Senior Software Development Engineer (C/C++, Python)

Job Description

Advanta Development Europe Turkey Simulation is a Software R&D Group in Ankara ODTÜ Teknokent. This group brings together the fields of utility network planning, simulation, analysis and network model management with the PSS® Product Suite (PSS® power system simulation and modeling software). Grid Simulation mainly employs new ways throughout the different fields of application in order to build proficient software solutions and products. To accomplish the mission of the group, the candidate will perform as a Senior Software Development Engineer (C/C++, Python).


Senior Software Development Engineer (C/C++, Python) is responsible for analyzing, designing, developing and testing power systems software in variety of programming languages according to the contributed project environment. The candidate will directly report to a local manager, plus functionally collaborate with the local and global project responsible person.


What are my responsibilities?

  • Working within international software development teams across global locations to research, develop, maintain and support commercial application software for electrical power system modeling and analysis,
  • Developing and maintaining software applications and components of PSS® software portfolio under the direction of the development manager(s),
  • Participating in analysis of tasks required for development, providing accurate effort estimation, actively participating in project status reviews and technical discussions,
  • Working in an Agile environment according to SAFe framework,
  • Taking ownerships in Siemens wide organizational roles to support working as One Global Team


What do I need to qualify for this job?

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or similar fields),
  • Minimum 5 years’ hands on development experience in complex software development projects,
  • Proficient in object-oriented concepts, design patterns, data structures, algorithms and software development principles,
  • Proficient in software application development with Python and C/C++,
  • Experience or interest in ownership of software processes (e.g. backlog management, documentation, quality aspects) in a team of engineers from different domains,
  • Experience in working with databases:
    • Relational Databases (e.g. SQLite, Microsoft Access)
    • Data modeling
    • ORM technologies (e.g. SQLAlchemy)
  • Experience in converting data between different models,
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GIT,
  • Understanding of clean and well documented code

Preferable Additional skills/experiences (i.e. is a plus):

  • Test Driven Development and testing approaches,
  • Experience or interest in development with any other languages (e.g. Fortran),
  • Knowledge of modern C++ (e.g. C++11 and newer standards),
  • Experience in refactoring legacy source code,
  • Experience in using various Python packages (e.g. wxPython, PyInstaller, pandas, docxtpl),
  • Knowledge of Power Systems concepts,
  • Experience in UI design and usability concepts,
  • Experience in Software life cycle and agile methodologies (especially SAFe framework),
  • Experience in continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts and tools,
  • Basic understanding in designing and developing software applications for web-based/cloud platforms,
  • Experience in development with license management systems and tools

Desired Soft skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively,
  • Teammate with highly collaborative, self-motivated, customer focused, positive and upbeat attitude,
  • Ability to work in a quality oriented, tidy and organized approach,
  • Eager to learn new technologies, tools and Energy domain know-how,
  • Develop and apply methodologies to meet customer needs


What else do I need to know?

  • Excellent command of English is a must, German is a plus.
  • No restrictions for travelling abroad temporarily.
  • Military service should be completed for male candidates or postponed more than 2 years.


As Siemens, we believe physical barriers are not related to potential. Only the potential matters to us. Therefore, we look forward to receive applications of candidates with physical barriers and chronic illnesses. We support healthy relationships between candidates with barriers and their colleagues because we believe we can create differences together.

Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuating diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability as we will use the data to review your suitability to the role.

Please find more information from our web site
If you need more information please don't hesitate to contact us.
+90 216 459 20 00

Organization: Advanta

Company: Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ODTU Teknokent Bölge Subesi

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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