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Head of R&D (w/m/d) Grid Control Applications

Job Description

We accelerate and secure the energy transition sustainably and profitably.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure Grid Software enables grid operators as well as industrial and infrastructure companies to accelerate the energy transition sustainably and profitably. We connect the physical and digital world with an integrated OT and IT landscape along the entire value chain from planning to operation and maintenance. In doing so, we follow the design principles of modularity, openness, user centricity, interoperability and reliability. 

The "Net Zero" challenge is leading to a fundamental change in energy production and consumption. By 2030, a seven-fold increase in DER installations is forecast. This groundbreaking transformation of the energy sector, characterized by a bidirectional flow of electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources and new consumption patterns, leads to enormous complexity. This is where we come in.

Our big goal? We believe that software is the key to turning these challenges into opportunities.

What part will you play?
  • You create and lead high performance software development teams to deliver the leading grid control system software.
  • Beyond that, you have the responsibility for the development budget, the software quality, location and sourcing strategy.
  • Together with the architecture community you define technology and architecture guidelines and drive their implementation.
  • You foster a close collaboration with our project execution department to serve our customers best. Furthermore, you foster a lean and agile mindset and a collaborative yet competitive environment. (We want to deliver the best solution on the market!). 
  • You drive fast release cycles and constantly improve fully automated CI/CD pipelines and prepare the organization towards DevOps.
What you need to make real what matters.
  • You have a masters degree in Computer Science or similar experience.
  • In addition, you bring more than 6 years of experience in managing large and multi-site software development organization in a solution based environment. 
  • You have proven experiences in the development of complex OT software to provide winning software to power our world-class customer solutions.
  • You have a proven track record with agile transformation and especially with SAFe. In addition you are familiar with inner source practices.
  • You are experienced in refactoring and improving of large, complex OT applications.
  • You bring excellent collaboration skills and the ability to look across departments for the best outcome while keeping the customer in mind.
  • Experience with complex solution projects in a regulated environment is a plus.
  • You bring the ability to balance short-term and long-term priorities in a sustainable manner without losing track of the technical debt of the system.
  • Excellent leadership skills focused on developing people and skills is a requirement.
  • We expect an excellent command of English and the knowledge of the German language is a plus.
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 
  • 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.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens AG

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Either

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