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Safety Software Engineer

Requisition ID:  28076

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory

Are you interested in joining a global and diverse company? Do you want to be part of a company that is bringing sustainable energy solutions to power a solid future to the world? Join us!


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Eletrical > Functional Safety & SW

The Functional Safety & Software department is accountable for end-to-end system design of turbine safety functions, including the implementation of safety software. Based on risk assessments, we identify the safety functions needed, work out the safety integrity requirements, build up the safety system architecture, and settle the HW and SW requirements. Using a model-based approach, we implement and test safety software in the ANSYS SCADE environment, and verify the system integration in a combination of test environments.



The safety software engineer will be responsible for developing software for safety functions in Vestas products according to functional safety standards. This work includes but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Analysis and breakdown of system requirements, based on interactions with stakeholders
  • Design and implementation of software for distributed safety system using ANSYS SCADE Suite
  • System test in various environments, including PC-based simulators, HWIL test rigs, and real-life turbines
  • Generation of documentation artefacts
  • Development and maintenance of software development of software tool chain



  • M.Sc. or PhD in control engineering, software engineering, electronics engineering, or similar
  • 3+ years of industry experience within embedded software development
  • Experience with scripting and software development tool chains
  • Great English writing and verbal communication skills
  • It’s valued that you are no stranger to electrical and hydraulic systems



  • You have a structured approach to daily work and have an eye for detail
  • You are willing to openly share results and situations, and work with your own development


What We Offer

We offer an opportunity to be part of an established company in an exciting business with a very comprehensive product range. You will be part of a project-oriented team with very qualified colleagues in an inspiring work environment. You will be offered an attractive compensation package based on your qualifications and the demands of this position. You will be part of an international organization with opportunities to grow and develop in the job - professionally and personally.


Additional Information
We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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