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Software Engineers

Innovation starts with you

Our software engineers design, develop, and test the application ecosystems that protect power systems and other critical infrastructure around the globe. We invent cutting-edge technology through writing high-quality code, enforcing strict quality standards, and continually learning and teaching.

We speak your language

Our teams of software engineers build applications with object-oriented languages like Go, C#, C++, and Python. We also work with web-supporting technologies like React, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, .NET, and SOA and the cloud-native Kubernetes ecosystem.

We focus on collaborative problem solving that makes electric power systems safe and reliable. We deliver great user experiences by developing software that provides innovative solutions to make complex systems intuitive and more accessible. Our engineering-focused approach to software development allows our teams to employ deep problem solving to understand the nature of a problem and determine the best wholistic solution.


Our mission matters

Our work improves the safety and quality of life for people around the world. SEL software engineers work collaboratively following Agile principles to deliver secure, scalable code that helps fulfill our mission of making electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

Culturally, we tie our work into our core company values and mission. Our software engineers support critical infrastructure through the design, testing, and implementation of software ecosystems. But the purpose-driven work doesn’t just power homes, businesses, and hospitals—it helps protect against ransomware attacks and delivers clean drinking water to regions around the globe.

We invest in you

Aside from offering competitive compensation packages, all SEL employees in the United States qualify for our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) after one year of employment. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, SEL invests in the health, wellbeing, and happiness of all its employees. In addition to comprehensive medical and dental packages for employees and their families, we offer on-campus health clinics, childcare, and wellness facilities; a monthly education stipend; and more.

The longevity of our employees matters to us. Our software engineering teams set realistic workload expectations that encourage work-life balance. We’re also proud to support our employees’ leadership and participation in groups like Women in STEM (WiSTEM) and The National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), among others.

Engineering Rotation Program

Steer your career

As the need for electricity grows exponentially, so does our growth mindset. We empower our employees with the tools—like education, training, and mentorships—to influence the direction of their career. Whether you join us at the associate or manager level, there’s ample opportunity to lead people and/or initiatives at SEL.

You’ll love the location

Headquartered in Pullman, Washington, our region is home to great schools (including two major universities), an award-winning farmers’ market, local wineries, art galleries, and an abundance of outdoor recreation. From here, you’ll enjoy some of the same amenities as big-city life, but without the commute.