Over the next three years, the Volkswagen Group is going to recruit specialists from various domains, including the gaming industry.
After inaugurating the Digital Lab in Berlin a couple of months ago, VW is taking further steps to strengthen its IT force by planning to hire more than 1,000 specialists in the Information Technology domain. Some are going to be recruited from the gaming industry, while others will come from high-tech sectors and top-level research.
Half of them are going to be employed at the main IT organization at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Part of the newly recruited workforce will perform its duties at the IT labs in Berlin, Munich, and Wolfsburg where the highly trained staff will apply its expertise in the following fields: connectivity, Industry 4.0, big data, the Internet of things, virtual reality, and mobility services.
In a statement made by Dr. Karlheinz Blessing, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group responsible for Human Resources:
“People who want to shape the future of mobility are coming to Volkswagen. We are tackling the major challenges of the future with the best people: digitalization, software development, E-mobility, autonomous driving and mobility services. For these fields, we are reinforcing our team with top-class experts.”
These future employees will join VW’s recently hired new personnel ranging from AI research workers and design thinking experts to level designers and robotics experts.
It seems VW is ready to put the messy Dieselgate behind it and move forward by investing in the future, one that should bring us tech-heavy cars with a plethora of clever systems developed to make our lives easier behind the wheel. The company’s best-selling model ever, the Golf, is already jam-packed with technology in the recently facelifted guise. Relevant examples include the all-digital 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster and even a semi-autonomous driving system working at speeds of up to 60 kph / 37 mph part of the optional Traffic Jam Assist.
Volkswagen Digital Lab in Berlin
From the gaming industry and top-level research: More than 1,000 international IT experts are to join Volkswagen
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The Volkswagen Group is reinforcing its team with highly qualified IT specialists and strongly expanding its know-how in the fields of artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity. For these tasks, Volkswagen is increasingly recruiting highly qualified lateral entrants from a variety of high-tech sectors, the gaming industry and top-level research. In the next three years alone, the Group will be securing the services of more than 1,000 IT experts.
Dr. Karlheinz Blessing, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group responsible for Human Resources, says: "people who want to shape the future of mobility are coming to Volkswagen. We are tackling the major challenges of the future with the best people: digitalization, software development, E-mobility, autonomous driving and mobility services. For these fields, we are reinforcing our team with top-class experts."
Over the next three years, the Volkswagen Group is recruiting more than 1,000 IT specialists; half of these people will be employed in Wolfsburg. They will work in the core IT organization at the company's headquarters as well as in IT labs in Wolfsburg, Berlin and Munich. These labs are creating new solutions in the fields of big data, Industry 4.0, the Internet of things, connectivity, mobility services and virtual reality.
Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of the Volkswagen Group, says: "The tasks we face are more varied and interesting than ever before. In the global mobility group Volkswagen, IT means: international cooperation, versatile working in fast, creative teams and the most advanced technology. In brief: nowhere is IT more exciting than at Volkswagen."
Over the past few months, Volkswagen Group IT has already recruited highly specialized lateral entrants from a variety of sectors and countries – including robotics experts, level designers, design thinking experts, and AI research workers. These new employees are working in units such as the Virtual Engineering Lab, the Data Lab, the Smart Production Lab, the Ideation Hub or Group IT in Wolfsburg