Ever want to ride a rocket ship? Ever want to do hard work that will make a REAL difference in the world? Do you want to solve some of the most difficult problems with a team of exceptional players at a company that does not believe in impossible?

ABOUT YOU
You are a strong technical leader. You are passionate about creating simulated devices that will support advanced automations across the entire Product organization.

ABOUT US
Powin is a leading producer of a utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; ease of deployment; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Data Science, Product Management, and Device Driver teams to characterize the behaviors of various aspects of an installation (PCSes/inverters, meters, DC/DC converters, the utility grid itself) and how they interact.
  • Create a new software engineering team (Simulation/Automation Engineering) to 1) Create intelligent device simulations to allow for prototyping of software applications, and rapid and effective QA testing 2) Build an automation library for driving complete implementations (in both the field and the lab), to speed up system characterization, data analysis, and testing and 3) Identify opportunities to modify our existing solutions to make them easier to test and automate, and then make those changes.
  • Both guide and work collaboratively with Software QA, Hardware QA, Software Engineering, Firmware Engineering, Data Analysis, ESCE (Energy Storage Center of Excellence) teams to provide a set of tools and systems that enable them to focus on their core responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 to 10 or more years of experience with OOD/OOP; proficiency in Java is a must.
  • 3 years of small software engineering team leadership or management.
  • 3 years building simulation tools.
  • 3 or more years of experience with Unix and/or Linux.
  • Experience with network protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years of experience with SQL; PostGres.
  • Experience with device protocols such as Modbus/TCP, Modbus/RTU, DNP3, SCADA, Sunspec.
  • Experience in the energy, renewable, power control, utility, SCADA, or power electronics industries.
  • Experience building automation tools.
  • Embedded firmware, C, AWS, Python experience.
  • Ability to learn new frameworks, new environments, and new technologies.

READY TO JOIN POWIN?
Working at Powin is more than a job. Life at Powin is an opportunity for personal and professional growth and a journey into the unexpected. Powin employees often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Our preference is that you work in our Tualatin, OR facility once pandemic restrictions are lifted, but strong candidates could also work remotely.