Senior Research Scientist in Production Systems Design

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Technology
Business Unit: Research in Digitalization and Automation
Requisition Number: 207772
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services. Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth.


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Job Description:

For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies and the business models developed from them have been the foundation of Siemens‘ success. Our central research and development unit, Corporate Technology (CT) plays an important role in this.

Together with its global network of experts, CT is a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units. It provides important services along the entire value chain – from research and development to production and quality assurance, as well as optimized business processes. The support provided to the businesses in their research and development activities is ideally balanced with CT’s own future-oriented research.

The people who work at Corporate Technology are more than employees. They are actively helping to make people’s lives a little better every day. Would you like to be a part of that? Then join us. We offer you a high level of practical relevance as well as an opportunity to individually contribute your knowledge and your visions around the world. Whether you’re helping to develop products for the operating units or working in interdisciplinary projects for the business areas: At Corporate Technology you’ll be working in the heart of Siemens’ technological research.

We are currently seeking a Senior Key Expert – Machine learning in engineering for complex scenarios during engineering and manufacturing of discrete production units like larger gas turbine, steam turbine and generator components in Charlotte, CLTW location. 

What are my responsibilities?

We are looking for an experienced machine learning and manufacturing system analysis expert. You are expected to demonstrate a proven track record of performing complex probabilistic and systems analysis on complex systems for industrial application domains or research. The role demands an industry expert in advanced engineering and production methods and machine learning technologies for design and engineering automation employing advanced statistical, calibration and other deep learning methods. Please include your past projects and published papers or patents, ideally at ASME, ICML or publications at AAAI, UAI, AISTATS, KDD, ICDM, AIAA will also be considered. 


This expert should be a known Industry expert in machine learning technique for design and manufacturing. You will be leading our research activities focused at applying design and manufacturing feedback techniques for engineering and manufacturing workflows or tools development.


 Responsibilities in detail:


• Research, design, and implement algorithms based on Deep Learning techniques and prediction for analytical method based product engineering and manufacturing.

• Applied Experience in advanced optimization and efficient planning; analytics driven design space exploration,  semantic relationship, systems thinking based design & engineering use-cases

 • Component performance and engineering simulation data to produce innovative analysis and new types of predictive models of engineering behaviors and manufacturing processes performance.

 • Advanced knowledge of machine learning techniques for design and feedback techniques from manufacturing (for e.g., Neural networks, calibrations, manufacturing deviation validation through engineering models, knowledge harvesting techniques)

• Apply deep learning techniques to large-scale, real-world industrial scale problems for discrete manufacturing operations.


What skills are needed to qualify for this position?


• PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics with minimum 5+ years of industrial experience is required. 

• Experience with Natural Language Processing tools, Knowledge Graph, Data and logic based algorithmic based problem solving techniques

• Technical proficiency in languages such as TensorFlow, R, PERL, WEKA, Pandas, Octave,  Python, Java, JavaScript, and C++ 

Must have experience of successfully proposing and seeking funding for technology programs and managing budgets and schedules of large research programs

• Experience in Assistant Professorship in US universities or research experience in USA National labor government agencies for example but not limited to  ARL, DARPA, ARPA-E et cetra are preferred.

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

• Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on



Preferred skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience with rotating components in general and Turbo machinery industry will be preferred 

  • Experience with managing large R&D programs and leading cross functional teams is preferred

  • Ability to translate complex computational terminologies in such a way that scientifically trained individuals in other disciplines can readily understand their significance.

  • Experience in optimization (Integer/Linear/Quadratic/Nonlinear Programming/Multi-objective/Stochastic).

  • Seven plus years of related experience in the field of power generation and engineering, particularly gas turbines, steam turbines and generators.

  • Experience in controller ( preferred Siemens product line experience -Simatic, Simotion, Sinumerik)

  • 3rd party libraries for integrated vision systems

  • Generation of machine motion during runtime for offline programming

  • Design of product and task for autonomous systems

  • Experience with robot controllers ( Siemens product line like S7 or own controller) for complex motion control

  • Experience on compute platform like MFP, edge controller, Mindsphere or others for computationally expensive algorithms like motion planning, image processing, task planning etc.




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