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Solution Architect - Smart Meter Technology and Distributed Energy Management Systems

Foster City, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Requisition Number: 232176
Primary Location: United States-California-Foster City
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 50%

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 seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.


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Job Description:


Solution Architect - Smart Meter Technology and Distributed Energy Management Systems


Location: Remote with Travel required


Siemens is actively looking for a Solution Architect for Smart Meter Technology and Distributed Energy Management System solutions.  This role will manage & document requirements, conduct workshops, analyze business requirements, and drive detailed specification documentation.  We are looking for a strong leader who is dynamic and flexible with solid business and technical background and solid understanding of Enterprise Software delivery in the Smart Meter/Smart Grid Utility space.


This Solution Architect role will have responsibility in defining, documenting and articulating functional scope and is a technical, analytical, and problem-solving position.  Responsibilities will be focused on identifying, analyzing, tracking and managing customer & application data flow issues throughout a software system during the software implementation. The role involves heavy customer interaction through the entire span of an implementation project through the requirements, configuration, and testing phases. In addition, there will be requirements to work very closely with both technical and non-technical individuals.

  • Manage and/or participate in team of software/solution implementation, systems integration, and business consultants
  • Work outputs include: Map business requirements to required software solution and configuration including workflows, new processes, data flow and integration with existing systems and business practices
  • Work with customers on-site to gather and document "as is" and "to be" business process and solution design requirements
  • Act as the technical Project Manager in developing project plans, milestones, estimates, and structure on larger engagements
  • Analyze software and configuration requirements and articulate specifications and estimates
  • Manage and drive requirements workshops, including facilitate and drive detail specification workshops and documentation
  • Field questions on Software functionality from end users
  • Create use case strategies, and when necessary, help to create test strategies
  • Understand business issues, their drivers and articulate solutions including business process change, configuration change or product enhancements
  • Deliver onsite end user training
  • Manage functional scope to reduce project risk
  • Conceptualize solutions across multiple business functions, processes and technical domains
  • Formally present project deliverables to Client project team members including senior executives
  • Manage the expectations of the customer or business partner

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or relevant discipline. MBA or graduate degree preferred.
  • 5+ years experience with enterprise software projects including Utility front/back office application integration.
  • Fundamental understanding of Smart Grid  
  • Familiarity with Distributed Energy Management Systems and Demand Response solutions
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Service Bus
  • Management, Billing and Utility business process and practices
  • Ability to comprehend complex and interdependent business processes
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Full Product / Software Development Lifecycle experience, including definition, requirements gathering, configuration and delivery
  • Solid understanding of real time and batch integration
  • Experienced in business process analysis
  • Must be capable of rapidly developing a solid understanding of Siemens’ software products and how to leverage them for add business value
  • Ability to travel to customer sites and other business related travel.

This position requires a person who is professional, friendly, and reliable with a teamwork and customer-focused attitude. The candidate should have strong communication skills and attention to detail with the ability to compile information, draw conclusions, and relay findings to management or clients.


Optional Skills:

  • Experience in systems integration in consulting or customer-facing information technology field
  • Experience with Smart Meters, Meter Data Management (MDM) or other relevant CIS or AMI or “Meter-to-Cash” Value Chain Applications
  • AMI Head End Systems, DMS, OMS


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