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Power Applications Software Engineer

Minnetonka, Minnesota
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Requisition Number: 234950
Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minnetonka
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's 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 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:


We are helping to build the energy grid for the future. Can you help us make it a reality? If you're passionate about coding, we have a place for you.

The Energy Management Digital Grid Business Unit of Siemens is looking for a highly qualified and upbeat Software Developer.
The Digital Grid Software and Solutions business segment is responsible for developing large scale enterprise software solutions that include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) and Energy Market Management (EMM). Siemens has a global market leading position in many of these areas and is looking to further build upon that with a healthy investment in R&D. Our customers are mostly electrical utilities of all sizes, ISOs, RTOs, TSOs etc.

Position Overview

Joining the Network Applications group, you’ll be part of the team on our advanced applications. The Transmission Network applications (TNA) aid the system operator, providing applications like State Estimation, Contingency Analysis, Study Applications and many more. The Operator Training Simulator (OTS) application offers realistic scenarios for operators to train them on how to react to different situations while monitoring and controlling the electrical grid. It helps train operators on what to do in an event of multiple outages of different kinds, how to locate and isolate faults in the grid, how to restore service, and more.
Your first task will be to learn as much as you can about our applications, and to gain as much information as you can from the senior level engineers who already know everything about the application. In fact, your long term goal is to become a mentor for others within the group.
Once you have a deep understanding of the applications, you’ll participate in end-to-end development for these applications, from analyzing requirements to designing and implementing creative solutions, testing the solutions, and validating the implementation. You’ll also complete corrections and package the solution into a product that can be released. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll spend your time on ground breaking new development and maintenance, and most of your work will be hands-on coding.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

What you will need to know and have done to be successful?
  • Bachelor’s or Masters, or PhD degree in electrical engineering, understanding of power system operation.
  • Knowledge and experience in programming with C, C++ or Fortran programming languages.
  • Professional communication skills - both verbally and in writing.
  • You should have a team first attitude, and will also work closely with customers in order to design custom dynamic solutions using Siemens products to help meet unique customer needs.
  • Flexibility to travel, domestically and internationally, up to 10%.


Step to the front of the pack if you have:
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
At Siemens, we live and cultivate an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We invest in you, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities. Can you see yourself, learning, growing, and succeeding here? Apply now.

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