Helping exceptional college students prepare for and find renewable energy jobs.

Your Major: Computer Sci. BS

cs banner 900 Heriot Watt.jpg

So, what do B.S. Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors do in sustainable energy?  Here are some examples from past listings (2014 - 2015).  While you cannot apply for these specific jobs, they show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Article written by Joey Griggs, University of Rochester; updated in 2015 by Ankit Dubey

 

 

 
icon consulting.jpg Software Engineer, EnergySavvy. As a software engineer at EnergySavvy, the applicant will work with Django, Python, jQuery, nginx and PostgreSQL, and deploy  creations early and often to live customers. The applicant must be passionate about learning web technologies, and have experience with modern engineering techniques (Mercurial/Git, staging, continuous integration, etc). A Computer Science degree or equivalent with a strong foundation in data structures and algorithms is a must. The applicant should also have programming experience in one or more of C/C++, Python, Ruby, Javascript, C#/Java.

EnergySavvy:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Consulting

icon EV.jpg Embedded Software Engineer/Software Test Engineer, Tesla. The primary responsibility as a Software Engineer in Test will be to work with the development and test engineering teams to create new testing capabilities, to automate testing, implement new automation tools and create innovative automated test systems. Other responsibilities will include conduct research on emerging technologies, analyze and decompose a complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system, and train and mentor other team members. The applicant must have bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 3 years of relevant work experience, including development and/or test automation experience. Excellent coding skill in C, C++. Good scripting skills in at least one common language (Python, Perl, Shell).

Tesla:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Electric Vehicle

icon wildcard.jpg Tech Support, Schneider Electric. The Essential Functions as a Tech Support will include troubleshoots and provides assistance to users, installs new personal computer systems and reviews, monitors and upgrades existing personal computer systems, installs new and maintains existing hardware and software, coordinates with other IT areas to resolve problems if necessary, and conduct other assignments which assist in carrying out the mission of the IT / Helpdesk department. The applicant should have bachelor’s degree in an IT or business related area of study.

 

Schneider Electric:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Cross-Industry

icon EV.jpg Programmer (Smart Grid Simulation), Beacon Power. Computer Programmer for this role would be developing a computer program that would simulate a real world electricity grid. He/she would also write code for the simulation of our key product (grid level energy storage devices). Using the simulation platform, software engineer would also develop an automated testing infrastructure for regression testing. This role would include extensively programming and testing. The applicant must have BSCS, BSEE, or equivalent technical degree, and ability to write C/C++ code is a MUST. Knowledge of Object oriented programming is required. Knowledge of communication protocols such as TCP/IP, CAN, and RS232, Linux environment and experience with scripting (e.g., PERL, Bash) is desirable.

Beacon Power:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Electric Vehicle/Storage

icon efficiency.jpg

Configuration Analyst, Opower. The main responsibilities of configuration analyst will include to deliver high-quality client program configurations and implementation, minimize cross-functional rework by capturing client requirement accurately, ensure monitoring and continuous quality of on-going programs, minimize the impact of new/changing requirements or new platform features on program results, Optimize Opower program configurations to meet client goals, metrics, and contractual commitments and become an expert on the suite of Opower product and program configuration, monitoring and operational tools. The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required and one year of professional experience in a business or technology analyst role. The candidate must also have a good understanding of software implementation best practices and methodologies and worked in a cross functional work environment.

 

Opower:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Grid/Efficiency/Carbon Mgmt

icon utility.jpg Engineering Analyst II-Wellview, Chesapeake Energy. The Engineering Analyst will work to enhance the productivity of WellView and assist in establishing business processes for various projects and initiatives. The primary responsibilities will be to work with WellView team to optimize reporting and application requirements, build and update libraries, queries, reports, multi-well reports, and schematics, Create and maintain batch reports and servers, Test Peloton application upgrades, maintenance requests, bug fixes, add-ins, and various reports, Work to create, test, and implement WellView enhancements, Assist in creating standard documentation for WellView, Provide training on advanced report writing and querying for the Business Units and Assist with company-wide initiatives and project. The candidate must have a bachelor’s Degree- Computer science, MIS, Math related degree preferred. Candidate must also be experienced in Peloton Suite Experience: WellView, RigView, SiteView, etc.

Chesapeake Energy:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Natural Gas

icon solar.jpg UI Developer (Solar), Fraunhofer. The major responsibilities will be to design Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for commissioning, monitoring, and manipulating a PV system, program web based device communication software, develop novel smart phone application for integrating renewable energy technologies, assist in the integration of experimental Smart Grid applications, maintain front and back end server, software, and databases, and process, analyze, and display data. The applicant must have excellent academic record in graphic design or web design and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Web Design: CSS, HTML, and JavaScript, Web Hosting: Apache or Nginx, Mobile App Design and Web design across multiple form factors also required.

