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Senior Control Software Engineer for Traction Applications

Senior Control Software Engineer for Traction Applications

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For our competence center at ABB Traction in Turgi, we are looking for a flexible and highly motivated Senior Control Software Engineer to strengthen our multi-disciplinary Engineering team. If you like working in a dynamic environment, developing traction application software for a wide range of vehicles such as trams, locomotives, trains or buses, "mixing" technical challenges and customer focus, this opportunity is for you!

Your responsibilities


  • You develop control software for customer projects for traction converters and battery storage systems from the software requirements definition to the operational release running on the final system
  • You create and update software documentation according to the defined standards and homologation needs
  • You test and troubleshoot software in diverse environments like real-time simulator, laboratory, and finally on the vehicle
  • You support commissioning on site as well as remotely. You are willing to travel between 20 to 30% of the time
  • You provide technical support to your peers, to other disciplines and to the customer during bid phase, project development, laboratory testing, homologation, and initial operation
  • You contribute to the further development of SW standardization by extending and maintaining libraries and software architecture

Your background


  • You have a University (Higher education) degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Computer Science or equivalent
  • You bring a minimum of 3 years of working experience in SW development for closed loop control, signal processing, algorithms, and real time programming mechanisms
  • You have experience with Matlab-Simulink or IEC 61131-3 programming languages
  • You have a broad knowledge of converter control and power electronics
  • You have knowledge of SW Versioning tools (SVN, Git) and bring a well-structured approach to creating high-quality software and documentation
  • This is a plus if you bring some understanding of SW development processes standards (like EN 50657, EN 50128 or IS0 26262)
  • You have the ability to work effectively in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, the ability to learn quickly and flair to face new challenges
  • You bring a creative and solution-focused approach and show strong written and spoken communication skills
  • You are fluent in English, German is a plus


  • Canteen
  • Flexible work practices
  • Gym membership

More about us

ABB Traction is the leading provider of traction technologies, driving innovation in rail and e-mobility. Our traction,
auxiliary and energy storage solutions make transportation easier, saving energy every day. Our people and our culture are the foundation of our success. All of us together make the difference for our customers every day

We look forward to receiving your application. The recruiting process is led by Sofia-Li Andersson, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. If you would like to learn more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

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Senior Control Software Engineer for Traction Applications


Veröffentlicht am 15.05.2024

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