JOB PURPOSE: Senior Systems Engineer
A new engineering team is being established in Washington DC to continue R&D, commercialisation, and support roll out of Faraday’s unique technology platform to North America. As a senior member of this team with a focus on complex dynamic control systems you will share responsibility for design and delivery of all physical design aspects of the project all the way through to full commercialisation.
Undertake scientific research and data acquisition to inform design pathway opportunities
Complete sophisticated conceptual design based on functional and non-functional requirements
Design and implement advanced control algorithms for complex systems
Deliver systems architecture design and integration of multiple software and hardware components
Utilise Design by Rationalised Constraint
Scope and design systems for monitoring and control
Scope, design, and document test plans
Integrate systems including commercial off the shelf equipment with custom hardware
Undertake lab based testing of systems against simulations and hardware devices
Field test prototypes and interact with partner companies
Work collaboration projects with partner universities in US and Europe
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of the application of systems engineering and control systems design
Signal processing and simulation
Engineering elegant solutions to allow us to process large amount of data on tight timescales
Experience with multiple object-oriented or functional languages
Ability to work with highly complex, scalable code
Operating, database, and industrial communications system design and development
Software unit testing and integration testing
Static and dynamic simulation modelling and analysis
An understanding of agile practices
Knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems and languages is desirable
BEng / BSc Degree in Electrical / Mechatronic / Systems Engineering or equivalent
4+ years of experience in systems design in related industry (or academic research) of dynamic control of energy systems, automotive (electric or otherwise) or aerospace systems
Experience using MATLAB Simulink, RTDS, dSpace, or similar essential
Team player, reliable
Innovative and creative, does not hesitate to take initiative
Open minded problem solver
Commensurate with experience. $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year with benefits.
Washington D.C., USA
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BACKGROUND ON FARADAY GRID
Faraday Grid are designers of the energy ecosystem of the future. Conceived in Australia, established headquarters in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Faraday attracts leaders in the fields of technology, economy, and engineering to join and enable sustainable prosperity through the redesign of the electricity network, the Faraday Grid.
As entering into the US Market, we are establishing an entirely new team, the center for Faraday’s US operations. This team of full functionality will build on the company’s existing IP but will have a chance to develop new material from first principles as well. Faraday’s ubiquitous technology unlocks unprecedented productivity within the energy system. Our US team will support local R&D and commercialization of this core technology.
The Faraday Grid is the next generation in electricity networks. It allows a more efficient use of electrical energy from generation through to consumption by addressing the issue of volatility from generation sources. Asynchronous and non-dispatchable sources directly alter the nature of the network and introduce instability and inefficiency. It helps to resolve the irreconcilable tension between targets for greater renewable energy integration and the demand for reliable affordable energy.
The Faraday Grid utilises a revolutionary new technology in the Faraday Exchanger. When distributed throughout the electricity network, each Faraday Exchanger dynamically controls the power flow within its region autonomously. This allows a higher penetration of renewable energy sources and maximizes grid efficiency and energy utilization by rapidly modulating power flow to reduce noise and maintain an efficient power factor. It is an entirely new device combining several established electrical engineering principles from different fields enabling the network to continuously operate at its peak efficiency.
It is a disruptive technology of system-wide significance, and yet one that is designed to be deployable incrementally on a replacement basis. As such, the transformation is analogous to the transition of the telephone system into the internet.
The approach we take to develop our technology is guided by Design by Rationalised ConstraintTM. This is a rigorous and exhaustive process that identifies the optimal design for a system according to the specific complex of constraints applicable to a particular intention and operation. By dynamically simulating constraints and their relationships it is possible to explore complexity and network effects and understand design implications and consequences. The intention of Design by Rationalised Constraint is to achieve a state of optimality closest to the opportunity defined by those knowable constraints that are in operation for the system of interest.