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R&D Scientist in Software Design

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: PL53301354
Date Posted: Jun 19, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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For our research center in Kraków, Poland, we are looking for a Researcher with expertise in the area of Software Design. You will join a dynamic, motivated and creative team with a broad range of experience and competences. As part of our team you will combine theory with practice, creating, testing and validating new technologies to enable the energy transition.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and lead research and development projects designing software for the next generations of products and systems for power grids, green energy and related fields.
  • Collaborate with a global team of researchers and engineers in Hitachi Energy business units to identify and solve real-world challenges for our customers through expertise in software design.
  • Work on ideas and concepts of new software with business impact, turn them into prototypes and verify them.
  • Work with a multitude of technologies and stacks, for systems spanning from single sensors up to the cloud.
  • Evaluate feasibility and performance of 3rd party components for application in our products.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise.
  • Provide consultancy in your field of expertise to our business units.
  • Collaborate with local and global external partners including universities, open-source communities, startups and vendors.
  • Disseminate your results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports.


  • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or in a related field.
  • Practical experience with design and implementation of embedded real-time systems, ideally as part of an IoT system, including the associated reliability, performance and security aspects.
  • Experience with container and microservice architectures.
  • Experience with advanced software engineering and software architecture tools.
  • Know-how of modern design patterns, methodologies, programming languages, frameworks and stacks.
  • Ability to conduct all phases of a software project – conceptual work, architecture preparation, design, prototyping and verification.
  • Willingness to mix conceptual activities with hands-on work.
  • Ability to adapt to different team sizes – from single-person studies to participation in large teams.
  • Experience with industrial/utility/automation systems and communication protocols would be a plus.
  • Willingness to take an interdisciplinary approach, working with experts from domains away from own area of expertise.
  • Experience that demonstrates your team-oriented, innovative, and strategic working styles.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
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