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Software Engineer

  • Job reference: 930920
  • Location: Cork City, Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Renewable Energy
  • Date posted: 11/05/2020

Looking for a highly talented Software Engineer (Embedded Systems) with an exceptional eye for detail. The candidate needs to be highly self-motivated, innovative and confident in developing bespoke software solutions.

Our software platform, FlexiGrid, controls domestic, commercial and grid-scale batteries, smart electric vehicle (EV) chargers, flexible heating systems and other grid-connected flexibility assets. This involves communicating via Modbus - and sometimes, through high-level third-party APIs - through a local network.

We are a small team looking for a capable software developer to focus on developing embedded software which communicates with other embedded systems. That said, your ability and willingness to be flexible will play the biggest role in determining if this job is for you. Key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • The candidate will play a leading role in the continued design and development of the embedded software for control platform, FlexiGrid, which is designed to interact with various external platforms and APIs including inputs from energy trading markets, weather forecasts, electrical grid signals, customer energy consumption patterns etc.
  • You will be responsible for, and we expect you to be familiar with best practices for developing software, which is Testable, Dependable & Maintainable
  • Analyse, design and develop new applications, taking projects through the entire software development cycle from concept to product release
  • Maintain and fine-tune existing applications to meet performance targets as business expands
  • Plan and execute projects in a timely manner
  • You should take pride in ensuring that your software secure and performant
  • Look for opportunities to introduce new products, processes and innovations
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post

The candidate should always be prepared to have fun in the workplace while sharing the company's passion for environmental sustainability and energy decarbonisation.

Essential Criteria

  • Hold a relevant BEng / BSc or higher degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar (or any other related technical discipline if sufficient experience in software development / programming)
  • Professional experience with a suitable programming language
  • Familiarity with low level protocols such as Modbus and willingness to learn
  • Linux familiarity (from a developer's perspective)
  • Git experience
  • Ability and desire to learn and apply new programming languages
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Capable of working within a project team to achieve results

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in Rust programming
  • Knowledge of/Experience with OCPP
  • Experience with SCADA systems
  • Knowledge of the energy sector

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.