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Staff Research Scientist – Control and Optimization for Power Systems

Job Description

We are seeking a Staff Research Scientist to join our Autonomous Systems and Control research group! We support Siemens businesses from the early phase of finding opportunities through designing algorithms and building prototypes for customer solutions up to validating these solutions in the field. Siemens Technology has a unique opportunity to participate in projects in all areas of power system automation, power generation, renewables integration etc., making for an exciting and challenging environment! Have a look at our projects driving sustainability and resiliency for Galapagos IslandHawaii, the Rocky Mountains, and our R&D campus in Princeton, NJ to get an overview of Siemens’ recent developments in this area.
The Challenge:

This person will:

  • Define specific technology roadmap elements for control and optimization of power systems based on advanced automatic control, optimization, and machine learning methods
  • Implement these elements in research projects by acquiring R&D funding from Siemens’ business units and governmental funding agencies
  • Lead and execute R&D projects to implement these roadmap elements in feasibility studies, technical specifications, prototypes, laboratory and field tests, as well as eventually into larger systems and product components.
  • Support the research group’s strategic technology, business, and people development
  • Build a Siemens internal network to collaborate on larger, international projects
  • Develop a network with universities, research labs, and other companies to jointly pursue governmental funding opportunities and develop a brand recognition externally
  • Protect the results of your work through patent applications and publish protected results at conferences or in top journals.

The Candidate:

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering or related fields with strong focus on automatic control and optimization for power systems required
  • 3+ years of related experience/achievements
  • Strong theoretical background and practical experience in different optimization and automatic control methods like nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, and model-predictive control, robust and nonlinear control, reinforcement learning
  • Solid understanding and practical expertise in power system design, engineering, and operation and corresponding modelling and simulation methods and tools
  • Good knowledge of power generation devices like wind turbines or photovoltaic plants is a plus.
  • Proven track record developing new research demonstrated by a strong publication record and early developments to the level of a working system prototypes as well as involvement in writing funding proposals for research grants.
  • Knowledge of tools and programming languages typically used to support design and validation of optimization and controller design, e.g. C/C++, MATLAB, Simulink.
  • Established network with US research institutions and academia is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills in English required. Capable of presenting complex technical topics in a clear and structured way, ability to moderate discussions, meetings, and projects.
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness to work in a growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of specialists.
Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/export-administration-regulations-ear

About Us

Siemens Technology employees are passionate about applied research. We create technology with purpose that benefits society - more agile and productive factories, more intelligent and efficient buildings and grids, more reliable and sustainable transportation. Our work powers Siemens products and is regularly featured in patents and publications. We operate in a global ecosystem focused on innovation, partnering with our customers, businesses, government agencies, and leading academic institutions on highly visible projects where collaboration is key.

Our people continuously develop their talents, are curious, and are not afraid to take risks in pursuit of technological innovation. A strong learning culture empowers employees at Siemens Technology to own their growth and development.

We know that diversity fuels innovation and drives business success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, where diversity of thought, culture, and experience is seen as our greatest strength. This is what brings our best ideas to life.

We take pride in bringing our best selves to work every day, prioritizing individual health, work-life blend, and flexibility.

At Siemens Technology, the success of our employees drives our success.


Join Us

We are more than employees; we are actively helping to make people’s lives a little better every day. Would you like to be a part of that? Then join us. We offer you a high level of practical relevance as well as an opportunity to individually contribute your knowledge and your visions around the world. Whether you’re helping to develop products for the operating units or working in interdisciplinary projects for the business areas: At Siemens Technology you’ll be working in the heart of Siemens’ technological research together with the best.



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Organization: Technology

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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