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Control Engineer, R&D

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General Information:

In Grid Integration Service Solutions, we are currently looking for a skilled and motivated engineer to join our team of R&D specialists. Are you interested in developing control concepts and software for new charging solutions in the field of e-Mobility, such as eBus flash-charging, large electric vehicle depots / terminals and battery-powered trains? Are you passionate about working in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and the company’s global R&D team drawing on your demonstrable communication skills? Then this job is for you!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensure delivery on the control elements of e-Mobility charging solutions including control/deployment architecture, hardware selection, programming, code review, testing and lifecycle management.
  • Develop / build proof of concepts as a step towards comprehensive control software development.
  • Review, test, verify, and/or validate and fine tune control software (PLC, process regulation, etc.) for eMobility charging solutions according to security development lifecycle.
  • Conduct and/or participate in unit / bench / integration and system testing of software products/features.
  • Lab testing and support Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), and troubleshooting of new features.
  • Analyze the developed code, prepare bug reports, conduct root cause analysis, suggest fixes, implement and/or ensure implementation of the identified solution, subsequent verification, and validation steps.
  • Prepare or support in preparing technical documents (i.e. user manuals, deployment guidelines, troubleshooting guidelines, testing procedures and reports) in response to market / product / technical / functional / non-functional requirements specifications.
  • Act as expert support team member for troubleshooting control software issues with end users

Your Background:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science or similar with 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Experience in control software development with Codesys 3.5 (must have) and with SCADA, WEB-HMI, and remote access (nice to have).
  • Good understanding of electrical schematics.
  • Knowledge of electrical vehicles DC charging standards like ISO15118, OCPP, ISO61851, DIN SPEC 70121 would be a big advantage.
  • Experience in any of the following programming languages would be an advantage: Python, .Net, Java, C, Angular.
  • Experience with low voltage and medium voltage network distribution and on-site commission activities would be an advantage.
  • Experience with typical industrial communication protocols like IEC60870-104, Modbus, MQTT, OPC, IEC61850 and different TCP/IP network topologies.
  • Experience with microservice architectures, Docker containers or Kubernetes deployments would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge on Cyber Security topics would be an advantage.
  • Team spirit with the capacity to work independently, complemented by a quick intellect and well-developed analytical skills.
  • Experience working in an Agile development team would be preferred.
  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience in working with IEC standard, ANSI, UL, and US-specific standards (additional advantage)

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30%
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-10
Reference number R0044945

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com

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