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Control Engineer, R&D

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0044945
Date Posted: Apr 10, 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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General Information:

In Grid Integration Service Solutions, we are currently looking for a skilled and motivated engineer to join our team of R&D specialists. Are you interested in developing control concepts and software for new charging solutions in the field of e-Mobility, such as eBus flash-charging, large electric vehicle depots / terminals and battery-powered trains? Are you passionate about working in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and the company’s global R&D team drawing on your demonstrable communication skills? Then this job is for you!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensure delivery on the control elements of e-Mobility charging solutions including control/deployment architecture, hardware selection, programming, code review, testing and lifecycle management.
  • Develop / build proof of concepts as a step towards comprehensive control software development.
  • Review, test, verify, and/or validate and fine tune control software (PLC, process regulation, etc.) for eMobility charging solutions according to security development lifecycle.
  • Conduct and/or participate in unit / bench / integration and system testing of software products/features.
  • Lab testing and support Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), and troubleshooting of new features.
  • Analyze the developed code, prepare bug reports, conduct root cause analysis, suggest fixes, implement and/or ensure implementation of the identified solution, subsequent verification, and validation steps.
  • Prepare or support in preparing technical documents (i.e. user manuals, deployment guidelines, troubleshooting guidelines, testing procedures and reports) in response to market / product / technical / functional / non-functional requirements specifications.
  • Act as expert support team member for troubleshooting control software issues with end users

Your Background:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science or similar with 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Experience in control software development with Codesys 3.5 (must have) and with SCADA, WEB-HMI, and remote access (nice to have).
  • Good understanding of electrical schematics.
  • Knowledge of electrical vehicles DC charging standards like ISO15118, OCPP, ISO61851, DIN SPEC 70121 would be a big advantage.
  • Experience in any of the following programming languages would be an advantage: Python, .Net, Java, C, Angular.
  • Experience with low voltage and medium voltage network distribution and on-site commission activities would be an advantage.
  • Experience with typical industrial communication protocols like IEC60870-104, Modbus, MQTT, OPC, IEC61850 and different TCP/IP network topologies.
  • Experience with microservice architectures, Docker containers or Kubernetes deployments would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge on Cyber Security topics would be an advantage.
  • Team spirit with the capacity to work independently, complemented by a quick intellect and well-developed analytical skills.
  • Experience working in an Agile development team would be preferred.
  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience in working with IEC standard, ANSI, UL, and US-specific standards (additional advantage)

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30%

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