Digital Grid Operations Software Engineer

Location NL-Arnhem
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Business Area
Energy Systems
Information Technology/Software Development
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Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
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Local Unit & Position Description

In a typical energy IT environment, several components and devices from different manufacturers have to interoperate flawlessly. Communication standards are a basic requirement to realize open infrastructures and device interoperability. Energy companies often require that a product passes a conformance test before they will proceed to purchase. The test will reveal any interpretation problems and bugs in the software at an early stage (before implementation on the customer’s site). In DNV's experience, more than 90 percent of devices fail the first test. It has been proven that using certified products significantly reduces communication problems when a device enters service.


In Arnhem we operate the world’s first accredited IEC 61850 level A test lab and within DNV we are the centre of excellence on data communication protocols. Also externally our lab is recognized as leading the industry, this is shown in the higher number of tests/year compared to our direct competition. To keep up with market demand, we’re looking for a Protocol Test Engineer to strengthen our team.


As a Software Engineer you gather insigths from our test engineers about the needs of our tools. You will be translating these needs into scrum user stories and plan them into our scrum session. Next to this you support our test engineers in solving bugs as they are performing tests at customer location. You will gather market intelligence and disucss with our subject matter epxerts what trends and developments are taking place in the standardization commission and translate this into our development team. 


And also you will:

  • Develop new features of our tools for the following protocol (IEC61850, DLMS, IEC60807-5-104 etc.)
  • Gather market insights from subject matter experts and standardization commisions
  • Contribute to the software quality in our team
  • Mentor juniors and contribute to their growth
  • Maintain our testing tools by fixing bugs and plan improvements (C# .NET)

Position Qualifications

We’re looking for a new colleague who has a flexible attitude, is pro-active and eager to learn new things.


Next to the above:

  • You have a background in Software engineering
  • You have strong English language skills, both verbal and written
  • You are available to travel (inter)nationally on a incidental basis 
  • You are a team player but also able to work independently
  • You never compromise on quality
  • You take responsibility for your own tasks and competences
  • It's a big benefit if you have knowledge of current IEC standards and communication protocols like MMS
  • Prefereably Dutch language skills.

What we’re offering:

  • We’re offering a challenging, varied and responsible job in a dynamic and international environment
  • You will be part of a larger team of about 200 committed professionals
  • Your home office will be our office in Arnhem with flexible working

  • We offer you plenty of opportunities for personal growth, according to our 70-20-10 philosophy: 70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training
  • Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately, including good fringe benefits such as a 38-hour work week, 30 leave days with option to sell or buy extra days, laptop, smart phone and expense allowance.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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