Siemens Research Scientist in Industrial Automation in Princeton, New Jersey

Research Scientist in Industrial Automation

Locations:Princeton, New Jersey

Job Family: Research & Development


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Corporate Technology

Business Unit: Corporate Technology

Requisition Number: 204335

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Princeton

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Entry level

Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree

Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services. Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth. For more information, please visit:

Job Description:

We make a real difference to the way people live. As a world leader in developing and producing the most advanced engineering technologies , we improve lives and further human achievements worldwide, while also protecting the climate – all thanks to our employees. Working with us, you have the foundation to develop personally and professionally. We give you the chance to do something meaningful that benefits society and human progress. We give you the chance to make a difference .

For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies, and the business models developed from them, have been the foundation of Siemens’ success. Our central research and development unit, Corporate Technology (CT) plays an important role in this. Together with its global network of experts, CT is a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units. Siemens’ central research and development arm sees itself as a strategic partner to the company’s businesses. It plays a key role in achieving and maintaining leading competitive positions in the fields of electrification and automation while at the same time helping Siemens fully tap into the growth field of digitalization.

We are seeking a Research Scientist for the Automation Engineering Software Research Group in Princeton, New Jersey. In this research group, we shape the innovation roadmap towards the automation engineering of the future in collaboration with leading academic institutions and government agencies. We are a team of software enthusiasts, innovators, engineers and scientists with deep technical expertise who are passionate about disruptive technologies in the areas of design, engineering, and control. Our deliverables enable the successful transformation of technology trends into the business of the future for a multitude of customer products and services.

Join our research group and investigate the latest advancesin software ecosystems that help engineers to collaborate, digital twins of products and production machines, and cognitive software ,in diverse application areas such as smart factories, intelligent buildings and autonomous trains . You will be encouraged to think out-of-the-box, innovate and find solutions to real-life problems.


  • Developing a multi-disciplinary line of research and translating research results into practical applications and prototypes

  • Scouting and evaluating new software technologies that can be used in industrial environments and critical infrastructure

  • Defining and leading research projects, including technical supervision of software engineers and interns

  • Seeking support from appropriate Siemens business units on potential use cases

  • Transferring research results to Siemens business units for product implementations

  • Advising management and business units on disruptive technologies related to Engineering

  • Developing successful research proposals for external funding that align with Siemens’ strategic direction in collaboration with leading academic institutions and government agencies

  • Generating high-quality invention disclosures and patent applications

  • Building up a network of collaboration partners in Siemens business units and in US universities

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering is required

  • 2+ years of related professional experience or industry internships

  • Experience solving a real world problem in a professional environment with software you wrote yourself

  • Able to apply Computer Science theory to practice in the areas of Automation, Engineering, Modeling, or Simulation

  • Hands-on programming skills and ability to quickly prototype in C++, C# or other object-oriented language

  • Experience in writing funding proposals for research grants

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English are required

  • Collaborates well in an international and multi-cultural team environment

  • Will substantially contribute to several projects at the same time

  • Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, and Experience

  • Knowledge and/or experience in some the following areas is considered a plus: Compilers, Code Generation, Service-oriented architectures, Cloud computing, Human computer interaction (HCI), Collaborative and social computing, Multi-agent systems, Ubiquitous and mobile computing, Web applications, Model-driven software engineering, Modeling and simulation, Database theory, Data management systems, Graph theory, Computer-aided design, Artificial intelligence, Cognitive science, Machine Learning, Formal methods, Computational logic, Knowledge Representation, Automated Reasoning

  • Understanding the business of Siemens to identify and apply use cases for new technologies in the area of Automation & Control, e.g. Industrial Automation, Building Automation, Train Automation etc.


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Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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