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Software Engineer - Power Systems

Latimer Controls

Latimer Controls

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Colorado, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

About Latimer Controls

Latimer Controls is an early-stage energy-tech startup based in Denver, CO. We are focused on developing control systems for electric utilities that allow them to utilize their large-scale solar assets flexibly. Born from research at NREL, our team is committed to solving technically intensive problems in the energy space. As a Techstars portfolio company and DOE American Made Solar Prize Round 6 champion, we have garnered recognition for our groundbreaking work in the solar energy sector.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our tight-knit team of three founders. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in developing high quality, production-ready software that integrates advanced mathematical concepts born from research-level code. As a pivotal member of our engineering team, you will play a crucial role in further advancing our products's capabilities, ensuring its adaptability to evolving industry trends, and contributing to the success of our innovative projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the founders and cross-functional teams to design, develop, and maintain software solutions for utility-scale solar PV systems.
  • Enable the integration of our software with Schweitzer RTAC and SCADA systems through iterative development and testing that will be deployed in lab and live solar plant environments.
  • Work closely with data scientists and machine learning engineers to implement advanced algorithms for real-time data analysis and optimization.
  • Develop, test, and deploy software updates, ensuring robust performance and reliability even in complex operating conditions.
  • Lead code reviews, quality assurance, and documentation efforts to maintain high software standards.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments, best practices, and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement and innovation within our software solutions.
  • Collaborate with external partners, including utilities and research organizations, to understand their specific requirements and tailor our software accordingly.
  • Actively contribute to the growth and knowledge-sharing culture within our startup environment.
  • Willingness and ability to become a product and team leader within our technical developments as we expand our team and manage technical due diligence for our customers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a software engineer deploying early stage mathematical software to deployment-ready professional code,
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience with the SEL RTAC hardware system.
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, Matlab, C/C++, and/or Rust, with a focus on development software with controls and/or machine learning application in IEC structured text.
  • Familiarity with machine learning models including deep neural networks, RNNs, LSTMs, and reinforcement learning.
  • Familiarity with time-series modeling and predictive analytics.
  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols, including ModBus or DNP3, is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience or background knowledge in the electric utility sector or a related field is advantageous.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced startup environment, taking initiative and adapting to evolving project requirements.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, and a passion for clean energy solutions!

Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in the renewable energy sector and contribute to a sustainable future by solving one of the primary unsolved issues with operating a 100% renewable power grid.
  • Work alongside a team of visionary founders, technical advisors that are renowned global leaders in the field, and customer profiles with large energy footprints.
  • Competitive salary and equity in our growing startup.
  • Access to cutting-edge technology and a supportive work environment that fosters innovation.
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development as we expand.

Expected Compensation: $100,000 - $150,000/yr (with equity).