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Senior Optimization Engineer

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking for a Senior Optimization Engineer for it's San Jose, CA location. This role is responsible for delivering innovative solutions in the areas of mathematical modelling, optimization (linear and non-linear programming) and numerical methods.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and understand customer engineering, business and software requirements, propose technically feasible solutions, estimate required effort, identify risks and formulate implementation approach and assumptions.
  • Design, develop, test, integrate and document optimization applications and related work for customer projects, while following best engineering and software development practices.
  • Support software releases and assist onsite/support team with expert knowledge, problem analysis, troubleshoot and resolution of defects as required to bringing issues to closure.
  • Actively research and further own knowledge in mathematical modelling, optimization, market operation, power system analysis and real time control and support and improve software development practices and documentation.
  • Provide expertise and represent the company internal and external discussions with internal stakeholders, customer meetings, industry gatherings.
  • Must be willing to travel for short periods of time to visit or support customers around the world.
  • Living Hitachi Energy's core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering with special emphasis in electricity markets.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using high performance, high programming level languages such as FORTRAN or C/C++.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience using optimization modelling tools (AMPL/AIMMS) and optimization solvers (CPLEX and Gurobi).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using Linux or AIX operating systems.
  • Minimum 2 Experience developing power system application software for Electricity Market.
  • Proficient English written and oral communication skills. Preferred


  • Ph.D. Degree or Master's Degree with minimum 2 years of experience in Electrical Engineering with special emphasis in electricity markets.
  • Formal classroom education in Electrical Power Systems Optimization Formal classroom education in Data Structures and Databases Experience with Electrical Power Systems Network Modeling, Network Topological Analysis, Power Flow, Contingency Analysis, State Estimator, Security Constrained Unit Commitment, Economic Dispatch, Linear and Non-Linear Programming (Optimization) and Numerical Methods.
  • Experience with multi-threading, high performance, memory intensive analytical applications.
  • Published research on large scale electrical power systems operation, electricity market analysis or system reliability.
Sede San Jose, California, United States of America
Tipo di lavoro Full time
Esperienza Experienced
Funzione lavorativa Engineering & Science
Contratto Regular
Data di pubblicazione 2023-12-20
Numero di riferimento R0038865
More about us

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.

Hitachi Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome you to apply and want you to know that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, protected veterans' status or any other legally protected characteristic. For more information regarding your EEO rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites here and here. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: [email protected]. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.