Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Senior Controls Software Engineer

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Software Engineering
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
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Location: Hybrid (2-3 days in-office) in Houston, TX
We are looking for a Controls Software Engineer with a passion for energy storage system control software design and extensive experience with power engineering and power/energy management optimization. You will report to the Director of Control Application Software Development. As a hands-on member of the development team, you will be responsible and make contribution to delivering a releasable Increment of product at the end of each Sprint.
•Serve as the controls SW developer designing Fluence’s energy storage system control SW for utility and grid applications.
•Develop advanced power and energy management controls using optimization and/or AI based techniques.
•Develop FOS Controls, and integrate grid-scale battery and power conversion systems from industry-leading manufacturers.
•Support requisition engineering. Troubleshoot field issues and identify root causes.
•Focus on robustness, security, performance, scalability, and maintainability.
•Meet project timelines and budget.
•Track, manage, document, and report work using JIRA and Confluence.
•Foster a spirit of teamwork that allows for impersonal disagreement over ideas, conflict, and expeditious resolution.

What does the ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Bachelor in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, or related fields from an accredited university.
  • 3+ years' experience of optimized power and energy management controls for energy storage, renewable and/or hybrid power plants.
  • Expertise in control optimization and AI based control algorithm using Python and/or Matlab/Simulink framework.
  • Strong knowledge of power system market applications, power generation, and/or energy storage system controls.
  • Experience in closed-loop control algorithms.
  • Enthusiasm for getting things done, taking personal responsibility, adding value within a team setting, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willing and able to travel, domestically and internationally, up to 10% of the time.
  • Preferred:
  • MS in Engineering or Mathematics from an accredited university. Significant related work experience will be considered in place of a master’s degree.
  • Experience in machine learning techniques and frame works is highly desirable.
  • Experience in control tuning, fault detection and performance optimization.
  • Experience in Linux shell script, C++ programming.
  • Experience with the Agile development framework and Git workflow.
  • Experience in CI/CD integration process and toolchain.
At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!
Unlimited PTO
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Pet Insurance
Generous 401K Match
Annual Bonus Incentive
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