Software Engineer (Standardisation/Cyber Security)

Location NL-Arnhem | BE-Antwerpen | DE-Dresden
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Information Technology/Software Development
Location Details
Arnhem, Dresden, Antwerpen
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

In a typical energy OT 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.


We are searching for two roles or two combined roles, Software Developer and/or Test Engineer.

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. Our lab is recognized as leading the industry, leading the standardisation group with involvement in all power system communication standards, from cyber security to network modelling.


As a Software Developer/ Test Engineer you gather insights from our test engineers and external clients about the needs of our tools. You will be translating these needs into scrum user stories and plan them into our scrum session. You will gather market intelligence and discuss with our subject matter experts what trends and developments are taking place in the standardization commission and translate this into our development team. 


As an industry professional you will also:

  • Develop new applications or features of our tools for the power system industry. You will work with the following protocols: CIM (Common Information Model), IEC 61850, DLMS, IEC60807-5-104/101, IEC 62351, and other smart grid and distribution automation protocols)
  • Work with our test procedures to test innovative products and prototypes.
  • Gather market insights from subject matter experts and standardization commissions
  • Contribute to the software quality in our team
  • Maintain our testing tools by fixing bugs and plan improvements (C# .NET)

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Power System or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience designing, analysing, and troubleshooting distributed systems.
  • Experience as a technical influencer for highly scalable distributed system designs.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with solid verbal and written communication skills, a sense of ownership, and drive.
  • You have strong English language skills, both verbal and written
  • You are available to travel (inter)nationally on an incidental basis 
  • You are a team player but also able to work independently
  • You take responsibility for your own tasks and competences, and you never compromise on quality
  • It's a big benefit if you have knowledge of current IEC standards, communication protocols or cybersecurity

What we’re offering:

  • You will have the chance to develop in one of the following tracks: Industry Specialist, engineer, or consultant.
  • 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 main office will be in Arnhem but you can work also with team members from Germany (Dresden) and Belgium (Antwerp)
  • We help you enhance your home office, and we allow flexible working conditions.
  • 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, smartphone, 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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