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software developer

Spectral /  Amsterdam (NL)

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Job description

You will work closely with data scientists, power systems engineers and fellow developers on developing control and monitoring solutions for smart grids and renewable energy power plants.

An example project that you could be working on:

Virtual Power Plant platform - a turn-key solution that enables intelligent management of grid networks, distributed energy resources (DERs), and energy storage. The platform enables many DERs to be aggregated into a virtual power plant which can be deployed for the provision of energy services, such as frequency regulation. The total integrated system includes numerous components, such as: embedded energy management systems, device communication interfaces, advanced control, and optimization algorithms, physical / cyber security systems, data processing services, user interfaces (both embedded and cloud-based), sensors, and measurement systems.

Your tasks will include:
* Working with our team and third parties to develop system designs, including the definition of functional requirements, data models, architecture and specification of communication protocols
* Developing new and existing back-end applications
* Diagnosing and optimizing the performance of critical, high-throughput applications
* Contributing to cutting-edge innovation and R&D projects which push the boundaries of the current state of the art in smart-grids and energy management technologies
* Mentoring junior developers, * Time series databases (e.g. InfluxDB)
* GitLab Pipelines
* Google Cloud Platform
* Docker, Kubernetes
* RabbitMQ
* Familiarity with SCADA systems and relevant hardware components
* Familiarity with Smart-grids and energy systems


Spectral, a system integration and smart energy services company in Amsterdam, is looking for a software developer to join the existing development team. If you can bring talent and enthusiasm, we can offer the opportunity to be a part of a game-changing team working on high-performance microgrids, smart building applications, energy control systems and other tech solutions to drive the energy transition., Spectral develops technological solutions that unlock the value of energy storage, demand flexibility, and locally produced renewable energy, propelling the evolution of smart energy networks.Our website


Broadly, we're looking for someone who is innovative and passionate about applying technology to find optimal solutions, solving complex challenges, and is capable of adaptively working with different programming languages and frameworks.

More specifically, we are using C# to develop a number of real-time applications that perform data logging and smart control. Our ideal candidate has a strong background in the .NET ecosystem and is comfortable with a lot of the surrounding technologies, such as Windows and Powershell, while also being familiar with IoT, SCADA and control systems.

You should have high attention to detail, be a proactive problem solver and work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Most of all, we're looking for someone who is highly motivated to join us on our mission to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. Our international team is based in Amsterdam North. Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.

Essential experience
* 5+ years' relevant professional work experience
* Intimate knowledge of a high level object-oriented language, ideally C# (strong candidates in other languages will be considered)
* Familiarity with cloud-native systems (whether on AWS, GCP or Azure)
* Familiarity with automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment
* Fluent in English, spoken and written

Conditions and benefits

An awesome, multicultural, and very ambitious entrepreneurial team and the chance to change the world for the better using innovative software! The business is growing fast, and we have the privilege of working with front-running clients and partners on innovative and impactful projects.

This challenging opportunity will put you in an ambitious, international team, with space for your own ideas and for your personal development within a close-knit team that celebrates successes together.

No unnecessary hierarchy, but a team of like-minded individuals that are committed to making a lasting change in the energy landscape. You will be offered a competitive salary. We've got perks like free fruit, organic lunches at the office twice a week, fun weekly drinks, and many more.

We are committed to be a workplace where we can all be ourselves. For us, that means celebrating and promoting diversity. We work hard on creating an inclusive culture where all candidates feel welcome.

The start date is flexible, but you could begin immediately.

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