Careers at DEFA

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DEFA is a family-owned Norwegian technology company established in 1946, with 450 employees on three continents. For more than 75 years, we have evolved from a local family business to an international charging company, driven by the search for new links between technology and people. Our most important principle is simplicity, and while it requires more of us, it brings more value to our customers. That's how we've grown, and that's how we'll grow in the future, creating products and solutions that work for everyone, everywhere.
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Roles in Electronics & Software Development

How we work with electronics & software development

Our Shared R&D function is responsible for improvements and new developments of DEFAs digital services within three main areas: embedded firmware & IoT, cloud services and client applications (mobile/PC/web apps), that are key for our customers user experience.

The team works according to established principles such as agile, object oriented and test-driven development, with some core languages and methods, such as Docker, Kubernetes, Linux and CI/CD-systems (GitLab) and Git. With continuous focus to find new and smarter ways of working, the team is not afraid to try new technology, languages and methods in order to improve and further develop the core services, and micro-services across the platforms.

Our software developers are located in Norway and Sweden, where they share challenges, smart solutions, competence and continue to develop their skills.

Developer/Senior Developer, Backend (Norway & Sweden)

Design, develop and implement backend/cloud services software through quality coding on assigned solution platform.

You have solid competence through work experience or from the passion for coding. Our backends are mainly written in Java and other JVM based languages (Scala, Kotlin etc.), with frameworks like Spring Boot and Play. Some other technologies and keywords used and heard are REST, JSON, Node JS, PostGraphile, GraphQL, Akka, PostgreSQL. Knowledge within web/API -development and databases is welcome.

Want to know more? Please call one of our Manager Cloud Services Arild Almås Berg +47 32 06 77 00 or Patrick Anderberg +46 10 498 38 00, or just apply here.

Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo) and/or Sweden (Gothenburg)

Developer/Senior Developer, Frontend (Norway & Sweden)

Design, develop and implement frontend/client services software through quality for assigned solution platform.

You have solid competence through work experience or from the passion for coding. Our frontend coding is mainly done in JavaScirpt/TypeScript and React/Vue.js, but we also use other technologies such as React Native, Backbone-Marionette, GraphQL, Docker, Kubernetes, and GitLab CI/CD to mention some.

Want to know more? Please call our CIO Ole Christian Tvedt +47 32 06 77 00, or Manager Client applications Patrick Anderberg +46 10 498 38 00, or just apply here.

Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo) and/or Sweden (Gothenburg)

Developer/Senior Developer, Embedded (Norway)

Design, develop and implement embedded software through quality coding in close cooperation with our hardware developers.

You have solid competence through work experience or from the passion for coding. Our embedded coding is mainly done in C++, Python or Linux, but we also use other technologies such as Yocto, ZeroMQ, Bluetooth/WiFi/LTE Cat M1, Docker, Kubernetes, and GitLab CI/CD to mention some.

Want to know more? Please call our Manager Embedded firmware & IoT Kanchan Jalawadi +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here.

Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

More available roles

Test Engineer eMobility (Norway)

Planning, testing, verification and documentation of the eMobility control system products & services before and after market introduction, as part of the product development projects.

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics, Automation of similar), strong IT skills, experience with data communication (ModBus, TCP/IP), and a strong technical understanding to enable you to test, troubleshoot and support the development of our products.

You will be part of the technical eMobility team in Norway that support customers, Sales, R&D and the Product Managers.

Want to know more? Please call Project&Support Manager Truls Hulby at  +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here

Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

Support Technician eMobility (Norway, Sweden & Finland)

Secure strong technical support to electricians and installers by phone/e-mail for enquiries related to products/services, during installations and when issues arise. Professional complaints handing and feedback to R&D for product improvements.

You have education in electrical/electronics/automation, ideally as Electrician class L, or long experience with technical support. You have strong IT skills, experience with datacommunication (ModBus, TCP/IP), and a strong technical understanding and troubleshooting skills

You will be part of the technical eMobility team in Norway/Sweden/Finland that support customers, Sales, R&D and the Product Managers.

Want to know more? Please call Project&Support Manager Truls Hulby at  +47 32 06 77 00 or Technical Manager Manuel Santos at +46 10 498 38 00 , or just apply here for Norway,  here for Sweden, or here for Finland.
Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo) , Sweden (Stockholm), and Finland (Vantaa)

Customer Service (Finland)

Responsible for our in-house sales and order management, from day-to-day sales operation for all the DEFA products, answering customer enquiries, entering and tracking orders, and securing that the customer is kept up to date.

You should have relevant education within IT or as electrician, but the most important is relevant experience with customer service and/or technical/IT support. You should have strong IT skills, as well as excellent communications skills. You are structured, analytical, tenacious, independent, collaborate well, enjoy problem solving, and are passionate about creating good customer experiences.

You will be a new member of the Customer Service&Support team in FInland, and work closely with the whole Finish team.

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Location: Finland (Vantaa)

Sales Manager eMobility (Norway)

Grow sales and maximize new business opportunities in dedicated region by building strong relationships and executing on planning, designing/engineering and follow up.

You must love sales, thrive at relationship building and enjoy being a “road warrior”. With sales experience and proven sales results, ideally from the installer industry, and technical understanding, you have the tools to succees.

You will be part of the Sales & Project Engineering team for Mobility in Norway working closely with Technical, R&D and other colleagues in the sales team.

