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Software Engineer – Emphasis in Digital Communications Security

Pullman, WA
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Job Title: Software Engineer – Emphasis in Digital Communications Security
Location: Washington - Pullman

In this role, you will conduct research related to electric power system protection and automation systems. You will work with a highly qualified team of fellow engineers with the creative freedom to propose new cutting edge research projects with a goal to improve the security, stability, and understanding of modern electric power infrastructures.

You can expect your daily tasks will include designing and implementing software and/or firmware designs required to complete these research activities. Some of the latest designs have included data acquisition systems, digital communications security analysis software suites, and software for real-time detection of threats to critical electric power infrastructure protection and automation systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead implementation of firmware and/or software designs for communications system characterization and analysis, threat detection, and other power system automation security research needs
  • Analyze industrial automation systems for electronic vulnerabilities or other digital communication design flaws
  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge of power system protection and automation systems as they pertain to SEL GSD business
  • Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

  • Understand. Create. Simplify.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Software programming skills in C, C++, C#, Python, or similar languages
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills related to the design and operation of electric power system protection, control, and automation systems
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a U.S. government security clearance
  • Negative drug test result(s)
  • U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in digital communication network design, maintenance, security, and/or operation
  • Familiarity with industrial automation communication protocols
  • Familiarity with Linux based operating systems
  • Familiarity with embedded operating systems

Location Information

SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of résumé or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail. 

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.


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