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Software Engineer C++

Requisition ID:  26978

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time

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 & Electrical > Module Application SW

Vestas Power Solutions is the cornerstone of Vestas. Through innovation, development and continuous product improvement we develop the products and technologies that reduce the cost of energy and bring the highest possible value to our customers and to Vestas. To put it short: Vestas Power Solutions develops the wind power systems of the future.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate is excited for software and a natural lead ability that people will follow. You have great Stakeholder management and interpersonal skills at both a technical and non-technical level. You have great problem-solving skills and possess the ability to handle conflicting priorities and multiple tasks.

You are a enthusiastic team member who is goal-orientated and demonstrates a high level of commitment with the ability to work under minimal supervision. You are customer-orientated, whether responding to support queries or developing new functionalities

Moreover, it is essential that you have solid analytical skills and are detail oriented, enabling you to deliver results. You are a Team-oriented person, able to effectively prioritise multiple tasks and timelines, to accurately meet deadlines.

You are culturally open-minded, a good communicator and able to establish relationships across geographical boundaries and cultures. You have great written and verbal skills with people at all levels across the organization in English.



As Lead Software Engineer, you will

  • Demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm and willingness to guide projects and initiatives
  • Take a lead on projects and mentoring other team members by removing possible pain points
  • Be the technical lead in Design Center Porto's Application team
  • Support in building the technical organization at the Design Center Porto's office and will have a big influence of the technical success
  • Be engaged for defining the software requirements and functional operation of the turbine
  • Be a efficient contributor in the continuous improvement of our processes, architecture and tools
  • Be engaged in the early stage feasibility studies of new products working together with other engineering disciplines like converter, electrical, hardware etc.
  • Be committed in writing and updating comprehensive technical documentation and maintain software functionality
  • Engage in root cause session to identify potential turbine performance issues



You have:

  • MSc in Computer-science, Electrical Engineering or similar from an accredited University
  • 7-10 years of working experience working with software development
  • Expert programming skills in C++
  • Object Oriented & State based software design
  • Proficiency in software development tools
  • Hands-on experience with product or technology development


It's good to have:

  • Experience with Technical Management
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Experience in real time embedded systems and control software
  • Programming skills in scripting languages Ruby/Python/Bash
  • Experience with C#
  • Experience with GIT, JIRA and other Atlassian tools
  • Experience with SCRUM and Agile Development



Competencies Required to be suitable in the position we expect that:

  • You take the lead in training and welcoming newcomers to the Software team within Control Engineering
  • You are pro-active, result oriented and have a solid sense of responsibility
  • You are able to meet your deadlines with the right quality
  • You have a creative approach to new tasks
  • You do well as part of a team and it comes naturally to you to collaborate and share knowledge
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • Last, but not least, you will be required to work within an international team


What We Offer

We offer an opportunity to be part of a global team in an exciting business with a very comprehensive product range. The working environment in Control Engineering is informal but with clear direction. You will be part of a project-oriented organization 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.


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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