We develop HTML5-based applications for employees to support, for example, the administration of business flight orders, language courses, etc. Our ambition is to make all these applications simple, intuitive, user-friendly, uniform and fast. HTML5 technology makes it possible to adapt such applications for touchscreen devices.
Make your dream come true – are you looking for a job in IT?
Come and join ŠKODA AUTO, one of the Czech Republic's most popular employers. IT is one of our key areas of focus. Sophisticated information and computing systems control most of the company's operations, from new-model development to part & component production, final assembly, logistics, sales and aftersales customer care. Plus, of course, they are used extensively by all our internal service departments. In line with the company's strategy of further growth, the IT Division is looking to expand its team of specialists, as well as to offer some brand new IT posts.
IT for Production & Logistics
We develop and support systems required in vehicle & component production and logistics systems designed to optimise transport operations and deliveries of parts, components and new vehicles. We cooperate with our colleagues and partners across ŠKODA AUTO's domestic and foreign-based plants, as well as with the IT group at VW.
IT for Research & Development
High Performance Computing specialists are responsible for the operation and further development of a supercomputer that Technological Development designers use for various calculations and simulations. Other areas of focus include development of applications for vehicles' onboard computers, and CAD/CAM systems (including saving of data to PDM systems).
IT for Sales & Marketing
Our responsibilities include all IT operations required in connection with marketing, sales, aftersales support and spare part deliveries worldwide, development of B2C, B2B and B2E systems (such as web and portal solutions, mobile apps, car configurators, etc.) and a variety of other IT projects.
IT in Administration
The VW Group's SAP Competence Centre is responsible for the development, implementation and support of information systems and applications for the VW Group's management and support processes. In addition to information technologies focused on SAP, we develop in-house applications for mobile devices..
The IT Services Department is responsible for trouble-free operation of the aforementioned processes and operations, as well as for end-devices used by our employees, the company's infrastructure, middleware products and user support (ServiceDesk). The IT Services' Exhibition Core Team provides IT support at exhibitions, trade fairs, media events and management conferences; in connection with these responsibilities, the team members annually spend an average of 98 days outside the Czech Republic.
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Projects - what we work on
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Virtual studios are used for simulations of part & component installations into new vehicles and for final tests performed to check whether the parts concerned can be fitted to vehicles in line with the proposed assembly workflow and in compliance with relevant legislation, including ergonomic and safety regulations. The tests take the form of virtual operations, as well as real installations of parts produced on manufacturing equipment. In the event of a collision the part is scanned and compared to 3D design data in the studio, the objective being to identify the root cause and eliminate such discrepancy before the launch of series production. Virtual assembly operations are usually performed in commercial software, and in some cases our IT staff members directly participate in developing such software. ŠKODA currently has four virtual studios (including at the stage of prearrangements).
Our eleven-strong HPC team is responsible for the operation and further development of a supercomputer that (primarily) ŠKODA AUTO Technological Development designers use for various calculations and simulations required in developing new vehicles. Results achieved without the necessity to build a prototype and perform a series of non-destructive measurements generate substantial savings, and not only in terms of prototype development and testing. Everyday responsibilities of the HPC team include close cooperation and communication with developers, preparation of computing environments, as well as continuous development of the Computing Centre using state-of-the-art hardware and software. Growing volumes of data place great demands on time savings in data handling processes (parallelisation of transmissions, use of data previously employed in other tasks, selective synchronisation of high-importance data, etc.).
We are developing an editing system for ŠKODA AUTO's global web presentations (so-called K2). Our task is to create a full-fledged, attractive solution to suit all markets of ŠKODA AUTO's presence and we are gradually migrating to a new, responsive version (K2NG).
Our website is interlinked with an online car configurator, and the responsibility for its maintenance and for the administration of the configurator data lies with several teams across the company's structure. We take pride in ensuring that whatever we "return" to customers is a relevant product, i.e. a producible vehicle. In 2013 our configurator won a benchmark test run by auto motor sport magazine, and we hope to see this success story continue.
The ever-growing need to use state-of-the-art IT technologies and systems in supporting and managing new-vehicle development and production processes increases the demands placed on the capacity, reliability and energy efficiency of data centres. In response to these circumstances, ŠKODA AUTO opened a new modular data centre in Mladá Boleslav (main production site) in 2012. The site is currently one of the Czech Republic's biggest data centres - two rooms of a total area of 520 m2 house 192 standard racks and 2,500 servers with over 20,000 processor cores. The data centre's installed power and cooling capacities are 2 x 3.4 MW and 1,800 kW, respectively.
"What I like most about my work is that it is fulfilling and that it provides enough space for people's opinions, open discussions and new solutions. We are on the threshold of the "digitisation" era, we have fresh-thinking management and a great team, and I believe these are some of the reasons why the role of IT is becoming increasingly important in terms of ŠKODA AUTO's further growth".
"We have access to the latest industry information, and the company is very open to our requirements in terms of further education and qualification. For example, it is never a problem to take some training or attend some conference I am interested in".
"I am responsible for analysing VW solutions and implementing them at ŠKODA AUTO. What I like about this work is that it is challenging and also that it gives me an opportunity to use my foreign language skills extensively every day".
"My responsibilities involve growth strategies for our computing environment, as well as development work on this environment, which is actually what takes most of my time. I appreciate the opportunity to do programming work, as well as to design many of the required solutions together with other team members - that is exactly the type of work I like and I wanted to do!“.
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If you profile meets the requirements for the post concerned, our Recruitment Centre will send you an invitation to a personal or telephone job interview. Further, you will receive a link to an online foreign-language test (English and/or German) and a personality questionnaire.
Take part in the staff selection process
The next step is a personal interview with a Recruitment Centre staff member. If the result is positive, you will be invited to Round 2 of the selection process, where you will meet your potential boss. The objective of this interview is to make you familiar with the responsibilities of the respective Department and the employment terms and conditions. In some cases, primarily in connection with management-level posts, the selection process may consist of more rounds.
Complete the employment formalities
After successfully completing the selection process, you will be required to complete a series of formalities in connection with the start of your employment at ŠKODA AUTO. Your guide and advisor throughout this process will be the Welcome Portal - you can find all necessary information there.
Welcome to ŠKODA AUTO IT!
We hope you will enjoy your cooperation with us.
ARE YOU STILL A UNIVERSITY STUDENT?
General information for university students is provided through the ŠKODA Career web presentation. Students can gain experience e.g. in internship, scholarship and PhD student programmes. You can apply from any university; however, we cooperate primarily with the following universities in the IT area: