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Head of R&D NextGen Grid Management – Process/Business Applications (w/m/d)

Job Description

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

We are recruiting for a Head of R&D NextGen Grid Management – Process/Business Applications for our Grid Software Business Unit. This is a unique opportunity to shape a new business field of next generation 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 new software products and solutions into the market. This agile and global team shapes 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 visionary of R&D NextGen Grid Management – Process/Business Applications for our new integrated NextGen Grid Management software portfolio to advance the growth of our business. The position’s home base can be flexible within Europe.

Your job – challenging and future oriented.

We believe that software is the key to turn these challenges into opportunities. Therefore, we are looking for a leader for our development department that combines technical understanding and vision with customer thinking bringing our visions to life. In our newly formed fast-growing business, we are looking for people with the skills and vision to build an energy-efficient and decarbonized future to support a more sustainable environment. Join our team, get inspired, and help us re-imagine the world!

Responsibilities and Skills:
  • In your role as Head of R&D NextGen Grid Management – Applications, you will lead and coach several international teams of experts forming an Agile Release Train developing NextGen Grid Management Software Products.
  • You have a strong customer- and business-oriented mindset, always striving to exceed our customers’ expectations.
  • You act as the entrepreneur and take ownership of desired outcomes.
  • You define the goals of the teams with the help of OKR.
  • You implement a site and competence strategy that finds a balance between domain knowledge, IT technology and economic aspects.
  • In cooperation with portfolio and product management, you define a portfolio and product roadmap ensuring synergies and flexibility.
  • You develop a software architecture that ensure a modular and flexible portfolio and allows the reuse of modules and algorithms between products and different use cases.
  • You ensure an exceptional user experience in all our software products.
  • You define and implement a technology roadmap that takes advantage of modern IT and software development technologies and is aligned with the business strategy.
  • You are responsible to implement and refine world class software development and deployment processes that constantly reflect relevant cybersecurity requirements and best practices.
  • You take responsibility for budget, on-time delivery, and quality.
  • You are driving a continuous improvement process in the organization with an agile mindset together with the project management office.
  • You work closely with other R&D and product management teams and support the strategic goals of the organization.
Required Technical and Professional Experience.
  • You have a master's degree in software engineering or electrical engineering or a comparable qualification.
  • You have excellent experience over several years in the field of software development in separate roles like Product Owner / Manager, Project Manager, System and Solution Architect, Development Manager.
  • An excellent knowledge in Power Grids/Grid Control with a focus on Secondary Distribution Grid Applications (Domain knowhow) is an advantage.
  • You have in-depth experience of state-of-the-art IT platforms, IT infrastructure, IT security and network technologies and profound knowledge to leverage IaaS and Containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift) and understanding on customers benefits.
  • You have already gained experience with agile software development processes (e.g. SAFe, SCRUM, LESS, etc.).
  • Ideally you have gained field experience in Customer Projects and have a deep understanding of customer organizations and processes.
  • One of your strengths is the target group-oriented communication of complex issues.
  • You approach senior management, convince them and win them over.
  • You work effectively with individuals from multiple cultures and backgrounds.
  • Fluent German and English rounds off your profile.
We've got a lot to offer: 
An opportunity to work with innovative and modern technologies - products and services in the field of electrification, automation, and digitalization.
A working atmosphere and culture based on trust, responsibility and respect. 
We celebrate the fact that our people are individuals and have different preferences and needs. If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new! That’s why we recruit extraordinary minds from all walks of life. We are committed to furthering our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and are happy to give the opportunity to discuss flexibility and reasonable adjustment requirements. Many of our teams are working effectively in a remote, virtual environment adding to our ability to offer more flexibility on how you handle your time. 

Bring your curiosity and creativity and help us craft tomorrow!

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens AG

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Either

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