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Austria’s Booming Automotive Sector

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Austria’s Booming Automotive Sector

Posted on March 2021

It’s no industry secret that Austria is a hotbed of automotive innovation. This automotive powerhouse’s automobile manufacturing sectornow ranking among the Alpine Republic’s three top industrial sectors— secures every ninth job in the country.

Here we will take a closer look at current state of the Austrian automotive jobs market, featuring insights from our Talent Director, John Martin.

The Booming Austrian Automotive Sector

As ‘Europe’s most diverse testing environment for autonomous driving’, Austria has become an attractive and lucrative spot for world-leading names in mobility.

As InvestInAustria notes, Austria is a home for the automotive innovators. Developments in artificial intelligence technology and ‘sustainable future-oriented concepts of automotive mobility’ are prevalent, ‘from alternative drive systems to energy-saving lightweight vehicles’.

This thriving atmosphere of innovation has meant that the country’s ‘automotive component suppliers have gained a reputation as reliable partners’ in an ever more competitive global market.

AutoStream Automotive Jobs in Austria

So, what does this mean for specialists working in the sector? It’s safe to say that in Austria, jobs in automotive are booming.

Regarding the boom in demand, our Talent Director John Martin notes:

“AutoStream are excited to have experienced a significant surge in recruitment support requests for the Austrian automotive market.

Partnering with several Autonomous Driving and Electrification companies, we currently have over 50 available job opportunities across product areas including e-Motor, e-Drive, Inverter & Battery Management.”

The skills which are specifically in demand at the moment include:

-          Systems Engineering (Requirements, Design, Test, V&V and Integration)

-          Software Engineering (Requirements, Design, Test, V&V and Integration)

-          Hardware Engineering (Requirements, Design, Test, V&V and Integration)

-          Project Management

-          Functional Safety (ISO26262)

Rise in Demand: AutoStream’s Success in The Austrian Automotive Space

With this increase in demand, AutoStream continue to be one of the strongest recruitment partners in the Austrian Automotive market.

AutoStream’s success over the last 3 years has led to us securing partnerships with a variety of world-leading clients who have requested specialist talent acquisition support, as they recognise our strength in the local market.

Although 2020 proved to be a challenging time for the automotive recruitment market with the effect of COVID-19, we successfully relocated a variety of automotive specialists from across the sector to and around Austria: business as usual. 2021 is already proving to be even more buoyant, with major new project wins for our customers, and in line with this, an ever-growing demand for top talent.

To learn more the current roles we are recruiting for in Austria, contact our team. Looking for a new contract or permanent job in the automotive sector elsewhere in the world? Explore our range of open roles across the globe.

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