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R&D Team Manager for MACH Control & Protection

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: R0022863
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Our R&D engineers and scientists develop breakthrough technologies that change the way the world works, and industries do business. We constantly push the limits of convention, while retaining our focus on delivering quality products and solutions to our customers.

Over 60 years ago, Hitachi Energy introduced a new way of transmitting electricity across long distances with minimum losses – High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC). HVDC technology can now deliver up to 12 gigawatts of power at voltage levels of up to 1,100 kV, covering distances of more than 3,000 kilometers. You will contribute significantly to successful results in the heart of HVDC station: Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH™). The MACH™ control system provides unequalled calculation capacity and enables a high degree of integration and handling for all control and protection functions. Moreover, MACH™ control provides advanced fault registration and remote-control functions. The system is designed to run 24/7 for thirty years or more, allowing the HVDC system to be controlled and protected in the most reliable way throughout its lifetime.

As a part of global R&D organization you will cooperate on daily bases with colleagues from MACH teams in Sweden and India. Development in Krakow is focused among I/O systems, DSP (digital signal processor) units, and Power Electronics control units. Working under SAFe framework you will develop further your skills and contribute into development of next generations of MACH™ system.

We are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded leader who wants to grow further together with our R&D teams in Krakow and work under SAFe/Agile framework.

Let’s join our great team and work together with Yuriy Puchkov, Mateusz Guzik, Tomasz Dziubinski and Mariusz Wojcik.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop R&D MACH Electronics team, contribute to technical development on next generations of Control & Protection circuit boards

  • Foster a strong and collaborative team culture based on mutual trust

  • As an agile leader, support the team in strengthening their self-organization and efficiency, create boundary conditions for optimal performance, and continuously develop and improve the process landscape

  • Create a working environment which supports innovation, collaboration and learning, and support a fast, iterative development

  • Set individual targets in line with business and R&D strategy, ensure regular follow up, and foster performance culture

  • Develop and maintain competency plans in line with business and R&D strategy, agree on hiring plans and be responsible to hire and onboard new team members

  • 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:

  • University degree in Computer Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Engineering or a comparable technical discipline.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience within development/integration/validation of control system consists Hardware and Software

  • Proven leadership skills in project or line management roles

  • Hands-on experience in applying agile development methods (e.g. SAFe)

  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and dedication to following all relevant workplace safety guidelines

  • A high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies

  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills

  • As you will be part of a global business, fluency in written and spoken English is required

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