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Job Description: Junior Software Engineer

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a leading provider of Smart Grid products and services with an international client list of utilities including Scottish and Southern Energy, UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution, Con Edison, Southern California Edison and Iberdrola. SGS delivers Active Network Management (ANM) technology solutions that are supported by power systems analysis, systems integration and support services that allow electricity network operators to connect more Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the existing grid, while avoiding or postponing grid reinforcements. 

This is a dedicated software role delivering a set of specific activities focused around Product Development and Proof-of-Concept Builds.  The candidate will be expected to work in a fast moving environment, across multiple projects and as part of multi-disciplinary teams.  The candidate will contribute significantly to the delivery of specific Product Development projects by applying knowledge of Core Java, Design Patterns and Systems Integration.

The candidate will work closely with internal clients on the build and implementation of Smart Grid Applications to ensure that the projects delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions meet the quality standards expected by the client. The candidate will be expected to operate with autonomy, taking full ownership of delivery, as part of a highly functioning and accomplished team.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Working under supervision on all aspects of the company software platform.
  • Contributing high-level ideas and solutions to the team in standups & design meetings.
  • More prominent member of the sprint teams.
  • Taking responsibility for on-boarding graduates and trainees.
  • Contributing technical articles to the wiki and encouraged to collaborate to and expand the existing knowledge base.
  • Liaise with other practices to provide software support.


Required Experience and Capabilities

  • Practical working knowledge of the ANM architecture and control methodologies.
  • Ability to build & configure an ANM system.
  • Rudimentary knowledge of the power systems domain.
  • Exposure to enterprise level programming concepts and technologies.
  • Contribute to technical documents.
  • Ability to troubleshoot system faults and diagnose bugs.
  • Good knowledge of the build pipeline and the software delivery process.
  • Working knowledge of the QMS processes and practices.

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • Strong academic track record in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or similar, relevant course.
  • Experience of object-oriented software design methodologies and tools.
  • Experience of working within a team-based software lifecycle methodology (Agile) delivering tasks to budget and timescale.



Job Type

Full-time (ask us about flexible/hybrid working)


  • Competitive salary, dependent upon experience
  • 33 days holiday
  • 5% matched Employer pension scheme
  • Up to 5% Gainshare bonus per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Life Cover (3x)
  • Cyclescheme
  • Flexible / Hybrid Working Opportunities

 In return, you’ll be joining a highly engaged and passionate team that rewards commitment and achievement!


How to Apply

If you’re interested in applying for this position or have any questions about the role or life at Smarter Grid Solutions we’d love to hear from you!  Please email a CV/resume (and any questions, notice period and salary expectations) to

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!



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