Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Embedded Systems Engineer - Battery Management Systems

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration and a more sustainable world for us all.

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization, a leading battery energy storage integrator, is seeking an experienced and motivated Embedded Systems Engineer to join our team with a minimum 7 years of experience in embedded systems engineering for Battery Management systems. This exciting opportunity will allow you to contribute with your knowledge and passion in the development of cutting-edge technologies to aid on the Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future.


Main responsibilities

• Create, develop, and maintain product-level models in Matlab/Simulink that will be used to generate production code for Battery Management Systems (BMS)

• Implement, simulate and test BMS mathematical algorithms, machine learning and AI solutions for battery systems.

• Support system software architecture, design, verification, and validation within a continuous development, integration, and automated testing framework

• Support interface and middleware efforts to integrate model-based generated code with embedded hardware drivers.


Educational Background/Requirement

• Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related field


Required Technical Skills:

• Experience with Model-based design of Embedded Systems using Matlab/Simulink is a must

• Proficiency in systems engineering principles, requirements gathering, analysis, simulation, verification, and validation.

• Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering tools for development of embedded software.

• High-level Languages: Working familiarity with Python.

• Experience programming and using Hardware in the Loop (HIL) systems

• Software Tools: Practical usage of software management tools like Git, Bitbucket, and Jira

• Documentation: Experience generating technical documentation and potentially authoring internal or external publications


Desired Technical Skills

• Deep understanding and experience with battery management systems. Including advanced algorithms for SOC and SOH estimation, as well as excellent understanding of cell balancing approaches. Control systems experience is a plus.

• Battery Management Systems experience for stationary and grid-connected applications a plus

• Experience programming microcontrollers in C/C++ a plus

• Experience with test automation tools a plus,.

• Familiarity with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)

• Working knowledge of safety and reliability standards like IEC 61508, ISO26262 and reliability methodologies such as Fault Trees, RBD, STPA, and FMEA.

• Familiarity with Communication Protocols: such as RS485, CAN, MODBUS TCP, OPC UA, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP, and HTTP is preferred.

• Experience with Agile development practices and principles is a plus.






Last application date: 03/06/2024 


Why you and us:

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application. At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.






Nearest Major Market: Washington DC