Want to know more? Please call our Sales&Operation Director eMobility Kim Kristoffersen at +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here

Location: Norway (Trondheim)

Financial Controller (Norway)

Secure professional controller activities, with special focus on Purchasing. Maintain ERP system to reflect purchase prices according to vendor agreements, report changes or variances in purchase prices, and support with monitoring and analysis of cost prices & produced items. Carry out internal audits of group companies when needed.

You have a Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Auditing, or a Bachelor degree with 1-3 years experience. You have strong understanding of ERP and BI systems, some experience from internal, financial audits, and a keen eye for details and quality focus.

You will be part of the Global Finance&Acccounting team working closely with Sourcing and other colleagues in the Finance team.

Want to know more? Please call Harald Fjærli, CFO at +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here
Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

Finance Manager DEFA AS (Norway)

Overall responsible for all activities and accounts for the Norwegian company, DEFA AS, including monthly and annual accounts, controller activities and internal financial audits. You will also be the expert for the finance systems (ERP, BI and invoicing systems)

You have a Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting with 3-5 years experience as an auditor or in an accounting department. If you have experience from a production company, this is an advantage. You have strong understanding of ERP and BI systems, some experience from internal, financial audits, and a keen eye for details and quality focus.

You will be part of the Global Finance&Acccounting team working closely with Finance Managers in the other Group companies.

Want to know more? Please call Harald Fjærli, CFO at +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here
Location: Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

Controller - CloudCharge (Sweden)

Responsible for controller activities for CloudCharge, our software solution for management and payment of EV charging with more than 40 000 charge points, and DEFA Home (cabin control). The role includes managing the revenue from the digital services in all markets (invoicing and managing customer data) and proactively suggest improvements and cost reductions.

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, and preferably some relevant experience as Finance controller. You have strong understanding of ERP and BI systems, and a keen eye for details and quality focus.

You will be part of the Global Finance&Acccounting team.

Want to know more? Please call Tobias Lundell, Finance Manager DEFA AB at +46 10 498 38 00, or just apply here
Location: Sweden (Gothenburg)

Accounting Manager DEFA OY (Finland)

Overall responsible for all activities and accounts for the Finnish company, DEFA OY, including monthly and annual accounts, controller activities and internal financial audits. You will also be the expert for the finance systems (ERP, BI and invoicing systems)

You have a Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting with 1-2 years experience as an auditor or in an accounting department. You have strong understanding of ERP and BI systems, some experience from internal, financial audits, and a keen eye for details and quality focus.

You will be part of the Global Finance&Acccounting team working closely with Finance/Accounting Managers in the other Group companies.

Want to know more? Please call Harald Fjærli, CFO at +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here
Location: Finland (Vantaa)

Supply Chain Manager Auto&Industry (Norway)

In this role you will ensure DEFA’s global operational supply chain activities meet the needs of customers within our Auto&Industry business. This includes demand planning, forecasting, purchasing, replenishment, coordinate and control order cycles, and keep systems updated. Identify and solve bottlenecks in the supply chain to minimize risk in close cooperation with key internal and external resources.

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, 2-5 years experience within supply chain in an international company, strong understanding of logistics processes and ERP systems, that enable you to work systematically with high quality in a hectic environment.

You will be part of the Global Supply Chain team working and communicating closely with colleagues at our production sites in China and Norway.

Want to know more? Please call Tore Lian, EVP Supply Chain at +47 32 06 77 00, or just apply here
Location: Norway (Slependen)

Key Account Manager North America (Canada)

Drive the Auto & Industry sales towards new and existing customers by building and following up on customer relationships in dedicated region (central Canada – MB, SK and northern ON). Identify new critical to business dealerships and establish the business ground up.

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Sales/Marketing or Technical subjects, and 3-5 years sales experience with proven sales results, ideally from the automotive industry, and technical understanding. You must love sales, thrive at relationship building and enjoy being a “road warrior”. Negotiation skills and business understanding will help you succeed and ability and desire to educate your customers is a must.

You will be part of the Canadian team working closely with the other colleagues in the team, as well as key resources at the Global Headquarters in Norway.

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Location: Canada (Winnipeg)

Head of Digital Marketing

In this new position, you will have overall responsibility for all digital marketing and help DEFA develop solutions that provide greater potential for sales to end customers. By building a motivating environment in the field, you will identify new opportunities and make us an attractive partner for our distributors and end customers.

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Location: Sweden (Stockholm) or Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

Head of Content Marketing

By developing our content marketing business, you will help us identify new opportunities that make us even more relevant and attractive to our partners and end customers. In this position, you will have overall international responsibility for conceptualization, content development and production, for all product areas.

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Location: Sweden (Stockholm) or Norway (Slependen outside Oslo)

What can we offer?

Working at DEFA

At DEFA you will meet energetic, ambitious, and skill-full employees, dedicated in their roles to deliver on our promise of simple products and solutions that work for everyone, everywhere and every time. With our strong innovation culture and technological expertise, you will have the opportunity to develop with us, connecting with different cultures, people and talents, and help drive us forward.

Our staff is located in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, UK, Canada and China, within a wide range of product areas and competence, such as: Product & service development, Software development, Solutions engineering, B2B sales, Technical & customer support, Marketing, Administration, Purchasing, Supply Chain & Logistics, IT services, Project management, Production, and more..

We are dedicated and passionate about what we do, and focus on giving our employees training, development opportunities and the possibility to grow and thrive.

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Open applications

We are always searching for people who want to join our high performing and quality focused team! If you want to connect with us, you are welcome to send an open application with CV and what type of role you would like to be considered for.

Send you application to jobs@defa.com