 

Fraunhofer:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Solar

icon utility.jpg Cyber Security/Compliance, Southern California Edison (SCE). Typical responsibilities include: Developing scripts and tools to integrate cyber security applications together and provide data to C&C “dashboards”, configuring cyber security appliances and products to accept and output data formats necessary for integration, converting various data formats for ingestion into other tools/processes and responsible for documenting data flows and related processes. The candidate must have received or will receive an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related field at an accredited institution and possess 1-2 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) performing analysis, and/or related function. Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, node.js and Perl, XML, HTML, CSV and plain text is also a must.

Southern California Edison:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Utility/Power Provider

icon efficiency.jpg

Software Engineer, Tendril Networks. The software Engineer must have a strong desire to learn and share along with motivation to work in a fast-paced environment. He/she will have many responsibilities, including: building robust, quality software following BDD/TDD practices within Scrum teams; practical experience with java and modern development and build tools (Maven, Jenkins); database experience: no-SQ (Cassandra) and sql (PostgreSQL); and having exposure to open source tools and systems- distributed caches, task and message queues, client frameworks and web apps.

Tendril Networks:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

icon biofuel.jpg

IT Support Intern, Amyris. At this entry level position at Amyris, the IT Support Intern will be able to learn about the IT world by providing assistance to the Amyris IT team where needed. Responsibilities will include: assisting the IT team in deploying Windows workstations and desk phones; assisting the IT team with customer moves; providing courteous and effective desktop support services for Windows 7 machines; following written IT guidelines; and configuring and troubleshooting MS Office applications for clients.

Amyris:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Bioenergy

 

icon EV.jpg

Embedded Software Engineer, Motiv Power. The Embedded Software Engineer will be a member of Motiv’s core engineering team. He/she would be responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of the core powertrain software. When new boards are released, he/she would take on the task of board bring up, aided by a schematic, oscilloscope, serial port, and debugger. He/she would be involved in development of code implementing anything from device drivers to application-level state machines and data management, on a queued event driven execution environment residing directly upon the silicon (i.e. no RTOS). He/she should have competency writing solid C code for embedded applications and also have at least some experience with test equipment (logic analyzers, oscilloscopes) and be able to find their way around the digital aspects of schematics.

Motiv Power:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Transportation

icon efficiency.jpg

Manufacturing Test Engineer, Silver Spring Networks. The Manufacturing Test Engineer will establish the overall software test strategy for Silver Spring Networks product line. He/she will also work with the Development Engineers and New Product Introduction/Manufacturing Engineers to establish and implement an integrated test plan. In addition a manufacturing test engineer will develop and document the necessary test software and procedures to ensure full test coverage of all SSN hardware products.

 Silver Spring Networks:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

icon efficiency.jpg

Associate Professional Services Engineer, Opower. Associate Professional Services Engineers rely on a diverse technical skill-set, including, but not limited to, writing complex SQL queries, comfort on the Linux command line, shell scripting, and a high-level programming language such as Java. The Associate Professional Services Engineer works closely with a team of Opower employees to deliver SAAS-based energy efficiency programs on behalf of utilities, including a Program Manager, a Senior Professional Services Engineer, as well as members of the software product and QA teams.

Opower:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

icon efficiency.jpg

Network Administrator, EnerNOC. The Network Administrator will be responsible for designing, configuring, and managing network connectivity including the routers and firewalls servicing EnerNOC, engineering and enabling communications with customer sites, monitoring and managing customer facing connectivity, tracking the stability of the network, coordinate troubleshooting, maintaining connectivity to our network, performing root cause analysis and removal of connectivity collection problems, and identifying engineering solutions within the network.

EnerNOC:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

icon efficiency.jpg

Design Engineer, Itron This Design Engineer will work with object oriented C++ design for Itron. The employee will develop embedded internet protocol stacks using object oriented C++, understand the use of ANSI standard C++ libraries in the development of C++ application in an embedded environment, participate in system design for home area networks, product characterization, and device interoperability tests, perform field performance validation of new and existing products, and evaluate Itron designs for possible patent applications.

Itron:

Homepage

LinkedIn

Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

 

 

nextsteps bb2.jpg

Student Next Steps

Jobs like these are posted all the time!  Keep an eye on the site.

Talk to your career center & professors about these roles, industries and companies.  They may have contacts in sustainable energy looking for your degree.

Use the Dayaway Listserv or RSS feature (after searching with Search Jobs link) to get notified of future listings like these (you need to be registered with Dayaway)

If you're registered, ask me to email you a copy of the list of companies we monitor and/or a list of historical listings for your major (to show you possibilities).

FB Logo 100.pngHow can we improve this section?  Please use the anonymous feedback box below.  Thanks.

Anonymous suggestions:

 


 

July 2015

Your Major: Multiple Majors BS
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

October 2014

Your Major: ChemE MS
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Computer Sci. MS
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

September 2014

Your Major: ChemE BS
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Economics/Policy BS
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Env. Sci. BS
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Elec. Eng. BS
Monday, September 22, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Biology/Chemistry BS
Monday, September 15, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

August 2014

Your Major: MBA
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Your Major: Biology/Chemistry MS
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The past predicts the future. These old listings show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Archive of all posts in Your Major