software requirement specification
  • Research and interpret data, define functional design requirements and architecture
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes
  • Collaborate closely with the teams to ensure the design process is aligned with the system and software architecture

What is expected in the role:

  • Coordinating interfaces between modules
  • Handling technical diversity and performing impact analysis of emergent changes
  • Design robustness for future uncertainty due changes in operations and stakeholder needs
  • Developing the system architecture towards operational independency between modules
  • Handling asynchronous life-cycles of different software components and interfaces

What we expect from you

  • Advanced knowledge of C++ software language
  • Advanced knowledge of software architecture, design standards and modern development processes
  • Advanced level knowledge of standard systems engineering best practices in requirements development, requirements management, requirements traceability, and architecture diagrams
  • Proficient knowledge of multimodal sensor usage
  • Proficient knowledge of engineering fundamentals in software, networking, electrical, mechanical systems and system components
  • Experience from safety critical SW systems
  • Agile mindset
  • Great communication and technical organization skills

What we consider a plus

  • Knowledge about automotive and robotics control software
  • Proficient knowledge of functional safety analysis processes (HAZOP, FMEA, STPA, FTA)
  • Familiarity with ISO 26262 (Functional Safety) and ISO 21448 (SOTIF)
  • Knowlegde about Machine Learning

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work with exciting technology
  • A chance to solve challenging real-world problems and to see your design to move real vehicles
  • Learn lots about autonomous vehicles
  • Chance to take part in innovations/patenting

We will be reviewing applications in ongoing basis. We will fill the position once we find the right person.

If you have more questions please contact team lead/coach Heidi Rajala +358-400429955 or feature owner Antti Simola

Please attach your CV and a short cover letter with a salary request to your application!

Apply between 3 May 2022 and 31 May 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)

Sensible 4

About Sensible 4 

Sensible 4 is an award-winning self-driving technology company developing software for last-mile vehicles that work in all weather conditions.

We believe that the future of transportation will be shared, driverless and electric, and our mission is to take this technology to the mainstream. 

Founded in 2017, our team has grown from four founders to over 80 employees from 20 different countries. Our working language is English. 

We take a sensible approach to self-driving, and we believe this approach will make us first in the market with Level 4 shuttles for commercial use.

Sensible 4’s headquarters are in Espoo, Finland — only a 13-minute train ride from the city centre of Helsinki. 

We secured our first funding of €6 million in 2020, in our Series A round led by a Japanese VC backed by global brands such as Panasonic, Omron and Honda.

About Finland 

Finland is one of the safest and cleanest places on earth. With world-class free education, beautiful nature, and the happiest people in the world, it’s a great place to live. (

The Finnish language can be hard to learn, but fear not, almost everyone in Finland speaks English which is also our working language. Our headquarters are located in Espoo, just outside of Helsinki. There are many ways to commute to our office, by train from Helsinki central railway station (13min) or buses, which stop right outside the office building or take the city bike. 

We have four seasons in Finland, and even if the winter can be cold and dark, the summer days are long and light. The Helsinki metropolitan area offers both an urban city environment and is close to nature which allows you to experience both the archipelago and other outdoor activities as well as big city life.