Applications monitoring more than 15 000 industrial turbines worldwide.
We work for world famous client seated in San Diego, California.
Trainings and quality requirements enhance personal growth of our people.
Solar Turbines – Internet of Things
Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, our client, a subsidiary of famous black-and-yellow Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial turbines, with more than 15,000 units and over 2 billion operating hours all over the world. Turbines are used in many areas e.g:
- Pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil
- Generation of electricity (for example, 1 turbine can supply electricity for approximately 20 000 households)
- Production of thermal energy for the pharmaceutical and food industries.
Ness KDC team has more than 90 IT specialists. We develop web, mobile and desktop applications which are used by both Solar personnel and their end customers. These applications serve Solar personnel in the process of acquisition and monitoring various data from turbine which help monitoring critical turbine parameters such as temperature, vibrations or rotations in order to predict turbine behaviour and avoid possible operational outage.
We have established a good working partnership with Solar and became essential part of the Solar IT team. Check 6 reasons, why it’s great to join the team >>
The teams at this project work with a wide range of technologies and frameworks. For development of Python 3 apps we use Django, uWSGI, NGINX, Jupyter, Pandas.
Responsive front-end design of web and mobile applications is based on AngularJS, HighCharts, React, Redux, Webpack.
Our back-end services run on Java, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, QueryDSL, as well as ASP.Net MVC 5, .NET 4.6, DevExtreme.
For the Big Data analysis and the development of algorithms we use Hadoop, HBase, OpenTSDB, Apache Spark, Kafka.
For development, testing and operations we also use AWS, Amazon DynamoDB, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Docker, Redis, Git, Rally, Nexus, Jenkins, Visual Studio 2015, ReadyAPI, Sahi Pro, Jmeter and much more.
Katka – QA Engineer
"Turbines always go to the max. We’re a great team at Ness events, but we enjoy also our own lab-life. Bowling, karting, paintball, pool or just a drink in the downtown. We’re friends at and after the work."
Tomáš – QA Engineer
"California is a travelling dream. Meeting the colleagues at Solar office removes all the barriers. Experiencing nightlife in Vegas, trip to Grand Canyon or going out to San Diego streets with the colleagues or just to spend some time at sunny beach – it’s simply something amazing. The other destination is Novazzano, Switzerland. Business trips at Solar are wonderful."
Rado – Senior Software Engineer
"The area of IoT requires usage of the latest versions of modern technologies and tools. Thanks to Ness support, I’ve got access to continual trainings. I like self-study and I attended many trainings. Two years in Solar team gave me a lot and got me closer to application architecture."
Vlado – Business Analyst
"20 teams, new assignments and emerging projects do not create any space for stereotype. It’s great to know that the customer is satisfied with the quality of work we perform and so the new teams are created on continual basis."
Marek – Senior Software Architect
"The teams at this project work with a wide range of technologies and frameworks."
Timea – QA Engineer
"There is a pleasant environment in a team and thanks to regular meetings we know what to do."
Zuzana – Software Engineer
"Solar Turbines, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, is the most dynamically project in Ness KDC. It is a great experience and reference to work on sophisticated solutions in such a unique domain."
Vedran Houdek – Senior Program Director
"We have simply an amazing team, which has achieved great success in short time."
Mojmír – Software Engineer
"Our project is unique thanks to the travelling opportunities. At San Diego, each of us has become a true Solarist."