Senior Industrial Controls Systems Design Engineer

Posted 16 May 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSoftware Engineering

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

Job Description


In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. CO+I is responsible for delivering over 200 Microsoft web portals, Live and Online Services around the world including infrastructure, security and compliance, operations, globalization, and manageability. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high-energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.

This position will be working on the Electrical Power Monitoring Systems (EPMS), Building Automation System (BAS) and IoT for new upcoming datacenter projects. This is a newer program with potential to expand quickly. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be one of the pioneers of this program.

The role involves design of the EPMS/BAS controls network of electrical equipment used in existing/new datacenters. The position will be a Senior Industrial Controls Systems Design Engineer for the execution phase of the MS datacenters construction.


The ideal candidate will be an instrumentation and controls engineer with leadership experience in electrical power monitoring systems for Data Centers. A team player able to work in a multi-disciplined engineering team implementing EPMS in Microsoft Data Centers globally and possess the skills to work in a fast-paced multi-project environment. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable in the network topologies and communication protocols associated with EPMS systems and related networks and has a firm understanding of electrical power distribution and monitoring requirements for mission critical applications. Candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, excel at project management, be able to multitask and be familiar with advanced engineering and energy efficient operational processes/procedures as they relate to large data center environments.


  • 5+ years of experience in the following areas:

    • Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) design and support.

    • Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) programming and support

    • Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) startup and commissioning.

  • Working experience in Critical Environments such as Datacenters.

  • Expert in developing TCP/IP and serial communication network design.

  • Expert in troubleshooting communication issues and setting up EPMS devices.

  • Expert in HMI development in EPMS like Schneider SCADA PSO and PME, Eaton Foreseer, etc.

  • The ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.

  • The ability to lead as the subject matter expert in EPMS/Control system design.

  • Willingness and ability to travel globally.

Preferred, not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering discipline.

  • Expert in Building Management Systems.

  • Experience working with communication protocols such as Modbus, BACnet, IEC61850, OPC UA, and/or SNMP communication protocols.

The ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.



TheSenior Industrial Controls Systems Design Engineerwill be responsible for developing hardware configuration, communication setup and testing of EPMS/BAS for additions to electrical power  and mechanical systems in MS datacenters. Projects include the addition of new hardware within existing/new facilities, containerized datacenters, and other datacenter modifications. Create new or update existing EPMS/BAS software configuration, database, graphics, alarming, and notification for the new devices.

TheSenior Industrial Controls Systems Design Engineerwill be responsible for developing submittal packages that include network drawings and device lists, which will detail the equipment, network, devices, and communication settings needed to configure the system. This role is responsible for coordinating the EPMS/BAS design within our teams EPMS/BAS software and commissioning groups, the AE firms, equipment vendors,  general contractors, and commissioning agents. Additionally, this role is accountable for ensuring the design EPMS/BAS meets project specifications and standards.