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Senior Power Systems Engineer

Salary: €70,000-85,000

Full-time hybrid with Vienna office base

IONATE is a deep technology start-up, revolutionising grid-scale power flow control with an innovative hardware-software solution. Our Austrian team is looking for an Senior Power Systems Engineer to support our work on game-changing green technology and grow within our world-class team.

Requiring a solid expertise for power systems and the SCADA world, this position will involve working directly with our software team based in Vienna. You will play a key role through all aspects of the technology development lifecycle, taking concepts through to commercial product for customers.

With a focus on developing power systems, high frequency data analysis and grid modelling, you will be active in initiating and leading design reviews and technical discussions and will have an innovative approach with engineering reasoning. Importantly, your work will include supporting project and test activities and contributing to ensure that these are completed within schedule and budget.

What you will do:

  • Work as part of our expert multidisciplinary team distributed across Europe

  • Shape the network and power grid optimization stack for the revolutionary concept for IONATE’s connected transformers together with the team

  • Lead the grid modelling, analysis and optimization tasks


What you will need:

  • Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering: Preferably a Master's or PhD with a specialization in Power Systems Engineering.

  • Solid experience in coding Javascript, Nodejs, Typescript, Python and / or C++

  • High interest in Data Science tasks

  • Proven track record in designing or working with modern transformers and advanced smart grid technologies.

  • Deep understanding of techniques for controlling voltage levels and removing harmonics in the power grid.

  • Strong background in developing and implementing algorithms for improving grid performance and efficiency.

  • Familiarity with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used in grid management and monitoring and related protocols and standards

  • Skills for visualizing complex data in web applications

  • Self-management and drive; willing to proactively take on complex challenges

  • Ability to problem solve and think of solutions to difficult technical problems you might not have encountered before

  • Strong delivery focus, taking on end-to-end ownership of projects and/or products


It would be useful to have:

  • Knowledge in the ML/AI area

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Your benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules: You will be based in our modern Vienna offices but will have the flexibility for hybrid work-from-home arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have. 

  • Employee Option Plan: You get equity in IONATE, so as we succeed so do you. 

  • Company Pension: A competitive, flexible, and sustainable pension product to help you plan for your future. 

  • Career Development: It’s important to us that you have the opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth. 

  • Slow travel: We believe in a low carbon future, so if you wish to travel by a lower carbon method – but it takes much longer than flying - we will give you an extra 2 days holiday per year. 

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IONATE has a friendly team that collaborates and supports one-another. If you don’t fit all the description above, but you are passionate about the work we are doing and could add value to our team, please get in touch. We believe in making positions fit the skills of people, not the other way around. We are also committed to providing equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. We value diversity in race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity and encourage you to apply wherever you come from. 

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