In a highly digitised energy company like Ørsted, software engineering and development has a part to play in almost everything, from running our 26 corporate websites and developing digital tools to managing our power plants and wind farms. We’re an expert team with an international makeup and wide geographical spread. Each member is empowered to use our particular skills as we work together to translate complex business requirements into simple, user-friendly solutions, using the most cutting-edge technologies – and we do so while co-located around the globe through online collaboration.
The work involves close collaboration with users, so we can steer the features we’re developing to meet their expectations – from discussing the value of different features to deploying code in a test environment, getting feedback from testers, and ultimately demoing and deploying the feature. Thanks to the iterative development practices we use, even large new products have a relatively fast time to market.
Data science and AI
Our wind farms and power stations don’t just generate electricity – they also produce a huge amount of data. It’s this kind of data we handle in Data Science & AI as we monitor how our assets are doing. It allows us to optimise our operations, for example by creating predictive maintenance models that detect likely problems before they’ve even happened, meaning repairs can be made without lengthy and expensive outage time.
And that’s just one example. What makes this role interesting is how fast-moving our field is, getting to use new technologies for data science, and having plenty of room to contribute our own ideas while we try to solve challenges across the business.