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Software Engineer - Solar Automation


Austin, TX, US, 78701 San Francisco, CA, US, n/a Chicago, IL, US, 60654


RWE Renewables Americas LLCAustin, Chicago, San Francisco


To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Engineering 

Remuneration: Non-Exempt



As an automation engineer with the Global solar engineering's Tools, Standards and Technology team, you will be responsible for capturing technical requirements and process improvements to support value engineering through advanced automation.  You will work very closely with the project design and modelling team to develop cloud based tools. This will focus on optimizing layout and yield design as well as perform data engineering on operations data for RWE’s project pipeline globally. You will take an active role in developing innovative tools and apps for continuously improving how we work.


Essential functions:

  • Automation of RWE solar engineering processes  
  • Strong passion for working in the renewable energy industry
  • Work closely with North America solar engineering and finance teams
  • Regular interfacing with European engineering and finance teams
  • Develop, evaluate and enhance existing Python tools developed in house
  • Process owner for capturing technical application requirements and support value engineering through automation



  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience providing quantitative analysis, software development and automation preferably in solar/storage business
  • Bachelor’s in engineering at minimum
  • Knowledge of solar energy assessment and operations performance analytics
  • Understanding of PV modelling concepts using tools like PVCase and PVsyst is a plus


Tools :

  • Knowledge in Plant Predict/Terabase and PVLib
  • Expereince in Python libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, Plotly and Requests libraries
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms. 
  • Experience with Elastic Search


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We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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