Senior Software Engineer (f/m/d) for HVDC Control and Protection

À propos de la fonction

Grid Technologies
Unité opérationnelle
Grid Solutions
Temps plein / partiel
Temps plein
Niveau d’expérience
A Snapshot of Your Day 

We are seeking a motivated Senior Software Engineer (f/m/d) to join our team of professionals working on the HVDC Control and Protection Systems. You will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and maintain the new DC-grids through software development, protection and coordination studies and hardware integration of our solutions. Furthermore, you will be responsible for analyzing and solving complex system engineering problems, ensuring system stability and safety, and implementing new features and protection strategies as needed. Looking for interesting projects in the energy industry, where you can utilize your experience in software engineering? We are looking forward to your application!

How You’ll Make an Impact 
  • Responsibility for the preparation of quotations as well as for the engineering phase, performance and customer acceptance tests. Support during the system commissioning phase from Erlangen up to handover to the customer worldwide
  • Development of DC protection concepts of self-guided multilevel converters with half-bridge and full-bridge modules for different applications such as symmetrical monopole, bipole, offshore connections or multi-terminal systems
  • Performance of protection coordination studies of HVDC systems using the simulation tool EMTDC/PSCAD, incl. determination of DC protection settings and preparation of study report
  • Programming the software of DC protection and measurement system in MATLAB/SIMULINK and CFC on the SIMATIC TDC multiprocessor automation system and PLUSCONTROL platform
  • Functional and performance testing: Model-Based-Testing (MBT) in SIMULINK and Hardware in the Loop (HiL) with Real-Time Simulation Systems (RTDS)
  • Customer training and acceptance tests as well as submission of lessons learned for improvement as a central contact person for your project as a protection engineer
  • Support in research and development topics for HVDC projects and first point of contact for troubleshooting and after sales

What You Bring
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or a comparable field of study; ideally a doctorate in the field of protection technology
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the areas of control and protection, especially in the development of DC protection concepts for HVDC, FACTS or large-scale converter applications
  • Experience in software engineering and testing of SRS systems (open/closed loop controls and system dynamics) and very good knowledge of MATLAB/SIMULINK, ideally in connection with real-time and embedded software
  • Solid knowledge in modelling and simulation studies with the industrial power system program PSCAD/EMTDC
  • Ideally knowledge of Git for version control, IEC61850 and data modelling as well as Simatic Manager and CFC
  • Fluent in German and English, spoken and written
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills for result-oriented and creative development of our projects, focus on high quality execution of our solutions

About the Team

Our Grid Technology division enables a reliable, sustainable, and digital grid. The power grid is the backbone of the energy transition. Siemens Energy offers a leading portfolio and solutions in HVDC transmission, grid stabilization and storage, high voltage switchgears and transformers, and digital grid technology. 

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Who is Siemens Energy? 

At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 92,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment. 

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation. 

Our Commitment to Diversity 

Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences. 

  • Opportunity to contribute to the energy transition in a highly motivated and international project team in HVDC projects
  • Collaboration with a wide variety of customers, such as developers or transmission system operators, in different countries
  • Hybrid/Flexible working in Germany possible 
  • Open feedback and failure culture
  • Opportunities for professional development within the company
We value equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.