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Manager - Converter Control Hardware & Firmware

Requisition ID:  28062

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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


Vestas Factory

Management | Full-Time

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Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrica > Power Solutions; Applications, Controls & Electrical; Converter & Electrical Module; Converter Control Hardware & Firmware

Vestas Power Solutions is the R&D function of Vestas. Through innovation, development, and continuous 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 sustainable power systems of the future. Converter & Electrical Module is a part of Vestas Power Solutions, and the Module consists of several Sub Modules concentrated on power conversion and transformation. The Converter & Electrical Module is responsible for the technology and product development of Converters, Transformers, Switchgears, and HV cables. The Converter Control Hardware & Firmware Sub Module develops and maintains all embedded converter software, controller HW, SW tools, real-time simulation platforms, and SW test systems for all, converters. We provide first-in-classVesta’s converter solutions with quality meeting system and grid requirements. As Sub Module Owner of Converter Control Hardware & Firmware, you will have direct reports in Denmark and Portugal, and you will report to the Module Owner of Converter & Electrical Module and be part of the Module management tea



You will be responsible for the Sub Module and the performance of the team, i.e. delivering high-quality, safe, sustainable, and durable design solutions on time at the agreed cost taking the entire value chain and life cycle into account. You will develop employees through coaching and target setting. You must ensure solid collaboration inside and outside of Vestas Power Solutions, with creative contact with relevant stakeholders to always seek the best for Vesta’s solutions. You must have a good overview of all tasks going on in the Sub Module and be prepared to communicate time schedules and resource constraints and negotiate priorities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring timely execution of Sub Module deliverables such as high-quality solutions and documentation.

  • Coordinating resource planning and delegation of work and budget control.

  • In collaboration with project managers; facilitating planning sessions and following up on progress.

  • Motivated talent management and development

  • Skilled people performance and development dialogue (incl. one-to-one, target setting, and development plans)

  • Coaching employees in the execution of daily tasks


Full life cycle involvement of all stakeholders for the Sub Module as well as delivering the needed solutions and documentation for the full value chain within the scope of the Sub Module

  • Responsible for the technical quality of the Sub Module for all product variants, having the approval authority for the Sub Module level

  • Recruiting new employees and scaling with consultants

  • Building and maintaining stakeholder relations across Vestas.

  • Identifying optimizations in processes and solutions.

  • Embracing opportunities and changes



  • Proven management performance in a large cross-cultural organization

  • A bachelor/master's in relevant areas within the embedded software domain

  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience as an embedded software Engineer

  • Experienced in management of embedded engineering Engineering teams

  • Cross-cultural understanding and for instance experience with international companies



We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality:

  • Motivated, positive, enthused,result-orientediastic and extrovert with a profound mindset and "can-do" attitude

  • Creative; result oriented and has a good sense of responsibility

  • Solid leadership and communication skills and capable of acting as a motivator

  • Adept at coordinating across borders, with teams in different time zones and cultural surroundings

  • Good organizational skills and can collaborate and communicate on all levels in the organization

  • Great English skills (speaking and writing)

  • Solid networker and can easily build relationships


What we offer

We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring, innovative, motivated, and international work environment in the renewable energy sector. We highly value initiative, responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions


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. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.