R&D Senior Engineer/ Software Architect for Wind and LCI converter (f/m/d) (80-100%)

Basic Info

Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job type
Research and Development
Professionals ( > 2 years of work experience)

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

In our global R&D Power Electronics competence center in Turgi, Switzerland, we are looking for a technically experienced software engineer on senior level, who is open-minded, customer-oriented and innovative and can fill the role as software architect. Your job will be to define and improve the software architecture for our products and bring the software to the next level.
In our team, we develop the application and control software for electrical drives in the area of medium voltage Wind and large medium voltage drives in the power range up to 150 MW. The features are implemented on three different levels. The upper-layer control is programmed with an IEC61131 based program, the main control layer is programmed with model-based design in Matlab-Simulink and the very fast control and protection functionalities are implemented on the FPGA.
You will work within a team responsible for the full range of activities associated with the development of control software in medium voltage converters. Are you a teamplayer who collaborates across organizational levels in an intercultural environment in an agile set up? Then this is an opportunity not to miss!

It’s time to rewrite your future – welcome to ABB!

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for the software architecture for medium voltage wind and medium voltage drives applications
  • Handle software configuration management and build processes
  • Define the correct implementation for new features between IEC61131, CPU and FPGA layer
  • Create software concepts, conduct detailed studies, analyze requirements and outline software specifications
  • Contribute to the software development strategy in your area
  • Exchange regularly with other architects within your division but also with other experts within ABB
  • Involved in the whole software development life cycle: Requirements engineering, design, implementation, tests and maintenance
  • Analyze problems from system perspective
  • Explore possibilities for code sharing with other control platforms that are written in C or C++

Your background

  • Solid degree in the field of Electrical, Computer and/or Software Engineering
  • Excellent software engineering skills including software design and architecture
  • Experience with object-oriented design
  • Experience with model-based design in Matlab-Simulink
  • Experience with real-time software development
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills together with drive, commitment and team spirit
  • Fluent in English
  • Know-how of power converters and motor drives is beneficial
  • Know-how in C++ is beneficial

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at www.abb.com/careers

ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Nathalie Bierschenk
Talent Partner
Phone: +41 79 101 37 57


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