Application Engineering

Application Engineer

Application engineering means improving and expanding the capabilities of our drives in close collaborations with customers. This includes both the core and generic functionalities as well as customized solutions tailored to specific needs. At Danfoss Drives, we have several roles working with application engineering e.g., software engineer, control engineer and software architect. 

Tools and languages

Our application development is done mainly in model-based design based on MATLAB Simulink. But developers also work with (embedded) C and C++, as well as Python for testing and various build and debugging environments.

Our infrastructure is based around Azure cloud and GIT. All our developers will work across these technologies and are expected to be able to handle most aspects of software development from code to successful build and integration. 

Methodologies  

At Danfoss Drives we embrace Agile and our developers are part of product focused SCRUM Teams. Our developers take responsibility for their own tasks and the multi-disciplinary teams handle all aspects of the software side of their product. 

 

What is your educational background?

I’m an Electronics and Instrumentation Engineer graduated on 2006 from KLN college Of Engineering(Affiliated to Anna University) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

I have completed my high schooling in small town called Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu.

How were you hired at Danfoss?

I applied for the position through referral and got called for interviews. After clearing all the interviews, I joined Danfoss on 27th Sep 2017.

What department and team are you part of?

I am with drives department and in Danfoss Drives Product Management and Development – Software and Control Engineering team in India under Rajamanickam Dhanaraj.

What is your responsibility at Danfoss?

I am currently working in drives Application development team and also playing the responsibility of technical product owner role in IDC team.

What technologies are you working with?

I am working with embedded C/C++ 11 development and Azure DevOps

What is the most important tool?

Most Important tool would be the AC Drive, Drive simulation kit, Trace32 debugger,  pureVariants, DevOps tools and MCT10.

What is the best part of your work?

The best part of my work will be able to develop new features and collaborating with team to nurture them to be able to solve the problems faster.

Why did you choose Danfoss?

Danfoss gives me the best working environment both in terms of knowledge and carrier growth. I get good support in having proper work life balance which enables me to think more fresh and be on the sunshine.

Did anything surprise you when you started?

More of the environment which is very friendly to new employees both in case of interacting with people and getting to know work. Also the Integrated campus, for developers like me it gives immense pleasure to know how my works is getting used.

Where do you live?

I live in place called Sriperumbudur about 20 Km from our Chennai-Oragadam campus. Little bit of hybrid place with both industrialization and nice green farming.

What is your educational background?

Master of Science Electrical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy + RWTH Aachen, Germany)

How were you hired at Danfoss?

I was hired in the post graduate program (PGP) in 2017 and got connected to Danfoss Drives first through UNITECH case study in 2016

Have you moved around internally at Danfoss?

Yes, as a part of PGP rotation I had done one project at Danfoss Cooling in the coils segment of Kolding factory. I worked with the product management team of coils.

What department and team are you part of?

Currently, I am working as an Application Software Engineer at Design Center Vaasa, Finland. I am a part of Electric Sailors feature team for iC7 Marine & Hybrid products and also application software team in R & D.

What is your responsibility at Danfoss?

Main responsibilities include development of application software of our Marine & Hybrid products of iC7. We provide the interface of our products towards the customers. We communicate and try to understand the needs of the customers and shape our development to meet their demands & requests. Other than that, I have been involved in some university activities like Digitalization Academy & UNITECH from Danfoss Drives.

What projects do you work on?

Mainly with iC7 software development in Electric Sailors feature team. Currently, we have quite many customers coming from the Viking Launch Activities. Mostly actively, I have been supporting Wasaline & PSW along with new upcoming customers cases like Wärtsilla & EverFuel.

What technologies are you working with?

Our main development tool is MATLAB Simulink & Simulink test. Other than that, we also work with customer tools like MyDriveProgramming, MyDriveInsight etc. We use Typhoon HIL as Hardware in Loop setup for our software testing. Testing is done using robotframework and python-based test scripts.

What is the most important tool?

MATLAB.

What is the best part of your work?

Working in R & D poses different challenges, so I like that part of my work. Also helping different stakeholders and customers to make the best use of our products is something which makes me happy. Every day I learn something new about our products, customer systems so that is something which I always look forward to. Working under the umbrella of making products that can help tackling the climate change and make this world better place of living is something which keeps me passionate about my work.

Why did you choose Danfoss?

Danfoss work culture, work ethics and the way they take care of their employees from remuneration to the work life balance is something which made me choose Danfoss. Danfoss is engineering tomorrow and the mega trends which Danfoss is working with especially Electrification & Digitalization make it an attractive place to work.

Did anything surprise you when you started?

No, not really. During my interview when I visited Vaasa office, I already like the place and knowing about to work with the experts in Power Electronics was fascinating.

Where do you live?

I live in Vaasa, Finland with my wife. Originally, I am from Pakistan where I had studied my bachelor’s in electrical engineering too and has worked in a packaging plant for electrical maintenance team. Before joining Danfoss, I had also worked at CERN, Geneva Switzerland & EON research center at RWTH Aachen Germany during my master’s studies.

 

Ready to join us?

A series of megatrends are transforming the world as we know it: Increased digitalization, electrification, and urbanization, as well as the challenges connected to food supply and climate change. At Danfoss, you will help develop energy-efficient and sustainable solutions that contribute to solving the global issues of today and tomorrow.

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