Semester/Master Thesis in software development (80-100%)

We are an engineering department within ABB Switzerland, Product Group Mining, Aluminum & Cement, center of excellence for the High Power Rectifier solution for ABB Group, being responsible for the product development, product maintenance, execution of projects and the related services. Currently we are looking for a motivated student who supports us in the development of our key software application RectiSmart. You are an open-minded, proactive and reliable personality, with the desire to work in an international environment? Then apply now and have the opportunity for a unique experience (factory visits included).



- Induce the working principles of High Power Rectifiers and the web based design tool RectiSmart

- Assess the existing MATLAB GUI (GUI Part 1)

- Elaborate the existing MATLAB GUI with additional functionalities of the design tool RectiSmart (GUI Part 2)

- Improve the performance of the design calculations in MATLAB

- Test the new GUI

- Elaborate and document the process steps in a semester or master thesis



- Currently pursuing an BSc or MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology or Computational Science

- Deeper understanding and knowledge in power electronics

- Profound experience with MATLAB, ideally also in GUI programming

- Positive attitude with a strong desire to learn

- Well-structured, accurate and independent working style

- Fluent command of English, both written and spoken


Unfortunately, due to legal regulations, we cannot consider applications from non-EU citizens of foreign universities.

Applications may be submitted in English or German.



Additional information

ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your introduction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skills on a continuous basis.


Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at


ABB Switzerland Ltd

Vera Keller

Talent Partner

Telefon +41 58 586 74 15

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