Solution Architect Europe (f/m/d) NextGen Grid Management applications

Job Description

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

We are recruiting for a Solution Architect for our Grid Software Business Unit. This is a unique opportunity to shape the new business field of Digital Twins for electrical grid operators, co-innovating the next generation of grid management software with customers and partners and help integrate new products into the customer’s IT landscape. 

Siemens is the market leader in grid control and grid simulation. Building on this strong position, we are enhancing our portfolio with new digital offerings of software products and solutions, that connect the OT with the IT world. This digital offering helps our clients manage the fast-paced energy transition that is occurring through new digital twin applications. 

The role will be part of our NextGen Grid Management incubator that leads the development of this new innovative portfolio and launches the new software products and solutions into the market. This agile and global team shapes the Siemens role in the evolving and dynamic market of IoT for network utilities. The team combines a start-up mentality and decision-making velocity with the capabilities and resources of a globally leading company. 

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Solution Architect for our new Electrical Digital Twin portfolio to advance the growth of our business in Europe. The position’s home base can be flexible within Europe. 

Your job – challenging and future oriented.

To satisfy our customers is our highest goal, and the Solution Architect has a major role in customer facing projects by acting as the technical and domain expert, working with the respective roles from electrical grid operators and IT departments. 

By understanding the customer needs, the Solution Architect builds the solution by combining commercial of the shelf products with customer specific enhancements, translating these additional requirements to our product organization and leading the discussions to enable continuously optimizing product fit for our customers. 

What part will you play?
  • In your new position you are ensuring that the solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps established by Product Management. Patterns and guidance that are developed by solution architects are an important input for standard product development. 
  • You are understanding the customers’ needs and be the representative for the entire project lifecycle focusing on functional and technical capabilities in all phases, from bid phase to end of life for our software systems. 
  • You are managing customer requirements for a customer project, leading workshops, analyzing business requirements, and driving functional and technical solutions through project documentation. 
  • During the bid phase, you are driving a feasibility study, preparing a solution vision or solution outline for an invitation to tender. 
  • During the implementation phase, you are the technical leader on the customer project who organizes the Engineering effort and ensures the overall solution integrates seamlessly, including base product modules, newly development product features, custom components, customer systems and infrastructure. 
What you need to make real what matters.
  • You successfully graduated in Information Technology discipline or similar with focus/experience of IT/OT Convergence in Industry or/and Critical Infrastructures.
  • Background in engineering in electrical/electronic discipline or similar with specialization in Power Control Area is advantageous.
  • You bring a few years of technical project management experience. 
  • You have knowledge of state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, IT security and network technologies and Profound Knowledge to leverage IaaS and Containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift) and understanding on customers benefits. 
  • Additionally, you have knowledge of utility specific standards (CIM, IEC61850). 
  • In addition, you possess a combination of technical acumen coupled with the ability to communicate complex technical elements in a simple, effective manner. 
  • You are able to work effectively with individuals from multiple cultures and backgrounds and bring fluent English skills in written and spoken form. German knowledge is advantageous. 
  • You are flexible to travel 30%-40% of the time.
What we offer. 
  • 2 to 3 days of mobile working per week as a future global standard
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Development opportunities for both personal and professional growth 
  • 30 leave days and a variety of flexible working models that allow time off for yourself and your family
  • Location in UK / Germany focus on where you live
  • Share matching programs to become a shareholder of Siemens AG
  • Find more benefits here
Individual benefits are adapted to meet local legal regulations, the requirements of different job profiles, locations, and individual preferences. 

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities. - if you would like to find out more about jobs & careers at Siemens.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens AG

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Either

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