Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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.


We are seeking a mid-level full-stack software engineer to join our growing software team. This position can be remote or located in our software development center in Herndon, VA, USA. This position is within the Data Science group where we develop products that are deployed around the world involving battery system modeling, battery system monitoring, islanded grid control, renewable energy forecasting, and electricity market bidding.


Role Summary/Purpose
This role's main function is to advance the development of our Battery Energy Storage Systems modeling platform and tools. The Full Stack Software Engineer will lead the productization and development of simulation frameworks, simulation tools, and data-driven battery modeling capabilities in Python and MATLAB. The role will be an integral part of the Data Science team in a Research and Development role, working to accelerate the development of our software capabilities while supporting new product development initiatives in the field of automated power system optimization.


Essential Responsibilities
•    Execute our vision for the next evolution of our Digital Twin battery simulation platform.
•    Develop and implement frameworks for scalable time series simulations.
•    Work with our cloud services development team to deploy and monitor the Digital Twin platform in a cloud/bare-metal hybrid environment, helping to tune and debug performance.
•    Identify methods for improving performance within the context of the business logic and key performance indicators.
•    Write user facing documentation to clearly communicate the structure of the tool and how each feature can be leveraged.
•    Support tasks outside of job description as needed.


The candidate must be able to embrace the fast and dynamic environment of a growth stage company, comfortable with adjusting quickly to changing priorities.


•    B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Applied Math, or similar.
•    Experience working in an agile development environment using common tools such as JIRA and Git
•    Proficient in Node.js, Typescript and React (or similar UI libraries)
•    Mid-level in Python as a programming language (3+ years)
•    Familiar with Docker and Kubernetes
•    Track record of a career trajectory in and towards software engineering
•    Can work independently and provide strong leadership.


Desired Characteristics
•    Prior experience with production systems running advanced statistical algorithms and machine learning.
•    Experience with Google Cloud Platform
•    Experience with Jenkins
•    Experience with OIDC
•    Strong leadership record with active participation in renewable energy associations, forums, clubs, or groups



Last application date: 29/04/2024 


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