Senior Control Software Engineer

Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Guelph, ON



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e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.  
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Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.  
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Position Title:         Senior Control Software Engineer  

Department:              Engineering 

Entity:                         E-STORTAGE 

Location:                  New Jersey, Guelph, (Remote locations will be considered) 

Reports To:             Senior Director of Battery Engineering 


The Senior Control Software Engineer will lead the implementation of BESS capable of ultra-fast response to dispatch commands and grid supply variations. This candidate is familiar with power systems, utility generation, protection, and transmission systems, as well as modern industrial networks and utility communication protocols. 




  • Technical contract exhibits: Drafting and negotiating fast response BESS plant controller technical requirements.
  • Managing stakeholders, utilities, and suppliers of fast response controllers for design and deliverables
  • Verifying testing and commissioning of the new advanced BESS plant controllers
  • Mentor team members and supervise work processes to ensure development of high-quality deliverables to meet timeline and budget commitments.
  • Develop new tools, implement processes, provide feedback, and work with other stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement of the technology/engineering/ delivery value stream.


Must have domain experience in solar PV or battery energy storage the Digital-Twin software Engineer must be proficient in the following: 

  • Experience with power grid, power generation and/or renewable integration control.
  • Experience with utility market applications.
  • Experience with DigSilent PowerFactory, EMTP or other powers systems modeling tools
  •   Expertise in model-based control SW development
  •  Expertise in Git workflow
  •   Experience with Linux.




  • Scripting (Python,Batch)
  • Relationship & time series database
  • Write automated tests
  • Jupyter, Deepnote


Cloud platform: 


  • Experience with Azure and AWS cloud infrastructure




          Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively to internal and external audience. 

          A go-getter professional with a can-do attitude - setting aggressive, measurable goals and objectives for him/herself and prepared to be measured against them. 

          A dynamic professional with the ability to positively interact and collaborate with a diverse group of people at all levels and disciplines and capable of standing in front of key clients, thinking on his/her feet, and making sound decisions within compressed timelines. 

          Comfortable in a collaborative and fluid environment.  

          An excellent time manager, able to balance multiple projects and prioritize a broad variety of issues, initiatives, and objectives concurrently. 

          Discipline to be productive in an Agile environment. 

          Willingness to learn and work with tools that are outside the traditional stack, such as Anvil, Deepnote, and others. 

          A creative thinker: need to be able to come up with novel solutions to established. problems and evaluate their business benefit. 

          Business-savvy: need to be able to interact with both business specs and technical specs. 

          Travel: up to 25%, including international travel. 



          Has 8+ years of experience developing control software, with a track record of successful production deployments. 

          Has a degree in engineering that can relate to our industry (Electrical will be preferred) 


Compensation & Benefits 
Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, vacation, and sick days.   
Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.