Business Software Engineer (Hamburg, Germany)

Envision Energy
10 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Position will be ideally located at our Center of Excellence in Hamburg, Germany. Other European locations like will be considered, as needed. About the Company Envision Energy Center of Excellence (COE) is located in Hamburg - the international Metropolis in Northern Germany. The COE is a subsidiary of Envision Energy. Envision is a leading global smart energy technology provider of full turn-key state-of-the-art energy solutions such as smart wind farms, providing smart energy management software and services, and developing other advanced energy technologies for the future. The business of Envision Energy has multiplied since its foundation in 2007. We were ranked among the top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in the world in 2015. Our cloud-based software currently helps customers manage over 50GW of their wind and solar assets globally. The COE experts are dedicated to create the best turn-key solutions for the customer and to optimize our product by lean and controlled processes, continuously leveraging the standards in safety, quality, reliability and business. Envision Energy stands by its mission of "solving the challenges for a sustainable future" through advanced technologies and smart products. To achieve that Envision is growing its world-class international team inviting you to join our journey. For more information about our company, please visit: About the Position The Business Software Developer position offers the opportunity to truly shape the business and to go beyond the current state of renewable business in a team of passionate experts. You can expect global reach, career perspectives and a competitive compensation package. You will be working in a team of industry experts all with significant experience in wind farm project delivery. The position shall be preferably based in Hamburg but any other major city convenient for air travel is acceptable on mutual agreement as well. A certain amount of international travel will also be required. More specifically the Business Software Developer is a high profile solution designer operating at the leading edge of software designs for industrial scale capital project digital transformation. She/ he will work closely with all the functional heads of the Centre of Excellence and report to the PMO Director for project development, delivery and operation to translate their processes and systems into a novel, market-leading software platform that compliments existing platforms. The result of this individual's leadership will be a cutting-edge, end-to-end software solution that guides asset owners in every step of the wind energy value chain from site layout to long-term asset management. The role will be accountable for:Managing the links and interface across a large number of applications that make up the front to back wind project life cycleTranslating the PMO Director's process, governance and structure into Software product application toolsInteract with the functional heads from Envision HQ, the Centre of Excellence and the Global Digital Energy Centre to capture their needs in a program of workCapturing the different system software applications into one overarching tool/ platformScoping and updating a roadmap reflecting the overview of the pipeline projects within a program of workAs required, recruiting and managing a team of software engineers to work on programming international projects included in the project roadmapEnsuring the quality of the software architecture to meet pre-defined requirements and international project certification standards Skills/ Qualifications:Educated to degree level or above in a software development, business systems, data science, computer science or engineering disciplinePrior experience of working on multiple international software projects across different departmentsDemonstrable track record of success in developing and commercialising software solutions that are at the forefront of the sectors you have been operating inStrong listening and analysis skills to understand the business needs and identify solutionsTechnical understanding of software architecture and programming languages (C++/C#/.NET) in order to recommend the most appropriate solutionsCapacity to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audienceFlexibility and willingness to travel as requiredPrior experience of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment is desirable and management of several work streams through a geographically dispersed teamPrevious experience within the wind energy industry is highly desirableCommunication: easily interact and cooperate with different stakeholders of different backgrounds using both technical and plain languageInitiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires itConceptual Thinking: The ability to find effective solutions by taking holistic, abstract or theoretical perspective; results oriented and innovativeLeadership: The ability to enhance others' commitment to their work and set the example to be followed

Company Description:

Envision Energy ranks among the world's top 10 wind turbine manufacturers by size and is the third largest in China. The company is already the largest turbine supplier to the offshore wind industry in China. Envision wind turbines are consistently highly rated by major users in China and the company continues to drive technology and engineering excellence. The Envision Wind Turbine Technology Innovation Center in Silkeborg, Denmark has been a part of this commitment since 2010. In fact, Envision is the largest investor in R&D in Denmark of any Chinese company.

In the US, the company's Houston, Texas office is expanding and is focused on increasing R&D capability in turbine and wind farm design tools, turbine and wind farm design for low wind, wind farm optimization and wind farm level farm controls. In addition, Envision has established an office in Menlo Park, California to invest in sensor, Internet-of-Things, software, security and other technologies. Envision also has an office in Boulder, Colorado where its Global Center of Excellence in Blade Engineering and Design is being established. At the same time, the company is also developing a Center of Excellence in Hamburg, Germany in Engineering, Procurement and Construction in order to support project development, construction and O&M activities in international markets.

Commercially, Envision Energy is expanding internationally in its wind turbine business and has already developed a presence in Mexico, Chile, India, UK, Sweden, Canada, Turkey, New Zealand and the United States.

There are multiple concurrent thrusts in the growth of the company in its journey to become a leading global renewable energy company. In its core business, Envision is redoubling its commitment to technology and innovation. In this respect, the company is firmly focused on hiring the best engineers, scientists and professionals to join its Houston and Boulder Offices where much of the company's most exciting Engineering and R&D projects and priorities are being executed. More information on the company can be found at the its US website at: