German automaker Audi is expanding its software expertise with the addition of around 400 new IT positions. The move is part of the company’s plan to increase its digitalization efforts and accelerate the development of software-based vehicle features.
In a press release, Audi stated that the new hires will focus on areas such as cloud services, big data, artificial intelligence, and connected car technologies. The company aims to strengthen its in-house IT capabilities and create a more agile and innovative work environment.
“The automotive industry is undergoing a massive transformation, and software is becoming an increasingly important factor in vehicle development,” said Dr. Arno Antlitz, Member of the Board of Management for Finance and Legal Affairs at Audi. “By adding around 400 new IT positions, we are significantly expanding our expertise in this field and positioning ourselves for the future.”
Audi is no stranger to digitalization, having already made significant investments in the development of electric and autonomous vehicles. The company has also established a Digitalization Competence Center in Ingolstadt, Germany, which is focused on developing new digital solutions for the brand.
The new IT positions will be spread across various Audi locations in Germany, including Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, and Garching. The company is looking for candidates with expertise in software engineering, data science, and cloud computing, among other areas.
“We are looking for talented individuals who want to help shape the future of mobility and drive innovation at Audi,” said Frank Loydl, Head of IT/CIO at Audi. “With these new positions, we are creating an exciting opportunity for IT professionals to work on cutting-edge technologies and help us develop the next generation of Audi vehicles.”
The recruitment process for the new IT positions is already underway, and Audi expects to fill the roles in the coming months. With this move, the company is well-positioned to strengthen its software expertise and remain competitive in a rapidly changing automotive industry.