Research Engineer (f/m/d) for Modulation of Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC)


    Grid Technologies

    A Snapshot of Your Day 
    As a Research Engineer at Siemens Energy, you analyze and optimize modulation algorithms for power converters of the future to enable the energy transition. You develop and test together with a team of experts new modulation algorithms and optimize existing ones within R&D and customer projects. In doing so you make energy transmission and grid stabilization step by step more efficient by developing an idea until test in the own laboratory applying efficient DSP/SOC/FPGA programming.
    How You’ll Make an Impact 
    • Analyze non-PWM-based modulation concepts of self-guided multilevel converters and increase understanding of interaction between control and design of the converter
    • Work on algorithms to improve the performance and hardware utilization of power converters
    • Be part of development of novel modulation algorithms for controlling the modular multilevel converter
    • Create models of e.g. modulators for self-guided multilevel converter systems in HVDC (high-voltage direct current transmission), test design as well as performing studies and documenting the results
    • Understand the need for a modularized model architecture for flexible and agile development of modulation and control systems for VSC converters, as well as the use of automatic code generation to achieve high development speed
    • Expand and design an automated test framework for easy and fast functional testing of functions and modules
    • Provide technical support to internal business partners (engineering, product managers, sales, etc.)
    What You Bring
    • Successfully completed university degree in Electrical Engineering or Information Technology and ideally first professional experience in the field of converter technology
    • Knowledge in model and software engineering with Matlab/Simulink
    • Strong knowledge in automatic code generation with Matlab/Simulink for target systems (DSP/SOC/FPGA) as well as in the field of extensive simulations
    • Basic knowledge in the field of power electronics or energy technology
    • Basic knowledge of modulation and control of power converters
    • Fluent English and German skills  
    • Structured work approach, initiative, creativity, team spirit, communication skills, motivation, enthusiasm, and quality orientation
    About the Team
    Our Grid Technology division enables a reliable, sustainable, and digital grid. The power grid is the backbone of the energy transition. Siemens Energy offers a leading portfolio and solutions in HVDC transmission, grid stabilization and storage, high voltage switchgears and transformers, and digital grid technology. 
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    Who is Siemens Energy? 
    At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 92,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment. 
    Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation. 
    Our Commitment to Diversity
    Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences. 
    • In addition to an attractive remuneration package in line with the market, we also offer the opportunity to become a shareholder of Siemens Energy
    • Our employees have the opportunity to work flexibly and remotely, and our inspiring offices provide space for collaboration and creativity
    • The professional and personal development of our employees is very important to us. We provide them with the opportunity to learn and develop in a self-determined way, through various attractive programs and courses
    • At Siemens Energy, we attach great importance to the health of our employees, and we offer a broad health portfolio of health seminars and interesting sports programmes at various Siemens Energy locations  
    We value equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.