With the Electric Software Hub software factory, Mercedes-Benz is opening a new software factory in Sindelfingen and is looking for personnel for it. Around 3,000 software developers are to be recruited.
Electric Software Hub by Mercedes-Benz looking for personnel
Nearly 1,100 employees are already working on the electric and digital future of Mercedes-Benz at the Electric Software Hub in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart. But there are to be significantly more. Already, more than 200 million euros have been invested in the software factory, according to the company communicates. The facility will bundle numerous software, hardware, system integration and testing functions under one roof.
Around 1,000 additional new positions for software developers will also be created on site. “Up to 2,000 additional jobs are currently being added in the global R&D network,” the company writes further.
In any case, there is plenty of space. The Electric Software Hub has 70,000 square meters of space, distributed over eight levels. Here, all steps in the conception to the completion of the software are carried out on site. “From top to bottom – from code to product – software and hardware flow further and further into the vehicle until they are integrated into vehicle prototypes on the lower surfaces,” reveals Mercedes-Benz.
Around 1,100 experts from 19 cross-functional departments work closely together here. This is intended to improve both the speed and quality of the integration processes.
“The Electric Software Hub is an epicenter of our research and development and at the same time closely networked with the global production sites. This is where key aspects of the future of Mercedes-Benz become reality – especially our own MB.OS operating system. Cars are among the most complex products of all,” says Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Technology Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.
The Electric Software Hub in detail
78 x 133 x 39 meters occupies the Electric Software Hub and thus comes to a total area of about 70,000 m². The workshop alone already takes up 14,349 m² and also includes 333 vehicle parking spaces. There are also 12,264 square meters of offices, 2,089 square meters of test benches and 2,292 square meters of laboratories. In total, the building comprises eight user floors and a basement.
Around 1,100 employees currently work in the building, although at full capacity there is room for 1,554 employees. “There are ideal conditions for the Mercedes-Benz me@work approach: there is no separation between workshops, laboratories and offices. Lots of glass, modular premises and an open architecture enable joint working without spatial boundaries,” writes Mercedes-Benz.
From software development to integration and extensive component and system testing, everything here goes hand in hand. In the end, the findings and developments are transferred to the Research and Development department (R&D) and flow directly into the manufacturer’s global production network as finished solutions. In the process, Mercedes-Benz intends to drive forward its own efforts to offer only fully electric vehicles from 2025.